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Old 01-12-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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We are wanting to replace our two incandescent bulb(about 2700k) for our ceiling fan in the living room. The current bulbs emit yellow light and we are wanting to replace it with a 5000k bulb that emits clean white light. The ceiling fan has two fixtures. Each of which fits light bulb similar to this product I found off amazon. The bulbs are currently 60 watt I believe.

My knowledge on light bulbs is admittedly lacking. What is the term for the type of light I am looking for, in the 5000k range and emits a clean white light? Do they produce such lights for ceiling fan fixtures, and would it be enough to light the room (about 500sq ft).


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er... check the numbers you're using and restate. thx.

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er... check the numbers you're using and restate. thx.
What numbers are off?
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What numbers are off?
light bulbs are measured in watts...
I've never seen a LR ceiling fan that would accept larger than a 100W bulb;
more typically 60W and perhaps 3 each.

What the Heck is "We are wanting to replace our two incandescent bulb(about 2700k)" meant to describe?
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Unless you are doing photography, or editing, do you really need clean white light? I use cfl's that are around more yellow (3500 kelvin), which is warmer, than the 5,000 kelvin that are in our overhead. Keep in mind, that when you change your lighting, you also need to re do the settings on your tv, because lighting will affect picture.

Only reason that I can think of you wanting 5,000 kelvin is for growing plants, or doing a grow-op.
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light bulbs are measured in watts...
I've never seen a LR ceiling fan that would accept larger than a 100W bulb;
more typically 60W and perhaps 3 each.

What the Heck is "We are wanting to replace our two incandescent bulb(about 2700k)" meant to describe?
Grow-op.
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Unless you are doing photography, or editing, do you really need clean white light? I use cfl's that are around more yellow (3500 kelvin), which is warmer, than the 5,000 kelvin that are in our overhead. Keep in mind, that when you change your lighting, you also need to re do the settings on your tv, because lighting will affect picture.

Only reason that I can think of you wanting 5,000 kelvin is for growing plants, or doing a grow-op.
Its for art of sorts. Having everything covered in yellow light is somewhat limiting. I suppose it doesn't have to be pure white, but definitely whiter than what we have right now. Based on the Kelvin chart that appears to be 4000-4200k. I believe that range would be a florescent bulb. Any good recommendations?

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light bulbs are measured in watts...
I've never seen a LR ceiling fan that would accept larger than a 100W bulb;
more typically 60W and perhaps 3 each.

What the Heck is "We are wanting to replace our two incandescent bulb(about 2700k)" meant to describe?
I said in the original message. The bulbs are incandescent 60 watts. I gave a kelvin temperature so you guys would have an example of where on the spectrum the current light is.

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light bulbs are measured in watts...
I've never seen a LR ceiling fan that would accept larger than a 100W bulb;
more typically 60W and perhaps 3 each.

What the Heck is "We are wanting to replace our two incandescent bulb(about 2700k)" meant to describe?
Light bulb electrical consumption is measured in watts. Light bulb output is measured with a variety of metrics. Usually in an attempt to understand what impact light has on visual assessments of things.

I have no knowledge of light's impact on growth responses of certain varieties of plants.
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If you know what you want, then why are you asking all of us? Do what you want, and what you feel is best to view what you have hanging on your walls.
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Normal incandesant lights are around 3000k
thats yellowish type light,
but a lot of people like the lower color temp
as they find it more relaxing.

Around about 5000k
this is about as close to white as you can get.

Around 6000k
thats getting into the bluish type of white.

You will most easily find a variaty of color temps in CLFs.
"Warm white" "Natural" "Cool white" "Daylight".

The higher color temps are commonly used in high powered
fast paced atmospheres.

So look around for CFLs
and check there color temp.

The type of atmosphere you want,
is what should dictate what type of light you use.
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Try looking here: http://www.greenelectricalsupply.com...cfl-bulbs.aspx

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