The Different Colors of LED, i.e. Warm White, Natural White and Cool White


When it comes to LED lights, white can have different meanings. For example, warm white LED bulbs have a warm, yellowish tone. Cool white bulbs have a bluish tint to them, such as you would see on some car headlights. Warm white LED lights are often used to replace standard incandescent bulbs because they have a similar hue.

Before they decide to buy LED lights, a lot of people need to know: What is LED lighting for? LED lights can be used to decorate Christmas trees, illuminate your landscaping or living room. But what is LED lighting, in general? LED (light-emitting diode) lights are semiconductor light sources, each of which delivers one wavelength of light when electrically charged. They are more energy efficient, more durable and longer lasting than standard incandescent lights.

White LED lights, including natural white, are formed in one of two ways. The first is to mix red, green and blue LEDs and mix them together to form a white light. The other way is to introduce a phosphor that when mixed with blue LED lights will produce white light, similar to the way a fluorescent light operates. If you want to buy LED lights for your home, consider how much it will cost.

LED lights can set you back a bit financially, but they last a long time, are energy efficient and don’t give off heat the way incandescent lights do. Some LED lights can provide as much as 50,000 hours of lighting for your home, garden or wherever you may use them. LED lights, particularly the natural white lights, make great flood lights for the outside of your home. Besides acting as a deterrent for would-be robbers, they also save you the trouble of having to go out and change burned out bulbs every three to six months. Warm white LED lights are better for use indoors because they have a yellowish tone that’s similar to that of incandescent lights. Cool LED lights look great as decorations on trees or around the outside of the house during Christmas and other holidays.

Whether they are warm white LED lights or cool white ones, the decision to buy LED lights for the home could be a tough one for people on tight budgets. But if you’re fortunate enough to be able to afford the initial costs up front, then the savings you experience later on could make it worthwhile.

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