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Old 08-12-2017, 04:58 PM
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Default What temp lighting do you have in your house.

I got so sick of the ugly yellow lighting of the florescent's in the house. When I switched over to LED I went to daylight K5000. I can see things much more clearly now although the temp took some getting used to. What is everyone else that is switching to LED using?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:06 PM
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When LED bulbs went on subsidy I changed all the incandescents to 5000k daylights. Everything is a more natural colour. When I was running a large aquarium, the daylight spectrum looked much better and I got used to it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:13 PM
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I put 3500K in my kitchen as the 5000k seemed too white.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:33 PM
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3000k is recommended for LED interior lighting. It's a softer light without being too harsh.

Most early LED was 5000k. 2700 to 3500k is readily available now.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:39 PM
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3000k is recommended for LED interior lighting. It's a softer light without being too harsh.

Most early LED was 5000k. 2700 to 3500k is readily available now.
2700 to 3500k is way to yellow for me, hate it.
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Over the past year I have switched over most of our lighting to LED's, taking advantage of the subsidies and various retail sales.

For most of the house I installed the more pleasing (to most) 'Warm-White' (3000/3500K) LED's.

For my workbench room, garage, and our office area, I went with 'Daylight' (5000K) LED's.

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I got so sick of the ugly yellow lighting of the florescent's in the house. When I switched over to LED I went to daylight K5000. I can see things much more clearly now although the temp took some getting used to. What is everyone else that is switching to LED using?
I also took advantage of the one dollar bulbs at Canadian Tire a couple months back...Bought 60 bulbs and make a huge difference. I always install daylight led lights.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:57 PM
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Mostly 3500k at our place.
We've got 5000's in the laundry room and garage. There's some 5000's in the kitchen over the work area. I use a 5000 for a reading light.

IMO, the 5000k bulbs have a very stark, white light but they work well in certain situations.
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3500k in all areas but workspace in the basement. 5000k there.
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2700 to 3500k is way to yellow for me, hate it.

How on earth did you survive all those many years, with the old incandescent bulbs ?!
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I like the Daylight also.
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How on earth did you survive all those many years, with the old incandescent bulbs ?!
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I don't know. I do know that once I had a few day light bulbs around the house, the yellow ones just started to bug me. Maybe it's my old eyes but I feel like I can see better with day light.
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I don't know. I do know that once I had a few day light bulbs around the house, the yellow ones just started to bug me. Maybe it's my old eyes but I feel like I can see better with day light.
Your eyes are Not fooling you ... day-light bulbs (~5000K) are better than warm/yellow bulbs (~3000K) for seeing details. The reason some people don't like the day-light bulbs is the 'blue' tinge they give off.

For thousands of years we have been conditioned to warm/yellow light when inside (fireplace/candles/incandescent ... @ 2000-3000K). It's no wonder many of us still prefer that colour of light for informal/in-house lighting.

The next time I buy an LED bulb, I'm going to look for a bulb that emits pure/natural white light (~4000K) and see how that works.






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