Published at Saturday, October 17th 2020, 03:39:43 AM by Ada Muller. Ceiling Lamp.
8. The 'whiteness' of the light they give doesn't look right. The 'color' of the light depends on the color temperature, and they now come in a big range of color temperatures. The higher this is, the more blue the light (nearer to natural sunlight). Pick one that suits you - some people prefer 'warm white' at the lower end of the scale, while others prefer a 'cool white' or higher. Here is a list of approx. color temps for diverse types of light: 2700K to 3000K - warm white (sometimes given the color code 827 to 830) 3500K - White (color code 835) 4000K - cool white (color code 840) 6000K - daylight lamps or craft lamps (color code 860) 8000K - sky white (color code 880) As a means of comparison, most intense bulbs have a color temperature of about 2800K and halogens of about 3000K. Natural daylight can be anything between 4000 and 10000K. All the above range is accessible in various types of fluorescents although you will pay more at the higher end of the scale.