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Old 09-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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I am changing floresents and small bulbs to led .What is the best color to use?
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You'll get a lot of opinions on this one! But if you like a warm glow of traditional incandescence then stay below 2800K (Kelvin light scale). If you like white light like fluorescent then around 3000K and if you prefer a white blue then above 3000K.
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If you want a warm color like you would get from a standard light bulb, you should aim for 2700 Kelvin (Kelvin is here the yardstick for the color that your light source appears to be).

Once you get a Kelvin color temperature over 3000, you light will start to look more blue in color. Personally I don't like that but obviously that is down to personal preference.
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I hate my florescent lights in my MH and I will attempt to replace these when back in the US shortly.

I have made up some spray painted pieces of plywood - same size as the existing florescent lights - and I am going to mount these LED lights on the boards. 2 LED lights to each board was my idea. The LED's are 2700 Kelvin and I have tested them by connecting them directly to a 12 Volt battery. They work fine and I believe that they are going to make an nice improvement. Time will tell.

I plan to take the complete florescent fitting out, including the ballast, and I will probably install a small 200MA fuse holder and fuse in front of each individual new light fitting.
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