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

seosmp
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)?


Thanks!

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.

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