As an electrician
who professionally installs lighting I have to disagree rather profoundly with Luquid
in the writeup above. What he is complaining about is older flourescent lighting systems. (see fluorescent lighting
) Modern systems with electronic ballasts operate at 60,000 Hz. No one is quick enough to catch that flicker
. Nor is the color balance problem inherent. All his employers need to do is choose different bulbs.
I make no objection to the suggestion of inverted halogen lighting, or other methods. But it is not necessary to change from a fluorescent. The ballasts can be changed. Bulbs are easy, and changing both is a part of routine maintenance. Electronic ballasts will save his employer's money, because they are more efficient.
Fluorescent lighting has come a long way in recent times. Today they can offer pleasant and natural lighting, at low cost. An old or bad application is the real complaint.