The main difference comes from the fact that at home I use the light only when is dark outside and I am couple of hours from going to sleep. Why would you have 5000K in this case?iamlucky13 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:08 pmThis is mainly a personal preference matter. Many (most?) of us find 5000K a harsh, cold color temperature at medium to low intensities at night, and can't stand it in the home. However, when it is the predominant light source at high intensity, it can be a better choice, and 4000-5000K lights are often chosen for office, or laboratory environments. See also, Purkinje effect. It also matches more naturally with daylight.Starfish wrote: ↑Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:15 pmThat can't be right.BolderBoy wrote: ↑Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:05 pm$50 switched you completely over to LEDs? Was closer to $200 for me (from Costco), various sizes, all 5000kdmk395 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:30 pmAnyone notice a significant savings going from incandescent or CFL to LED? For about $50 in bulbs I switched all the bulbs in my house to LED. I did it to save $ and help the environment. Just wondering if anyone actually noticed a real savings month to month...
Indoor home use bulbs are at 2700K. Even outdoor I wouldn't do 5000K.
In fact, for color critical work like graphics design that may take place with some daylight present, the norm is 6500K light, similar to a mix of direct sunlight and diffuse sky light.
For the home, I prefer 2700K for spaces meant for relaxing, and 3000K for activity oriented spaces like the bathroom or kitchen.
I am also surprised by the number of people using CFL (really terrible quality of light) and by how many many people still use the old bulbs. From the people I know all switched to LED2-3 years ago, and they where very cheap for a while now. For 1-5$ a bulb it is cost effective to have LEDs.