July 21, 2014
The 14th annual Goombay Bash brought about 970 guests to the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on July 12, 2014, to raise money for cancer research. The... read full story
July 18, 2014
Satco has successfully defended the design of the company's PAR CFL lamps in a patent infringement lawsuit before the International Trade Commission... read full story
July 18, 2014
In 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) will consolidate its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D workshops (typically held in January and June) into a... read full story
July 18, 2014
The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education presented a total of $30,000 for lighting education grants and awards at its annual luncheon held at... read full story
July 21, 2014
Hinsdale Lighting President Karen Lang was up on a ladder in her showroom pulling down merchandise for a customer when the proverbial light bulb went... read full article
July 15, 2014
Louis A. Lara: The spark for any inspired idea always will be life experience. I can fluff that up with clichés like, “I get inspired by shapes in... read full article
July 02, 2014
According to Euromonitor Intl., there are 87 million middle class households in Latin America. “A middle class income is an indicator of sufficient... read full article
June 23, 2014
A note from Clark Linstone, Chair, 2014 ALA Board of Governors; President, Pacific Coast Lighting: "The 2014 Annual Conference is something not to be... read full article


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I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I need advice selecting the optimum color temperature for my 6-inch recessed LED lights for my newly built home. I need to buy approximately 80 fixtures, so I can't afford to make a mistake. I'd prefer to use a single color temperature for all, rather than going with different temperatures based on application. Can you provide any guidance about which color temperature to choose? And is my single-temperature preference even a sound decision in your opinion?
Yes, it is a frequently asked question, but I think it's an important one. LED products will last for a long time, longer than most marriages. You want to make sure you pick the right one. I recommend that you select a 2700K version. This is closest to the color of incandescent light at full brightness. One thing that people are finding out as they are buying LED bulbs and fixtures with integrated LEDs is that they don't get warmer in color when they dim, which can be a little disconcerting...
Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling
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