I just bought some sunlight fluorescents, GE F40C50, also known as 40
watt Chroma 50. Their color looks quite good. From the little I have
been able to find on color balance in lighting fixtures, fluorescents in
the right color temperature look like the best way to go.
Now a question for you. How does the electronic ballast differ from
whatever is in those cheap fixtures I bought? And can they be used for
dimming the lights?
> -----Original Message-----
> I need to add some lights to my shop. I would like some
> flourescent fixtures with electronic ballasts, dual 8-ft bulbs.
> Locally, these
> are about $50 each. Low-end standard fixtures are around $30. Is there
> a source
> for these mail-order, i.e. cheaper? I only need 4-6 fixtures.
> I also want to put up some sort of full-spectrum light in the
> or possibly even a vapor lamp. I like a mixture of lighting to keep
> the colors
> correct and avoid the color problems fourescents have. Any thoughts on
> Rex Burkheimer
> Ft Worth TX