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What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 11, 2019 10:01PM
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What color temp are your led light bulbs
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29 votes were received.
2700K (Soft White) 14
 
48%
3000K (Bright White) 6
 
21%
5000K (Daylight) 2
 
7%
Adjustable 0
 
0%
RGB 2
 
7%
Other, you inconsiderate ass 5
 
17%



My new place mysteriously does not have a single energy efficient bulb throughout. Light bulb shopping time. I tried a daylight bulb and found it too yellow. Daylight is too blue. Maybe I'm overthinking this.



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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: clay
Date: July 11, 2019 10:02PM
2700-3000k, depending on application and location. Daylight bulbs are painful.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 11, 2019 10:22PM
What clay just said.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 11, 2019 10:25PM
I have some lamps with 5 bulbs, 2, 3, 5, OFF. I usually put 2 soft, 3 daylight. I. For relaxed atmosphere we use 2 soft. For reading, etc we use 3 daylight. For very bright lights we use all 5.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 11, 2019 11:16PM
I mix them also. I found the soft white were too yellow, and except where I needed a bright light for reading, those were too much towards blue for being accustomed to incandescent bulbs. So for most places use one of each.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 11, 2019 11:40PM
my reading lamp is 3500K.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 11, 2019 11:59PM
Kitchen, Dining, Hallway 3K. Bedrooms and bathrooms 2700
Bright white is what we found comfortable.
The 5k stuff is/was too blue.



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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 12, 2019 12:25AM
There wasnt an option for "none"...



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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 12, 2019 04:18AM
3000K and below is too yellow for me

5000K starts to get too blue.

I've got Hue bulbs so I'm probably at 4000K, best guess.




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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 12, 2019 09:08AM
The wife really doesn’t like the daylight bulbs, so 3000 is as high as we go, with 2700 a better bet for spousal approval.
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: dk62
Date: July 12, 2019 09:14AM
I noticed that my generation prefers warm light, mimicking incandescent, while my kids strongly prefer bright white or daylight. I wonder if it is a universal generational thing, based on what we are (and are not) used to...



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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 12, 2019 09:27AM
....all the colors.....of the wind.....



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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: July 12, 2019 11:00AM
Dining room has 8 edison style LED bulbs, around 2200k, kitchen and other areas are 4000k and the bathrooms are 3200k except for one that my wife picked a yellow and after painting decided it was too yellow so I put in 5000k bulbs which tone down the yellow and save me from repainting the bathroom
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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: July 12, 2019 11:06AM
2700-3000K, and depending on the time and area, I might bump them up to 5000K for daylight (this is usually on some recessed ceiling in soffit-type locations where I want it to appear and feel as if there is a skylight. Works great.

Also adjust the color (RGB) sometimes for special occasions.

Most (relaxed) living spaces are 2700K (living rooms, bedrooms, etc.) and then I keep it 3000K in the kitchen and other more common/open gathering spaces. I will sometimes bump lights above kitchen windows and some adjacent windows to 5000K to show more 'daylight' coming through.

Garages and storage areas have 5000K daylight bulbs to keep things vibrant and fresh, especially helps if working in there during the night.







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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: July 12, 2019 02:51PM
I use 2700's mostly inside the house. 5000k outside for yard lighting that I leave on all night. It seems like the Daylights get more lumens per watt.

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Re: What color temp are your led light bulbs?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 12, 2019 03:40PM
2700K, less eyestrain with less blue. However older eyes do prefer some more blue as the lens yellows over time. Not yet for me.

But please never use 5000K bulbs outside at night, these are the absolute worst for wildlife. We have a full cutoff 3000K 5W bulb as our only always-on light.
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