Tim, I don’t think your lighting concerns are on the top of the
list. Ventilation is the biggest saftey issue, I have had some
friends hospitalized as a result of inadiquate ventilation. This
should be a piece of cake for you as you can build it in to your
new house. The pickle pot, soldering station, enameling area,
casting area, electroforming area, finishing area, and patina area
all need to be ventilated. Not sure what you have so I’m just
listing everything I can think of.
All of the mentioned areas give of toxic fumes or particulate.
Especialy the Patina area, some of those chemicals are very nasty.
For lights most studios I’ve used have florescent overheads with
incandecent bench lights.
Just my .02 cents,
Ed Colbeth Metalsmith, Motorcyclist
Taunton, Massachusetts (Soon to be Deer Isle, Maine)
93 K1100RS "Wanderer III"