Origin is designed to work regardless of changing lighting conditions, but some lighting setups will perform better than others. Shaper recommends incandescent lights, flicker-free LEDs, and sun light when possible. Origin's on-board workpiece illumination LEDs will even enable Origin to work great in dark or unlit environments.
In many workshops, LED bulbs (both Edison-style and fluorescent-tube style) are becoming more popular. Not all LED lights are created equal - high quality LED lights will work great with Origin, but lower-end LED lights can introduce a flicker that results from insufficient filtering of the 50/60Hz AC frequency that is powering the LEDs. If you plan to use overhead LED lighting, see our suggestions below.
LED Lighting Suggestions
LED lights can vary dramatically in quality so we have compiled a list of crowd-sourced suggestions from the Shaper Community. Please note, the following products have not been independently verified by Shaper, but have instead been validated by Origin users like you!
Try these lights (Confirmed to be working by Origin Users):
- Feit 14W (Costco Model #1022050) 4100 lm
- Energetic 48 Watt 3600 lm
- Hyperikon 18W LED tubes, 2100lm
More suggestions coming soon.
Avoid these lights (Issues reported by Origin Users):
- GE Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED, 2100 lm
- Hikolity 40 Watt, 4000 lm
- Barrina LED T5 Single Fixture, 20 Watt 2200 lm
Want to contribute to these lists? Share your suggestions on the community forum, here.