View Full Version : purchasing light probes

03 March 2003, 11:14 PM
Hi guys,

I'm wondering if someone can point me in the right direction for purchasing light probes (mirrored balls), either store wise, or prefferably online? Also, is there a particular recommended size for a light probe or is it simply a matter of bigger is better?

thanks for the help

03 March 2003, 10:09 AM
try ( I haven't brought anything from them.. so I don't know if the quality is good.

03 March 2003, 01:37 PM
You can get a mirrored ball at most craft and lawn and garden stores. I've seen them at Target as well.

In terms of size, I guess it's really dependant on what kind of environment you're going to be putting it in.

If you're going to be putting it into a tabletop kind of environment, you'd need something smaller. If you're doing "human scale" then I think an 8"-12" ball would be adequate.

03 March 2003, 05:43 PM
lol.. I guess I overlooked what's in your brackets.
Too long in front of this damn monitor...

03 March 2003, 07:24 AM
most due exactly what plotz said
gazing balls from lawn and garden stores
X-mas tree ornimants also..... glass ones

03 March 2003, 04:28 PM
cool, thanks for the tips guys :thumbsup: as soon as you mentioned gazing balls, all of a sudden i found a bazillion links for all kinds of globes. So it shouldn't be a problem finding any. my only thoughts now are which is better, glass or stainles steel.

Apart obviously from their durability, I wonder if glass produces a better reflection than the stainless?

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