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On the subject of the Philips tubes you mention: Philips data sheet PL3321 gives
the low-down on the TL-(nnW)/93,94,95,96 series tubes, which Baensch says give a
plant usable spectrum output of 220% compared with sylvania gro-lux.
This sheet is avalable (in UK) from:
Philips technical literature Dept.
  0181 686 1966
They are expensive because they are a 5 phosphor tube, and yes they they have a
CRI of 95 in the 3000K and 3800K flavours, and CRI 98 in the 5200K and 6500K

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