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LED Lighting: Color Temperature Makes the Difference

Posted on July 30, 2014

LED lighting has come a long way in the past few years and is rapidly becoming more common in decorative, residential lighting. LED stands for “light-emitting diode” and it converts electric currents directly into visible light. Using only 15-20 watts and less heat, LED lighting is an efficient lighting option and has become a recent favorite of homeowners that are looking to go green and save money.

Compared to fluorescent bulbs, LED lighting contains no mercury, they turn on instantly at any temperature, and their extremely long lifetime is unaffected by cycling on and off. There’s no glass to break and they don’t emit UV rays that fade colored materials. LEDs are easily dimmed and can directed where you want it without wasting any light. There are a number of factors that differentiate good LED lighting from bad LED lighting. A primary consideration is color temperature. Color temperature can have a dramatic affect on your room and everyone that uses that lighting in the room. The task is a major determining factor whether it’s for reading, dining, or adding accent lighting to the room. Here is an overview on what color temperature is, how it changes the mood of your lighting and how to select the right color for your home.  

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