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Old thread but maybe someone finds this useful:

I recently changed the fluorescent tubes in my workshop and, while researching, I learnt that besides luminous flux and color temperature, there is another thing to look at when choosing a tube: the color rendering index (CRI). In short, it defines how well colours of an object appear when illuminated by that particular light. For example, yellow sodium lights in streetlights have a really bad CRI since everything illuminated by them looks yellowish. Cheap LEDs are also quite bad. Standard fluorescent tubes have a reasonable CRI of about 80+ and premium ones are 90+. 

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