[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Probably impossible, but...

>Anyway to get a fluorescent lamp to produce the sparkling water that a"point 
>light" source creates? I doubt it but thought I'd check.

Not really.  That defies the laws of optics.  Point light sources produce 
sparkling reflections simply because they are point light sources.  Go into 
any jewelry store and look how they have the diamond cases and display areas 
lit.  They use bare-bulb point light sources, usually with a slight hint of 
blue tint.  This makes those diamonds sparkle and look their best.  Same for 
water.  Fluorescent lights are a diffuse light source, and as such do not 
produce sparkly points of reflection.

--- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts ---