Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Workshop: Color-accurate fluorescent lighting

Researched and selected the Philips F32T8/TL950 fluorescent tubes for lighting the shop.  They have a high CRI (color rendering index) and look like natural sunlight.  Purchased these from for $8.25 each.


Watts: 32
Bulb: T8
Color Temp: 5000K
CRI: 98
Lumens: 2000
Length: 48"
Life: 20,000 hours

Installed them in fixtures from home depot.  Over areas where I might hit the bulbs with a workpiece I hung fixtures that have plastic lenses/covers protecting the bulbs.