Cool white fluorescent lamp

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[General Electric] A trademark for a high efficiency fluorescent lamp with a color temperature of 4200 K. Cool white lamps give a white reflection on a neutral surface. In general these lamps blend with natural daylight and give good color acceptance. The standard Cool white fluorescent lamp has strong yellow, orange and blue-violet lines but weak red causing red objects to appear brown and blue objects to appear violet. The Deluxe Cool white lamps give better color representation and simulate natural daylight.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Kaltlichtlampe (Deut.); lâmpada fluorescente (Port.)

Other Properties

Phillips codes: 33, 840

Additional Information

T.Brill, Light: Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities. Plenum Press, New York, 1980.

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