Enlightenments

Microsun-sized bits of information and news from the enlightened world.

Don’t tattoo in the dark. Get a Microsun

Brian Brenner, owner of Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio has been tattooing for a couple of decades. When you are spending hours focusing on your art, being able to see without strain is critical. After he tried the Microsun Solis task lamp, with its long swing arm, he was hooked. It’s not so much as what he sees when he’s using it, but now, when he works without it- he misses it. Now he wouldn’t work without it.

He has the optional black shade on his, you can add your own stickers. If you don’t believe Brian, try it for yourself, risk free for 30 days.

The true full spectrum light of the Microsun lamp will be like working in sunshine.

 

Pottery painting is easier with a Microsun lamp

At Creative Cottage Ceramics in Dayton Ohio, the serious ceramic artists gather around the Microsun Solis crafting lamp to do their painting. Its true full spectrum light eases eye strain and allows people like Sherry Kurtz to work longer and enjoy her craft.

Sherry has been painting greenware for over thirty years. Her goal is to paint her projects to look as close to real as possible. She uses a lot of dry brush technique to bring out the details and create that faux fantastic feel to her projects.

She’s using a Microsun Solis with its swing arm extended over her workspace.

The art of framing art looks better under a Microsun

David Crowell has been framing art since 1990. As a master framer, the craft of restoring old frames has become one of his specialties. When people say “they don’t make them like they used to” he knows exactly what they are talking about.

Many of the ornate frames we see now and molded or machined with fancy CAD cutting tools. Old picture frames were hand carved and the beauty lies in their lack of perfect symmetry. For those with a discerning eye, or a love for antiques, the beauty of the old hand carved frame is as important as the art within its edges. Often times, when vintage art is brought in for restoration, the same goes for the frame. This is where Mr. Crowell finds the full spectrum high intensity output of the Microsun Solis a valuable addition to his toolset.

“Being able to see without strain, the clarity and contrast, make my work far easier, especially without the glare” was his first reaction to using a Microsun Solis on his workbench while restoring a 200 year old frame. His entire business is focused on the visual, from the preservation and presentation of art as well as the occasional creation of art. After seeing the difference the Microsun lamp makes, he’s become a believer.

Before the Solis, he’d tried all kind of combinations of lighting fixtures and devices to illuminate his work space. After the addition of a Microsun, he realized how seriously under lit the space was.

If you are ever in Dayton Ohio, and want to visit his shop, Custom Frame Services is at 1029 Wayne Avenue in the South Park Historic District, right across from one of our favorite pizza places, Dayton’s Original Pizza Factory (try the Buffalo Bacon Ranch).