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The colors of fluorescent light are not good for viewing.  There are several lighting companies that have lines of track lighting with fixtures that can take either incandescent bulbs or LED’s.  LED’s cost more at the outset, so it’s important to try them before you buy, but you will save money in the long run, both because the energy use is so low and because the bulbs last for a very long time.  They also put out very little heat, so you save on air conditioning as well.  If you talk to the manufacturers of LED’s and tell them you will be buying a number of bulbs, they will probably send you samples to try out. There re some LED’s that can be dimmed.