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How are LED Bulbs Dangerous to Health?

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There is nothing “bad” about LED lights, but what IS important is that the public learn about “kelvin”… or color temperature. The light bulbs in most residential applications traditionally have been 2750K or 3000K. Both wonderful hues of whiteness with which we are all familiar. Now with LED’s it is possible to have a much higher kelvin which most of us find harsh, blue, or generally unacceptable.

On the other end of the spectrum, a lot of discounters and big box stores sell a 5–6,000 kelvin lamp which, if the unknowing consumer doesn’t take time to read the packaging will purchase a lamp that when installed will look fake, harsh, blue or a variety of other terms come to mind.

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BE SURE to read the box or package. It WILL tell you the kelvin of the lamp and be sure to purchase a 3K or less if you are using this in your home. Otherwise it will simply not “look” like you used to and chances are you won’t like it.

Manufacturer’s can produce higher kelvin lamps at a lower cost so they tend to push those where price is king. Do yourself a favor and research it a little!

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