A few weeks ago I was asking about the CPC LED outdoor lamps and I was put off by the comments that they were too blue and other comments posted here.
I wondered if anyone had experience of CFL outdoor lamps, such as this one by Eterna: http://www.eterna-lighting.co.uk/productinfo.asp?product=FL124B
I think it, or something similar, is sold by CPC and Toolstation. The only problem is, the pdf file says that the bulb is 6400K for that too; so presumably it is as blue as the LED models we talked of before?
I did have a no-name CFL from CPC before and it was slightly blue but I was surprised that it never seemed affected by the cold. I was worried that a CFL might be dim when cold. Are the bulbs for the outdoor lamps made differently from the indoor ones because indoor cfls are often criticised for being slow to come to full brightness. The colour temperature is one obvious difference between the two bulb types.
Could you put any CFL with an ES end into the fitting or are they special bulbs? For example, is the electronics in the fitting rather than the bulb?
PS Is Eterna a good brand for lights?