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Old 07-08-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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Warm white or cool white?

Hey all, wanting to order new leds. Im pretty sure they are the 921 base. My question is, warm or cool? Whats your opinion? And id reeeaaallly like pics. Thanks all!!!
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What " temperature" for warm and cool? They should differ. The higher the temp the whiter the light. So I'd you want "warm" or yellowish light, stay between 5000 and 6000 Kelvin... Above 8000 kelvin and you are going bluish/purple.
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Warm white

I used cool white LEDs and converted over three fluorescent fixtures.

This weekend I'm replacing the LED's with warm white at the spousal units request. (Make that a demand) The warm white LEDs seem to be about the same color temperature as incandescents.

There are several very long threads here on converting to LEDs. Sure the search function and you'll find everything you need.
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Light color is very personal, I'd not like to choose for you.

A 100 w incandescent bulb is about 2800 Kelvin, an orange-yellow color. Sunlight is about 4800 K. In the 'old' film photo days film was made for daylight/outside and inside with flash or you indoor photos looked 'orange.' Film for inside would look tinted blue if used outside, and fluorescent light made things look green.

I don't like LED light above 4000, it looks harsh to me, but as I said, it's a personal choice.

Here's a link to the various Kelvin temperature colors.

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What color would u say new campers are? I dont mind them. I think frosted lenses cut the harshness of the cool white
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Agree - go warmer

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I used cool white LEDs and converted over three fluorescent fixtures.

This weekend I'm replacing the LED's with warm white at the spousal units request. (Make that a demand) The warm white LEDs seem to be about the same color temperature as incandescents.

There are several very long threads here on converting to LEDs. Sure the search function and you'll find everything you need.
I am not a big fan of "yellow" light so when I started my conversion I went with color temp 6000-7000k. Way too harsh and blue. Great for an operating room or workshop, but not for a living area. I swapped them out for color temp of 4000-4500k. These are basically indistinguishable from fluorescent cool white, which I like. Very happy

You have to be careful with the "name" given to the LED color - look at the numerical temp range to be sure. For example, the ones I ended up with were called "nature white". If you don't like cool white fluorescents, then you may want to drop down to something in the 3000k range.
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these are the ones I use as they give the same light perhaps a bit whiter than the 921 bulbs that came with my rig and they are really cheap if you can wait the month for delivery.Click image for larger version

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I suggest you get a couple of each and try them. Also try mixing them. Most other light sources are not a monochromatic as LED's are so you are really used to multi temperature light.
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I'm experimenting with LED in my stick and brick.

One thing I've discovered is that they don't attract bugs. I have six outside, a mix of warm and cool, and they never have bugs.
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Cool for me

I bought a couple of each and tried them. We didn't like the yellow tint, so we went with the bright white ones. Our camper is older, and the lenses aren't as clear as they once were, so the bright color is muted a bit.
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I'm experimenting with LED in my stick and brick.

One thing I've discovered is that they don't attract bugs. I have six outside, a mix of warm and cool, and they never have bugs.
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A mixture!

Ove the weekend I replaced all of the bright white SM5050 LEDs in one fixture with warm white. It was WAY too yellow, about the same as a candle.

So then I did another fixture and only did half off them, so I had a 50/50 mixture.

That evening I asked the DW which she liked best. 100% warm, 50% warm/50% bright white, and 100% bright white.

She chose the 50/50 mix.

If you look directly at the fixture you can see the two colors, but the mixture of light in the room is to the spousal unit's liking.
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Hey all, wanting to order new leds. Im pretty sure they are the 921 base. My question is, warm or cool? Whats your opinion? And id reeeaaallly like pics. Thanks all!!!

Here is great place to buy your LED's plus they have photos which show how the warm vs cool looks in an actual RV.

http://www.m4products.com/bulb-cross...d-color-range/

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We tried many and like something around 3200K, it just feels warmer and more like home at that color temp for us.
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