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Continued: A guide to selecting among new types of light bulbs

  • Article by: STACY CHANDLER , News & Observer
  • Last update: March 17, 2013 - 2:48 PM


Soft white/Warm white

Where to use: Living areas, bedrooms, dining spaces. This is the most common color temperature, and closest in color to the traditional incandescent bulb. Works well with earth tones like brown and tan.


Cool white/Neutral/Bright white

Where to use: Office and work areas. Fine for general lighting. Works well with neutral tones like gray and beige.






Where to use: Reading areas or for display lighting. Complements bold colors like blues, greens and purples; shows color with the most accuracy.



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