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changing colour of fluorescent lamp fitting

  • 09-12-2015 12:50am
    Registered Users Posts: 11,783 ✭✭✭✭

    i have got a 40watt circular fluorescent ceiling light in the living room. I am happy with the look of the fitting and amount of light it throws out but its the colour rendering. even though the shop assistant said it was a Warm white tube in it and its got 2200k printed on the tube itself I still find it a white bright crisp light. Its got a frosted plastic diffuser on it, I was thinking of maybe putting some kind of film/filter in the shade but has anyone got any other ideas apart from changing it for another fitting? - can you get even warmer tubes than 2200k? - also its got a electronic ballast, would it be able to be hooked up to a dimmer switch does anyone think?

    I have another floor lap in the room a 150w halogen lamp with dimmer and if i put that on the same time as the fluorescent its amazing how much 'whiter' the fluorescent light is - I would like to get them both near on matching the colour of the halogen floor lamp