The Old Daylight 4300K Colour

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The Old Daylight 4300K Colour

Post by SuperSix » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:14 pm

I don't suppose anyone knows anything about this colour? I'd previously though that it was simply the old name for Cool White since it seemed to disappear around the time Cool White started to appear. I've run a couple of Thorn 4300K tubes side by side, one is an old Atlas tube marked 'Daylight 4300K' and the other is marked 'Coolwhite 4300K', there's a very noticeable difference between the two. The Daylight one looks more blue and seems to flatten reds quite a bit more than the Coolwhite. Other people have said they've noticed a difference too, I certainly prefer this older Daylight colour over Cool White so what happened to it?

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Re: The Old Daylight 4300K Colour

Post by Tom » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:37 pm

I know what you mean. The old UK made Philips cool White 33s had a similar appearance! Regular halo cool whites always seem to have a greenish tinge to them!

I miss all the other old colours like Natural, Kolor-Rite and Northlight! Still, tri-phosphors are a good compromise but they can be a bit 'aggressive' whereas the old tubes had a 'softer' appearance.

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