I have a Bell & Howell TQ1 655QE which gives great results. However, I get a lot of light spill from the lamp house which reflects up and on to the ceiling. I've taken to resting a piece of card under the handle to stop the light (while still allowing space for ventilation) which makes significant improvement. I had a TQ3 that never had this problem, neither does my Elf NT2. Indeed, even my elderly Debrie D16 with its 750 watt lamp doesn't spill this much.
From: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Registered: Aug 2013
posted October 08, 2019 05:18 AM
I found that light spill excessive so cut a light guage square of metal about 3 inches square and mounted it via two 10mm metal spacers above the lamphouse grill. Painted black.
This blocks the light spill without restricting the airflow from the lamp.
[ October 08, 2019, 07:29 AM: Message edited by: David Fouracre ]
I may need to consider something along those lines. I did look at the mirror after posting and noticed that there are plenty of scratches etc where light is spilling from so it may be a case of a new mirror.