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Old 06-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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I bought some warm white smd 5050 bulbs.. they have a little bluish tinge to them.. kinda reminds me of florescent .. maybe the vendor sent cool white and labeled it as warm.
I am thinking of ordering some cool white to see how they look. I thought the warm whites had more of a yellow look? My old led's ( three or four years ) have a really blue tinge to them.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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ctcamper,
Where do you buy your LED's?
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I haven't tried them but Lowes now sells G4 Led replacements for $8.98 each.

Shop Array 10-Watt Equivalent Indoor LED Flood Light Bulb at Lowes.com=
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I got them on ebay from china ... they all come from there anyway. China post will track if you put the number in usps tracking box now.
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If the LEDs have the proper color spec then warm white should be more of a yellow color while white will have a bluish tinge. Did the LED you buy have a color temp listed? A color of 5000K is white/blue while something around 3000K should be warm/yellow.

Now the problem you run into is that not all mfrs spec properly. So you can easily see color variation from 2 mfrs even if they both spec exactly the same color temp. You'll likely get more variation from cheaper mfrs and you might not get proper regulation either. My advice is to try out different bulbs from different mfrs before you load up and buy a bunch.

I've got a map of color temp and info on regulation on the blog if you're interested
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Ok I ordered two cools and two more warms from a different vendor... I will compare. I need a few more anyway. I am putting them in one half the fixtures so I have the halogens when I'm in a campground and the led's when I am boondocking. I'm probably going to run only a three to four at a time anyway as that will be enough light. I am not one for bright lights at night anyway.
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I've had excellent results with bulbs from RVledbulbs.com. They carry the top-of-the-line Revolution brand and that is a really excellent LED bulb. And they give color temp specs for their bulbs as well, so no guessing.
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I've had excellent results with bulbs from RVledbulbs.com. They carry the top-of-the-line Revolution brand and that is a really excellent LED bulb. And they give color temp specs for their bulbs as well, so no guessing.
Yeah, I just brought one of the Revolution bulbs (200) for our outdoor porch light. Very, very happy with both the output and the color. It's actually significantly brighter than our previous bulb and only draws 0.3 amps.

I've bought most of my G4 bulb replacements from LEDwholesalers (via Amazon) and have also been happy w/ them. Color and brightness are just as spec'd.
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