Your shopping cart is empty.

4" LED recessed lighting - finished basement - what color temperature

March 19, 2019

I'm looking at 3000K up to 4100K.

I don't want anything close to daylight (5000K).

I'm leaning towards 3000K which is what I have in my den (I think). Is this reasonable, or will I want it a bit brighter color (they will be on dimmers)?


Comments (2)

  • Lawrence Sprowls

    At least Halo and Commercial Electric make 4" selectable recessed downlights. You don't have to know the proper color temperature before you buy; you just select a temperature before you push the lamp into the housing. Change your mind? Pull down the light and change the setting. Note that various downlights do have different brightnesses.

    Alternative: this Halo RL is "tunable" with an app via bluetooth to adjust color temp and brightness; you can even program it.

    seosmp thanked Lawrence Sprowls
  • seosmp

    Thank you! Just realized I never responded!

    We ended up with the Commercial Electric ones that are selectable. We plan to start with 3000K and see how it looks.

Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268 (Mon-Sun).