[thelist] [ot] what is Color Temperature ?

Alessandro Alessandro at bodytrends.com
Fri Oct 6 12:00:46 CDT 2000

> Fluorescent tubes and other charged gas have spikes of colors (think
> histogram) emitted rather than a curve of all the colors leading up to the
> highest color temperature.

They do, more like separate bands than spikes (think quantum physics here).
You are not necessarily wrong in your statements. Their spectral radiation
is 'equivalent' to the spectrum of a heated black body at a certain
temperature. It is just a reference. After all black body radiation is one
of the fundamental examples of quantum theory.

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