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Old 05-17-2018, 06:18 PM   #1
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Warm light or cool light on leds?

What do you guys like the most? Wife says she doesnít like bright light but sure likes it when she canít see.. lol
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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Well we do know your DW is a heck of a lot smarter than you, but I lile day light 5000k or so
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:10 AM   #3
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I will first caution: I had a friend who concieved the law of requisite choice
You live, only so long as total choices exceeds fatal choices. Sadly He ran out of choices.

THe decision to go Cool or Warm is a very personal one.. I prefer COOL WHITE. Many prefer WARM WHITE..
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:34 AM   #4
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My first LED purchase for the puck lights was cool white. DW and I agree the light was brighter but harsher than the incandescents. We have gotten used to them but will probably replace them with warm whites.

You might want to buy one of each and compare them side by side before committing to a larger purchase.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:53 AM   #5
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Warm light or cool light on leds?

I tried the side by side comparison and a year later still cannot say which I prefer. Because cool white seems to be brighter and produces better contrast, I prefer it for reading. On the other hand, I bought a roll of cool white LEDs that are very bright, but look blue instead of white.

When all the lights in a room match, I find I donít really notice if they are cool or warm unless they are at the extreme yellow or blue end of the visible spectrum. A mix of colors in the same room just looks wrong. Totally a personal choice. Guess that is why companies offer household bulbs that can be programmed for morning, day and night colors. Was there a real demand for that feature?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:02 AM   #6
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Thought I preferred natural light. Bought 20 light units at $10 each. They were really bright even in the lowest setting. Now have 20 $10 warm units to go in. After that I only have 40 more to go!
Yes, I also bought cheap ($1) each panels from Amazon but decided to go with the much higher priced M4 products.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:27 AM   #7
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I donít like bright white at all, it actually affects my mood.
I still havenít switched over. Tried one LED, too bright.

Now for my basement lights I will run the bright white LEDs cause itís more about seeing.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #8
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I don't have an RV yet, so this may not hold true...

I switched all my house light bulbs to LEDs this spring. I found cool white to be great in the garage, bathroom and kitchen, with warm white everywhere else.
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We like and use the cool white LED's (5000k). Anything over 5000k will give you a bluish tint! Many like the warm white for ceiling lights and cool white for reading and vanity lights!
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Cool lights for reading and kitchen. Warm white everywhere else.
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We ended up with a variety of color. Go to the M4Products site. Their color ranges are pretty accurate. M4 LED Color Ranges and Base Cross Reference
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Warm for me

I've installed about 30 of these. We like them a lot:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I initially installed cool whites , but found them too harsh . Replaced them with higher power warm whites . Much easier on the eyes and just as bright. Installed the cool whites in my storage bays.
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Changing color temperature of LED's

In several RV's I have used theater gels to change the color of the LED's, a much less costly change than new LED units. Shown is an Airstream and I think this demonstrates the difference between the warmer "gelled" units on the right and the cooler originals on the left. Look at the laminate on the wall.

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