As far as bulbs are concerned, it cannot get better than this! The resin light pipe at the center of the bulb is where all the magic happens. It allows the bulb to create a subtle ambient light, whilst at the same time throw a focused spotlight onto tables and surfaces below. The bulb is available in amber or smoky glass and comes with the energy-efficiency benefits of LED.
What is color temperature?
Color temperature is identified as the warmth or coolness of a light source and determines the color a light bulb emits. Warmer light colors give us a feeling of coziness and relaxation at a small cost of brightness. Cooler color temperatures provide more alertness and attention to fine detail and help us feel more aware, however can be more tiring after a couple of hours.
How Does This Affect Your Home?
Choosing the right light color temperatures for your rooms can have a very lasting effect, both visually and mentally. Below you can find a short guide on common living areas and their suggested color temperatures. Of course nothing is set in stone and one can select based on their preferences and designs.
Living Spaces – Living rooms, bedrooms, and reading rooms should all use warmer lighting. 2200K-3000K lamps will give facial features a softer look, and the warmer light offers a cozy, relaxing atmosphere.
Bathrooms – We don’t like to see the flaws in ourselves, but the bathroom mirror is where we want to be harshest about our looks. Use a 4500-6500K bulb around your bathroom mirror to highlight problem areas while shaving or adding makeup. It’s not pleasant, but if we look our best under the harshest lights, we’ll look even better under the softer tones of other lights. Just keep in mind that higher color temperatures will also show off dust and dirt more easily. Use a 2700K or 3000K bulb in the main overhead lamp to help the bathroom look cleaner (and also giving you a more relaxing light to bathe with).
Closets – The light in the closet is important for choosing how we’ll look throughout the day. A 5500-7000K bulb is suggested here. The light is closer to what you’ll see while outside during the day and you’ll get a truer sense of how your clothing looks and works together under more natural lighting conditions.
Kitchen – Lighting here is tricky and depends on personal preference. The cooler spectrum of light (anything over 4500K) helps us stay attentive and provides more attention to detail but can make the food look less appealing. Warmer light (below 3500K) provides a more relaxing atmosphere but provides less attention to detail.
Garages – Anything over 4500K is suggested as this helps us stay attentive and alert.