Types of lamps
Type and colour
There are two main types of fluorescent lamps: the older T8 and new technology T5. Both technologies have merits and limitations that your lighting designer can discuss in more detail.
A cool colour temperature of 4000K is suitable for classrooms, offices and other work areas. Then change to warmer lamp colours in areas that are more relaxed and informal, such as staff rooms and entrance foyers. Fluorescent tubes are also available in 2,700K, 3,000K, and 3,500K, all of which would be suitable for use in the informal areas, depending on décor and style required.