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    Ge reveal bulbs color temp?
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    Does anyone know what color temperature GE reveal bulbs are? Are they closer to 3200K or 5600K? Any issues with using them and mixing them with pro lights?

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    I have found the daylight temperature CFL bulbs are much closer than the "reveal" bulbs, which were not close enough to work.

    They're cheap enough to get a few different wattages to tune in a light to your taste (since all but the most expensive don't work on a dimmer.)
    Plus you can get more light out of a practical if needed, they can put out the light of a 200 watt bulb for less than 60 watts, which may be the max rating of the lamp.


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    This is in no way scientific, but I feel like they fall near the middle (roughly equivalent to Tungsten with ~1/2 CTB). I bought them to use as practicals in a short I did in December.

    I was balanced to daylight, but wanted the practicals to still have a slight-tungsten glow. They worked perfectly. Plus they work better than CFL with my dimmers


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    I white balanced on a regular bulb and got 2600

    I white balanced with the GE reveal bulb and got 2800

    They are definitely cooler, but not by a lot (if my test was accurate).
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    On the web, several sources quote GE as saying its 2850K so that's consistent with your testing.
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    n:Vision, makers of compact bulbs, has a huge line of bulbs of varying "Watts" BUT whats more important is they give out all the specs including COLOR TEMP. The one downside is they are a Home Depot exclusive so if you only have a Lowes in your town you are out of luck.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...0053&langId=-1


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    if your town doesn't have a Lowes, it sure as beans doesn't have a Home Depot. think Walgreens, Longs, CVS, Rite Aid. all on the same block haha


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