With compact fluorescent lamps, it is easier to vary the colour temperature from: warm white or 2700K (similar to incandescent)up to 6500K which is very much like daylight.
Typically, warm white is used to illuminate residential areas: bedrooms, hallways for example.
At the high end, this is level used to help people suffering from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
At the 5000K - 6400K level, colours are very exact. Reds are red, blues are blue, etc.... It becomes easy to differentiate between navy blue and black, without having to take the items outdoors for comparison.
Coloured Compact Fluorescents? - Absolutely! :o)
EELCO can supply energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps in colours including:
BLACKLIGHT (call for availability)
Safety Options -
Typically, food preparation areas must be protected from shattered glass. For a nominal charge, EELCO can arrange to have a special coating applied that does not allow pieces of glass to drop.
Wet Location: Most of the lamps EELCO supplies can be coated to permit installation in wet locations. This makes for a great alternative to reliance on costly other lighting.