The use of fluorescent bulbs has yielded several distinctive advantages. With the advancement in technology, the fluorescent bulbs can be manufactured to produce the color temperature at 5500K, known as daylight. Unlike 6400K or 3200K that leads the image to be either too cold or too warm, the 5500K-daylight temperature is perfect for still photography as well as filming since it reveals the subject's real color.
Technology does not only help the fluorescent bulbs reaching the daylight temperature, but also improve the mechanism of the bulbs, making the illumination process more efficient and energy saving. Nowadays, an 85-watt fluorescent bulb produces about the same brightness of a 425-watt incandescent bulb.