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Posted: 12/15/2013 6:47:29 AM EDT
Going to switch from CFL to LED... What color temperature do you use? I like the 3K... Not to yellow, not to "operating room" cold 6K...
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:50:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:52:17 AM EDT
2700.

If your home is stark white and steel, you can get away with a higher color temp. Mine is all hardwood and warm colors, so it'd look horrific. 2700 is a warm, golden hue.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:56:19 AM EDT
I went with 5k in the kitchen - it's white, but I like it.  1400 lumens per bulb with 7 bulbs - that was expensive@$40/bulb.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 6:56:39 AM EDT
I wouldn't go beyond 3K as i like the warm and inviting color.  It's not as bright per say, but you'll like it more.




Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:01:04 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Luchs:
2700.

If your home is stark white and steel, you can get away with a higher color temp. Mine is all hardwood and warm colors, so it'd look horrific. 2700 is a warm, golden hue.
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That is what I like. Keep it homey.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:02:29 AM EDT
Don't listen to these guys



You want your house to look like Walmart, right?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:03:17 AM EDT
Whatever temp the CREE soft white is.  They look great.  I just wish they were more like 100 watts instead of 60.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:03:32 AM EDT
3500-5500 is morning to high noon and back.

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:06:25 AM EDT
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:06:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Taboot:
Whatever temp the CREE soft white is.  They look great.  I just wish they were more like 100 watts instead of 60.
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2700.

They're adding more to the line as well. They just did R30 floods, and I've seen drawings for a candelabra I hope they get out the door soon.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:10:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JohnAC:
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.
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I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:15:41 AM EDT
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Love daylight bulbs personally. I use 5500K.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:21:17 AM EDT
DId 3 K retrofit for the kitchen to ditch the floods.... Looks REALLY good....
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:21:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By WildApple:
Don't listen to these guys

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Ambiguous post is ambiguous.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:23:02 AM EDT
I have been, slowly but surely, switching over to LED in my house (and outside!).

Color temp depends on where it is... On the porch, I have daylight and in the living room, a warmer colored bulb. Kitchen is a mix of both, warm for the overhead but cool white for the work surfaces.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:26:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dskeet:

I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.
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Originally Posted By dskeet:
Originally Posted By JohnAC:
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.

I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.



Oh yes there is...

These work great: http://www.lowes.com/pd_199170-28839-LCA12C20027K3_0__?productId=4136004&Ntt=utilitech+candelabra&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dutilitech%2Bcandelabra&facetInfo=
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:30:39 AM EDT
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I have several dimmers in the house, so I still have incandescents in all those lights.  But they're also the ones I use most often, so I'd like to replace them with lower-wattage lights.
I bought a dimmable cree LED at HD to try one out.  Doesn't dim correctly at all.  It only works at full bright, and it flickers and buzzes at lower settings.   There is even a slight buzz at full-bright.  Below about 60%, it doesn't produce any light at all.  Not sure if the bulb sucks, or if it doesn't like my dimmer.
 
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:32:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By pv74:
Originally Posted By dskeet:
Originally Posted By JohnAC:
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.

I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.



Oh yes there is...

These work great: http://www.lowes.com/pd_199170-28839-LCA12C20027K3_0__?productId=4136004&Ntt=utilitech+candelabra&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dutilitech%2Bcandelabra&facetInfo=


Thank you for posting this, I have those damn decorative lights everywhere.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:32:23 AM EDT
Tag for ideas!
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:35:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By pv74:
Originally Posted By dskeet:
Originally Posted By JohnAC:
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.

I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.



Oh yes there is...

These work great: http://www.lowes.com/pd_199170-28839-LCA12C20027K3_0__?productId=4136004&Ntt=utilitech+candelabra&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dutilitech%2Bcandelabra&facetInfo=


Nice, I actually work at Lowes and never noticed those  I'll have to pick some up.  Last time I looked for them I couldn't find anything in a 20ish watt equivalent.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:42:15 AM EDT
I like warm white. It's about 3000K IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 7:56:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I have several dimmers in the house, so I still have incandescents in all those lights.  But they're also the ones I use most often, so I'd like to replace them with lower-wattage lights.

I bought a dimmable cree LED at HD to try one out.  Doesn't dim correctly at all.  It only works at full bright, and it flickers and buzzes at lower settings.   There is even a slight buzz at full-bright.  Below about 60%, it doesn't produce any light at all.  Not sure if the bulb sucks, or if it doesn't like my dimmer.

 
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I think it doesn't like your dimmer...some dimmers are better than others..
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:01:52 AM EDT
just bought 5 more---60 bucks later...

the Feit ones from menards---warm white are actually warm white...and seem about equiv in brightensss

have been replacing those shit fuck CFLs cause they fucking suck compared to led

I also have been keeping the boxes and rexeipts cause I am goign to hold them to their listed lifespan mothafuakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.............

i have a shat ton of GU10's i want to replace in the kitchen, but those little dimmable fucks are still 20 a pop.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:03:03 AM EDT
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Thank you for posting this, I have those damn decorative lights everywhere.
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Originally Posted By pv74:
Originally Posted By dskeet:
Originally Posted By JohnAC:
Home depot has these things on sale for about 7 bucks each. I think i'm gonna jump on it.

I bought one of the CREEs at Home Depot, it's great.  Also got a Utilitech LED bulb from Lowes that was priced the same.. works great too.

I'm sold on LED bulbs.  They are all I will buy anymore.  Only exception is for a light figure that needs candelabra bulbs as there isn't a good option for them yet.



Oh yes there is...

These work great: http://www.lowes.com/pd_199170-28839-LCA12C20027K3_0__?productId=4136004&Ntt=utilitech+candelabra&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dutilitech%2Bcandelabra&facetInfo=


Thank you for posting this, I have those damn decorative lights everywhere.


These work great for your bathroom fixtures....and they look like a normal bulb.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=199331-28839-LG25C24027K2&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=4222305&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:10:08 AM EDT
Went with 3K from Lowes...Expensive at 8.98 per bulb but looks nice and will pay off in the long haul. They also had a Dewalt impact driver on sale...Dammit....
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:13:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
DId 3 K retrofit for the kitchen to ditch the floods.... Looks REALLY good....
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I want to do this.  But every time I bring one home the wife rejects it.  She can see the color difference in the light and cannot stand the hue.  I have tried every temp there is.  2700k is best, but she still cant stand it and says light looks "purple".

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:17:15 AM EDT
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I want to do this.  But every time I bring one home the wife rejects it.  She can see the color difference in the light and cannot stand the hue.  I have tried every temp there is.  2700k is best, but she still cant stand it and says light looks "purple".

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Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
DId 3 K retrofit for the kitchen to ditch the floods.... Looks REALLY good....


I want to do this.  But every time I bring one home the wife rejects it.  She can see the color difference in the light and cannot stand the hue.  I have tried every temp there is.  2700k is best, but she still cant stand it and says light looks "purple".



FWIW... I cant watch movies w/ CGI... Looks terrible and terrifically fake no matter the resolution, and digital video gives me a horrible headache. Get her incandescent bulbs.

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:25:53 AM EDT
Depends on the application for me. I use high temp in closets and kitchens.... closets mainly because I like to see accurate color.

I use high temp in my bedroom but rarely turn it on. I have a low temp lamp that I use primarily.. more homey.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:28:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MadMonkey:
Depends on the application for me. I use high temp in closets and kitchens.... closets mainly because I like to see accurate color.

I use high temp in my bedroom but rarely turn it on. I have a low temp lamp that I use primarily.. more homey.
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What temp do you use for accurate color?
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:30:32 AM EDT
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I don't know.

OK, I checked and mine are 3k. They're pretty white to me though. Certainly a lot whiter than incandescent bulbs.

these
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What temp do you use for accurate color?
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Originally Posted By MadMonkey:
Depends on the application for me. I use high temp in closets and kitchens.... closets mainly because I like to see accurate color.

I use high temp in my bedroom but rarely turn it on. I have a low temp lamp that I use primarily.. more homey.


What temp do you use for accurate color?


5000k. It's not perfect, but good enough for me.I'm no expert
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:39:38 AM EDT
daylight balanced (5000k) will give you more accurate color, IMO
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:51:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I have several dimmers in the house, so I still have incandescents in all those lights.  But they're also the ones I use most often, so I'd like to replace them with lower-wattage lights.

I bought a dimmable cree LED at HD to try one out.  Doesn't dim correctly at all.  It only works at full bright, and it flickers and buzzes at lower settings.   There is even a slight buzz at full-bright.  Below about 60%, it doesn't produce any light at all.  Not sure if the bulb sucks, or if it doesn't like my dimmer.

 
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I've got the Crees in table lamps- all on automatic (x10) dimmers. Those work perfectly. Got a couple Sylvania floods, which did not work well at all with the x10 system, but they work extremely well with a manual dimmer switch- from a barely discernible glow to full bright.

Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:53:17 AM EDT
I like the "daylight" temps, 5K or so.  Everything looks better in daylight.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 8:57:12 AM EDT
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daylight balanced (5000k) will give you more accurate color, IMO
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That's what I bought for my test bulb.  They had a demo station in HD with each bulb color next to each other in little slots.  You could stick your hand in and look at the difference.  The daylight ones looked best to me. Was 5000K.
 
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