This article brought to you courtesy of Kay Newell, Sunlan Lighting, Inc. Portland Tribune Insider Lighting Expert

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There is a new bulb in town and it claims to be better than the old bulb in many ways. Like many new and better items there are draw backs. As I write this story a young lady is trying to find the correct LED replacement for her halogen G9 bulb. The last bulbs she bought at another store did not fit into the opening of her glass. She did not understand the Kelvin code; a number that indicates the color of the light. Her box gave a choice of 30 Kelvin in Warm White or 30 Kelvin in Cool White. It is not uncommon for LED to use the same words to describe different Kelvins. This time the box used the same Kelvin and said it was both a Cool White and a Warm White... The fluorescent lamps had a defined Kelvin for each of the commonly used words. Warm White is also 30 Kelvin. The common Cool White is 41 Kelvin. Day light is 65 Kelvin. The words used were constant for each Kelvin. That is not always true on today's LED packaging. Learn your Kelvin colors and which colors you prefer. Then you will be able to select the Kelvin color you like best, every time. You may also enjoy selecting your choice by looking at our displays of lights.

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