North Light's New HID Copy Lights
Specifically Designed for Art Reproduction with Digital Scanning Backs
High-Intensity Ceramic Discharge Lamps -- New to the photographic industry,
provide more light intensity (lumens per watt) without significant heat (infrared) at low wattage.

For years lighting works of art with continuous light has presented problems in light levels, even illumination, heat from tungsten and HMI lamps, excess UV and IR levels, and power consumption.

North Light Products, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized photographic lighting, has worked closely with Better Light to produce a series of continuous light sources to solve most of the issues of art reproduction.

The lights provide a very even light distribution without high infrared heat emission and minimal ultraviolet levels to satisfy museum standards.

The HID (or CDM) style lamps produce a very high level of useable light for the wattage -- nearly 4 times more than tungsten lamps. The color rendering index (CRI) is excellent with a 92-96 rating for the 4200K lamp.

Three models are available for use with varied sizes of art and horizontal or vertical copy setups. Each light unit is double fan-cooled (lamp side and electronics side of housing) and requires only a standard 15 amp, 120 volt outlet.

If you have had trouble with light intensity or even illumination, especially when using polarizing need to consider these HID Copy Lights.


NEW CUSTOM MONOSTAND is now available for the HID Copy Lights. (see below)

$3,295 $2,495 $1,895
Prices in U.S Dollars. Subject to change without notice.
  • High Lamp Efficiency  (up to 94 Lumens per Watt)
  • Low Energy Consumption
  • Low UV and IR Levels
  • Light Weight, Fan-Cooled, 5,000 Hr. Lamp Life
  • Color Stability over Life of Lamp
  • High CRI Rating of 92-96 on 4200K Lamp
  • Meets Museum Standards for Conservation
NorthLight Copy Lights have been discontinued by the manufacturer. Some USED units may be available.

for availability of used lights or new LED options.

The largest 900 watt lamp is approximately 3 feet tall and 12" wide and deep.

It can be mounted on a Junior stand with a 1-1/8" TVMP adapter. Several stand heights are available for your application.

The smaller lights (about 24" x 12" x 12") can be mounted on standard "C" Stands.

The Copy Lights can be mounted horizontally with a special adapter bracket (see photo on right).

The new NorthLight HID copy light stand offers you a three-wheel rolling stand and a seven foot tall column. The light can be positioned low or high on the column and then be tilted up or down (as shown). The light can also be mounted in a horizontal position and can still be tilted up or down.  With the three wheel design, the stand can be placed very close to the wall and at a 45 degree angle so that floor space is saved in smaller shooting areas. The stand footprint is: 33 inches wide and 32 inches deep.    DISCONTINUED