LED Light Bulbs

LED Light Bulbs

The light bulb has undergone an amazing revolution in the last 5-10 years.  LED has replaced most standard light bulbs with remarkable energy-saving benefits to both homeowners and commercial customers.  Even within the LED market, changes are still occurring at break-neck speed.  The LED light bulb you last purchased in your local hardware store has most likely been replaced with a newer, brighter, more efficient version.  This can lead to confusion and the never-ending problem of having different colors and brightness to your lights.  We would like to help you solve that. 

Let’s talk about color.

Kelvin Temperature or Color Temperature describes the look of the light bulb when turned on.  Warm or yellow tones are typically between 2000 and 3000K.  Cool or Neutral tones between 3100 and 4500K.  Extreme cool tones are between 4600 and 6500K.

Warmer tones (2000-3000K) are ideal for anywhere you want a subdued ambient atmosphere.  These light bulbs are still bright, they just provide a warmer and calmer light.

Cool tones (3100-4500K) work well in any area you use for tasks.  Craft rooms, studios, and workshops.  The crisp white light provides greater contrast, and even though the light output is usually the same, cool tones just “seem” brighter.

Daylight tones (4600-6500K) are on the extreme end of the spectrum.  They are often used in security lights and display lighting.  Homeowners also use them in workshops and garages.

If you want your colors to match, stay as close as you can to the same Kelvin Temp.  Manufactures often have different names for their colors (Soft White, Daylight etc.).   So you can't always count on matching colors by the name.


For your convenience, we have both the wattage equivalent and the color temperature featured on our LED light bulbs.