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    Hello everyone!

    Could someone tell me what TUNGSTEN LIGHTING is?

    I am on holiday from school and have no teacher to ask .

    Please reply soon, i would be really greatful.

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    It's any lighting based on heat/light released by electrical resistance against a tungsten coil/filament. Put simply, almost all incandescent lights are tungsten lights. Flourescent and halogen lights are not tungsten.

    Since the light from such sources is invariably the result of electrons superheating the tungsten filament in the bulb, the light tends to be warm in color. As such, cameras on a 'tungsten' white balance setting will try to shift the colors to the cooler end of the spectrum to compensate for the warm character of incandescent light.

    Arka C.

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    Tungsten lighting just has a different temperature from daylight-temp lighting. If you are shooting in tungsten light, you need tungsten {slide usually} film, unless you put a daylight filter over the lights. If you shoot with the wrong type of film in either situation, there will be a noticeable blue or yellow cast to the photos.

    Hope that helps.

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    The color temperature for tungsten is ~3200 degrees kelvin, the color temp for daylight is ~5500 degrees kelvin. Side by side the tungsten will appear orange and daylight will appear blue. Ironically, daylight on a cloudy day is ~6200 deg kelvin, "cooler" or "bluer" than daylight on a clear day.

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