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In order to see the colors as they are represented on the color wheel, they need to be presented in white light. This light can be the sun, tungsten light or flourescent light.
When you mix red, green and blue light phosphers, this produces a white light. You can see this in a TV screen and the same principle applies to theatre lighting and to the web. This is called the Additive Color System.