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Enhance Your Stained Glass Art with a Beam Light Box

Artwork courtesy of Hare Moon Stained Glass - Check out Hare Moon

Stained Glass Art Light Boxes

Stained glass is a beautiful art form that has been appreciated for centuries. From intricate lead-light windows in cathedrals and churches to modern installations in homes and commercial buildings, stained glass brings light and colour to any space. The creative process of designing and constructing a stained glass piece requires a great deal of skill, patience, and attention to detail. One of the most essential tools for a stained glass artist is a good quality light box.

A light box is essentially a large, flat box with a bright light source inside. The light source illuminates a transparent or translucent surface, providing a bright and even light that is ideal for tracing and viewing patterns and designs. In the world of stained glass, a light box is an invaluable tool for creating, designing and perfecting a piece.

At Orchard, we are proud to offer a range of light boxes and light tables specifically designed for artists and creative professionals. Our Beam brand light boxes are available in a variety of sizes and brightness levels to suit the needs of any stained glass artist.

Benefits of Using a Light Box for Stained Glass Artists

Tracing Patterns

One of the key benefits of using a light box for stained glass is the ability to trace patterns. By placing a design or pattern underneath the light source, an artist can easily trace the lines onto their chosen glass. This helps to ensure accuracy and precision when cutting the glass pieces and can save time compared to freehand drawing.

Previewing Designs

A light box also provides an excellent way to preview designs before committing to cutting and shaping the glass. This is particularly useful for large or complex designs where it can be difficult to visualise the final product. By previewing the design on the light box, the artist can make any necessary changes before starting the cutting and shaping process.

Colouring and Shading

In addition to tracing and previewing designs, a light box can also be used for colouring and shading. By using different colours of transparent or translucent paper, the artist can experiment with different colour combinations and shading effects. This helps to create a more accurate representation of the final product and can save time and materials compared to making changes after the glass has been cut and shaped.

Eye Strain Reduction

Working with small pieces of glass and intricate designs can put a lot of strain on the eyes. A bright and evenly lit light box helps to reduce eye strain and provides a comfortable work environment. This is particularly important for artists who spend long hours working on their projects.

A2 BEAM LED Light Box

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  • Working Area 620 x 440mm Edge-To-Edge Screen
  • Paper Size A2
  • Dimming Stepless brightness control 10 - 100%
  • Memory Function
  • Weight 4.3kg
  • Total Light Power 3,274 lumens
  • Screen Brightness 12,000 LUX / 3,820 nits
  • Screen Acrylic Screen
  • Light Source Rear-lit LED
  • Light Output 5500K - 6000K (Pure White)
  • Light Wavelength500 - 545nm
  • LED life-span 50,000 hour
  • Power Supply 24V 2.5A
  • Max. Power Usage 40W
  • Ingress Protection IP64

£502.80Inc. £83.80 VAT
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A3 BEAM LED Light Box

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  • Working Area 440 x 330mm Edge-To-Edge Screen
  • Paper Size A3
  • Dimming Stepless brightness control 10 - 100%
  • Memory Function
  • Weight 2.2kg
  • Total Light Power 1,740 lumens
  • Screen Brightness 12,000 LUX / 3,820 nits
  • Screen Acrylic Screen
  • Light Source Rear-lit LED
  • Light Output 5500K - 6000K (Pure White)
  • Light Wavelength500 - 545nm
  • LED life-span 50,000 hour
  • Power Supply 24V 1A
  • Max. Power Usage 21W
  • Ingress Protection IP64

£406.80Inc. £67.80 VAT
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A1 BEAM Light Table

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  • Working Area 860 x 620mm Edge-To-Edge Screen
  • Paper Size A1
  • Weight 7.8kg (14.5kg with glass)
  • Switch Stainless touch sensitive & illuminated
  • Dimming Stepless brightness control 10 - 100%
  • Memory Function
  • Total Light Power 6,398 lumens
  • Screen Brightness 12,000 LUX / 3,820 nits
  • Screen Toughened Glass
  • Light Source Rear-lit LED
  • Light Output 5500K - 6000K (Pure White)
  • Light Wavelength500 - 545nm
  • LED life-span 50,000 hour
  • Table Height 830mm
  • Weight 31Kg
  • Power Supply 24V Mains power supply included
  • Max. Power Usage 80W
  • Ingress Protection IP64

£894.00Inc. £149.00 VAT
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Conclusions

In conclusion, a light box is an essential tool for any stained glass artist. From tracing patterns to previewing designs and reducing eye strain, a high-quality light box can make the creative process easier and more enjoyable.

At Orchard, our Beam light boxes are designed with artists and creative professionals in mind. With a range of sizes, brightness levels and features, there is a light box to suit the needs of every stained glass artist. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, a Beam light box is a valuable investment that will enhance your work and bring light to your projects.

Artwork courtesy of Hare Moon Stained Glass - Check out Hare Moon

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