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  • Seeing the Difference with Residential LED Lighting Temperatures

    LED Lighting Temperatures

    My husband and I took a little get away recently. The cottage was lovely and fishing from the doc added to the experience with help from Hurricane Ian. Reading and relaxing were in order and sitting on the sun porch were two sets of these double fixtures. The curse of being in the lighting business is noticing things like this. One bulb was a 2700K and other must have been a 5000K. The first time I saw them, it almost took my breath away. One was yellow and the other blue. I thought to myself, how could the owner not notice this? It was a real eye sore and terrible lighting for reading. I have also noticed businesses with different temperature bulbs in their ceiling fixtures and it takes away from the products they sell.

    Now, let’s look around our own homes. Are the bulbs in your recessed cans a different color temperature than the ones in your under counter lighting in the kitchen? How about your table lamps? Are you using the same color temperature bulb in the lamps on either side of your sofa? How about the sconces on either side of the fireplace? Is the kelvin temperature the same? Once you see the difference, it will bug you until you change them. Sort of like a crooked picture frame does me.

    I’ve written many blogs on the color temperatures of LED’s. Remember to look at the back of the box when purchasing LED’s. The bulb manufactures list not only the color temperature but other great info such as the lifetime of the bulb, energy used and lumens. When we grocery shop, we look at the back of the can or box to see the calories, salt content and ingredients. This is the same concept. One question we always ask when supplying bulbs for our customers is, what color bulb do you desire? It’s a small thing but creates a huge difference. Come on in and let’s talk LEDs.