Your favourite CCT for LIVING ROOM

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Your favourite CCT for LIVING ROOM
2000K [candle like illumination]
0% (0 votes)
2500/2700K
14% (9 votes)
3000K [standard "warm/yellow" light bulb]
43% (28 votes)
3500K
8% (5 votes)
4000K ["off white" neutral light bulb]
17% (11 votes)
4500K
6% (4 votes)
5000K ["white" neutral light bulb]
9% (6 votes)
5500/5700K
0% (0 votes)
6500K [standard "cool white" LED bulb
3% (2 votes)
7000K
0% (0 votes)
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I voted 4000K as my living room is next to my meal table. Lower than 4000K makes a “yellow shock” when entering the room in daytime. Next plan is to use multi CCT DIY light bulb with automatic timer. 4000K for daytime and 3000K for night.

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I like some variation: 2500K for a light shining at the ceiling, 3000K for downward shining lamps above the table and the couch. And 4000K (no PWM) for the hobby lamp (my girlfriend referred to the last one as ‘hospital light’).

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Depends on the time of day. For day, 4500-5500K, evening after sunset 2500-3000K.

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Should be 2700k’s or less

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I like 3000K for ambient light in the living room, so that’s what I voted for here.

For kitchen lights, desk lamps and work lights, I prefer 5000K.

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Depends on the time of year, my mood, etc…

Right now I have a Viltrox panel pointed at the ceiling and set to 5300K. As the sun sets this time of year, there’s no direct sunlight coming into this room, and the ambient light is all refracted from the sky. This setting is a reasonable match for that. I also use lower lighting levels in summer than winter since days are longer and I feel like I’m getting plenty of exposure to natural light.

In winter, I use a 2K lumen Yeelight overhead (4000K fixed, 95 CRI) a lot and often add the Viltrox set to look similar and add another 1K lumens. When I’m trying to create a more sleepy mood, I might turn the Viltrox down to 3300K and low output.

But if I could only have one option, 5000K is pretty OK.

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For living room, I like about 5000K, as the light at this CCT appears bright and transparent.

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clemence wrote:
Next plan is to use multi CCT DIY light bulb with automatic timer. 4000K for daytime and 3000K for night.

Nice!
I think that is a much better idea than blending different CCT

much better imo to tailor the CCT to the ambient light.
Warmer and dimmer at night,
cooler and brighter in the day.

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jon_slider wrote:
clemence wrote:
Next plan is to use multi CCT DIY light bulb with automatic timer. 4000K for daytime and 3000K for night.

Nice!
I think that is a much better idea than blending different CCT

much better imo to tailor the CCT to the ambient light.
Warmer and dimmer at night,
cooler and brighter in the day.

Cool idea but I guess it will apply to only a few who need to turn on the light during day time unless the room receives very little natural lighting.

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2700K is what I use. Mostly because lights are on at night when our eyes aren’t supposed to be seeing blue light and it can make it harder to sleep. It can be a bit on the dim side for reading, though (at least a single 9w/60w equivalent bulb). Might be worth bumping to 3000-3500k range for brightness reasons, but I like it very yellow.

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maukka wrote:
Depends on the time of day. For day, 4500-5500K, evening after sunset 2500-3000K.

How do you rotate between the two though? Any bulbs with dual LED’s that can toggle? Or just use different lamps?

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3000K. Living room.
Might be warmer somewhere else.

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I have one post lamp that runs a 3-4k. Then for the 4 socket ceiling fan I have a box of various tempts , I swap out depending on what TV show or movie I am watching. I change out bulbs during commercial change overs and just guess if I have never seen the show and adjust during. Youtube usually runs a little cooler then Netflix.

I also have extra tempts to take to the bathroom. You know like if I am watching a warm tv show. I don’t want to do my business at a cooler temp. That would be uhhggg.

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nquinn wrote:
maukka wrote:
Depends on the time of day. For day, 4500-5500K, evening after sunset 2500-3000K.

How do you rotate between the two though? Any bulbs with dual LED’s that can toggle? Or just use different lamps?

It’s like flashlight. You switch it on and off to change mode. Popular in Indonesia since last year

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I use 2700K throughout my house except in my boiler room and the garage. I use 4000K in those spaces.