Are your LED Bulbs the Right Color?
Have you already begun switching to LED bulbs? With the new legislation regarding energy efficient light bulbs in place for next year LEDs are taking over the stands. If you’ve already tried your hand at a few LED bulbs and found yourself disappointed in the outcome then you may have chosen the color blub. And everyone knows how the wrong lighting can throw off your mood, design and activities.
You probably aren’t aware, but LED bulbs approved by Energy Star come in various colors of white light which range from a yellow colored white light to a blue colored white light. Each of the different colored bulbs allows you to customize the setting your rooms. Keep these tips from Energy Star nearby when it comes to choosing the right color LED for your room:
- Light color is measured on a temperature scale referred to as Kelvin (K).
- Lower Kelvin numbers mean the light appears more yellow; higher Kelvin numbers mean the light is whiter or bluer.
- Most ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs are made to match the color of incandescent bulbs at 2700-3000K.
- For whiter light look for bulbs marked 3500-4100K.
- For bluer white light look for bulbs marked 5000-6500K.
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