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All my interior lights are a warm light color (2700K) and I really like that color. All my exterior bulbs are old CFL and starting to die off. My question for the perimeter of my home I want it bright was thinking either 5000K or 6500K. Does anyone have that kelvin rating for outside that would happen to have pics and how do you like it? Going to be floodlights, sconces and patio areas. I have cameras around my entire home so I want the exterior to light up well. Appreciate any input at all. Also looking at the Philips bulbs from Home Depot thoughts on those or any other brand? Thanks again.
 

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So you're aware 5000k-6000k are "daylight" - it's a cold white or blue white, not the warm yellow you say you like. Most people do not like 5000-6000k for interior lighting (my husband and I are in the other camp.)

Nearly all my exterior lights are the 3 light style in 5k and it's nice - specially in the winter when it bounces off the snow. I happen to have this picture down my driveway (which is 80+ feet long) that's my husband backing into the road.

The light over the garage door is an older "yellow" temp dual flood light, but on the left side of the driveway you can see my 5k porch light's "glow" - which is a single bulb:

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I'll see if I can take pics of the back or side yard lights when it gets dark.
 

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So you're aware 5000k-6000k are "daylight" - it's a cold white or blue white, not the warm yellow you say you like. Most people do not like 5000-6000k for interior lighting (my husband and I are in the other camp.)

Nearly all my exterior lights are the 3 light style in 5k and it's nice - specially in the winter when it bounces off the snow. I happen to have this picture down my driveway (which is 80+ feet long) that's my husband backing into the road.

The light over the garage door is an older "yellow" temp dual flood light, but on the left side of the driveway you can see my 5k porch light's "glow" - which is a single bulb:

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I'll see if I can take pics of the back or side yard lights when it gets dark.

Yeah the interior lights gonna stay warm white. Just want the exterior to be brighter so was thinking 5000K would be best. I have 5000K in my garage and love the output for sure.
 

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Here's my back light "brightness":

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From where I was standing at the back door it's about 50-55 feet to the shop door, maybe 60-70 feet to the distant tree line, and I think it's like 30-35 to the big double birch tree in the middle of the yard. The one light nearly lights up the entire back yard which is probably 1/4 to near a 1/2 acre.

I thought about going out to get pictures of the side lot, we've got two of the three lamp LED's over there that light up a lot, but someone in the neighborhood almost got attacked by a lynx just recently so I decided against it heh

I really like the three panel white LEDs out there, but I will say they don't light up quite as well in the summer without the snow, but it's still good for the short spring and fall (in the summer it doesn't really get dark up here.)
 
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