I think that qualifies as an understatement.
To the original poster:
You might also look at LEDs if you're concerned about longevity. There's a growing variety of colors/shades of yellows, whites, oranges, etc that may work. If you'll look around at night, you'll notice a wide range of colors from house to house. Rarely is there just one color, even in the same house.
You could simulate a TV set in a room, by using a flickering blue LED.
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