Review: Triple Tube Pro Task Lamp

My former setup consisted of two FORSÅ lamps with daylight bulbs. I positioned them before and behind me on the right and left side. It was a good solution so far, but theres always room for improvement, right ? What was probably bothering me most was that i had good lightning from every direction except from above. So i decided to change that situation. As the headline foreshadows i decided after some research in favor for a  “Triple Tube Pro Task Lamp” from Lightcraft.

First impressions

My impression as I opened the packet was good. Everything was securely stored and packaged. Which in my case was more than necessary because my parcel service wasn’t that careful with the package. Actually the styrofoam was broken in multiple occasions. 



Technical specifications 

  • Fluorescent tube 3 x 14 W.
  • Kelvin 6400 k.
  • lamp head length 61 cm.
  • lamp head depth  11 cm.
  •  lamp head height 6 cm.
  • Overall weight about  3,45 kg (including package ).


Everything looks well done and well processed. I discovered no sharp edges so far. The lamp itself has three joints and two arm elements. Everything moves smoothly and well. The power cable is mounted alongside the arms and is in no danger of getting clamped in the joints.

You can move the lamp head for about 80 cm horizontally from the lamp mounting. You can move the lamp head in almost any desirable direction. Even more the 90 degrees from the vertical is possible. The lamp heads keeps in the place where you put it. No unwanted movement of the lamp head. ( at least after a week of use ) . The power button is mounted on the lamp head and is easy reachable.



It’s really great ! I love it !! Ok, hmm. Lets try to be a little bit more objective ! I think the main difference to my former setup is that the overall lightning is now much better than before. Down below you can imagine the difference. The left picture is as you can guess the state before. The right after i installed the lamp. When i made the picture it was not fully dark outside. If its dark the difference is much more noticeable than before.  The advantage when the light head is actually mounted above you is that there is nothing in between the model and the lamp.

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i haven’t had issues with the lamp heat so far. Even after hours of use the lamp body is only warm. Even below the lamp the heat is barely noticeable. Because of the grid it’s also not possible to burn oneself. 


On the first look this category seems a little bit strange, but the lamp actually emits a little bit of noise. Because we have an aquarium and its lighten by a 400 W HQI lamp that’s not a real problem for me, because the HQI actually emits a louder noise to which you need some time to get used to it. But despite the HQI if there is a TV or PC nearby you will not hear the hum at all .

Additional resources

If you’re looking for a another good review I suggest reading the one at feedyournerd. He also made a lot more pictures than me especially from the mechanical parts of the lamp. I highly recommend reading his review too !

A list of reviews of various other lamps can also be found on feedyournerd

Hope you enjoyed reading the review and it was helpful for your decision process.

Trygon prime finished

Today I have for you some picture of my recently ( actually some weeks ago ) finished trygon prime. He hopefully will be the first of a small 1000 points tyranid army.

Hope you enjoy the pictures !


How-To Tank Tracks 

Due to the demand of @resinjunkie theres a short tutorial how i did the tank tracks on my sicaran battle tank.

Colors you will need:

  • Chaos Black
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mithril Silver (old) or Runefang Steel (new)
  • Nuln Oil (wash)
  • Vermin Brown (old) or Skrag Brown (new)

Everything was applied on a white basecoat but if you use black it just will come out a little bit darker. Everything was applied with an airbrush except for the wash.

1) Basecoat with “Leadbelcher”.
2) Generous coat with “Nuln Oil”. Be sure that the wash dried. Nothing is more annoying than mess up everything because its still liquid.
3) Sprayed a 50/50 mix of “Chaos Black”/”Leadbelcher” at the center of each chain element.
4) Carefull drybrush on the knuckle points and the edges of the chain element.
5) The last step is a heavily thinned down coat with “Vermin Brown”. Be a little conservative with the first coat. You can always apply more if you think its too less. Basically you can use whatever color you want to simulate the dirt.

Runepriest on Thunderwolf

Today i can present you a model on which have painted the last two weeks. Because i wanted to try out the rune priest on bike the idea came to me that i could use the ” Wolf count as Bike” possibility. Some of you will recognize the lower part of the model. Its a Thunderwolf model i had painted some month ago. Because if only have three of them they didn´t see that much action. The Toros is magnetized so i can swap them as i like.
Hope you like the model . Comments are welcome as always !


They are coming ! Bugs !

I have painted this tyranids some month ago to get a short break from my wolves and have visual display for a color scheme which was floating around in my head for a long time. May be i add some stripes to the back plates but currently i think they are fine.

Wolf Guard reinforcements

Today i can show you my two newest additions to my wolf guards. With them the wolf guard is now 10 men strong including arjac rockfist. Reaching ten men strong makes it possible to fit two cyclone missile launchers ( from Anvil Industries) on my terminators.  The bases were made with the same process as all of my bases. So nothing new there. So theres only to wish you fun with the pictures !

Heute kann ich euch zwei Neuzugänge für die Wolfsgarde vorstellen. Damit ist die Wolfsgarde auf eine größe von 10 Mann, inklusive Arjac Felsenfaust, angewachsen. Dies ermöglicht es mir auch, die zwei abgebildeten Cyclone Launcher von Anvil Industries zu verwenden. Die Bases sind nach dem vor ein paar Wochen vorgestellten Verfahren angefertigt worden. Dann bleibt mir noch euch viel Spaß mit den Bildern zu wünschen !