@rsoler Wow, I thought the trend would be higher color temperatures. Shit. I understand the want for lower colors, but why not swap back to those in the later hours, and keep bright white during the day? I've thought that would be the best way to go. Most fixtures have 3-4 lights, so have 2 for daytime and one, or the remaining for warm white, without as much cyan or blue spike.
@lorna No I didn't grow up with anyone using halogens, it was only incandescent in the 90s and it still is except for lower power halogens (28 watt with soft coatings) and fluorescents. I'm going to get the warm 43 watts to use, I can't wrap my mind around these lights.
@TwoCables Woah, O.K.! I get the annoyance of changing lights, but halogens produce a good bit whiter light (if you get the neodymium glass--it's not a coating, the material is even used in magnets!) so I thought you'd be interested in that. I like the aerotech bulbs too, but I only use them at night for the much stronger yellow glow they give. In the daytime (in the morning really, and that's rare) I'll use the whiter halogens for the brighter light.
For my situation, a 20,000-hour incandescent light bulb cannot be beaten.
@herf Wow! That's enlightening. I hope it gets cheaper to calibrate the stuff, I really want high quality light. I want everyone to know that fluorescents put off a strange light and it's not at all nice. It's just all over the place. It makes it incredibly difficult for me to read smaller fonts (maybe 6-7 points). It's hard to do that anyway, but with fluorescent it's just about impossible.