What lights give good spectra?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Duncan C Veteran Member • Posts: 7,661
Re: What lights give good spectra?

Alphoid wrote:

Which specific LED bulbs do you use? I'm probably okay with bloody expensive, so long as they look good.

I'm using the EcoSmart 14-Watt (75W) Soft White (2700K) BR30 LED Flood Light Bulb  (link) which I bought at Home Depot They run about $24 each.

The packages I bought claim they are 75 watt equivalent. I've also seen them quoted as 65 watt equivalent. They do seem a little brighter than the 65 watt incandescents I replaced them with.

Be aware that I haven't done much photographic testing with them. They just LOOK white, and I haven't noticed odd color casts in the few photos i have taken under them.

Subjectively, they seem cooler (less yellow) than 2700K incandescents. More like halogen white.

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