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    led color for finding swilrs

    was wondering whats the best color led overhead garage light to see swirls. 5000k? 6000k? or something else. i get it that an overhead garage light cant be compared to a scanlight but i would like to install a led light to help find swirls better if possible.
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    Re: led color for finding swilrs

    Quote Originally Posted by bolts View Post
    was wondering whats the best color led
    overhead garage light to see swirls.
    5000k? 6000k? or something else.
    I prefer:
    T8, 32 watt-equivalent LEDs...with the
    5000K (“Daylight”) color temperature...
    and having at least 2100 lumens.


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    Re: led color for finding swilrs

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    I prefer:
    T8, 32 watt-equivalent LEDs...with the
    5000K (“Daylight”) color temperature...
    and having at least 2100 lumens.


    Bob
    have you tried 6000k? im wondering if theres a difference.

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    Re: led color for finding swilrs

    Quote Originally Posted by bolts View Post
    have you tried 6000k?
    im wondering if theres a difference.
    Both 6000K & 6500K LEDs
    wound up being:
    “too daylight white” for me;
    made swirls hard to see.

    I was “Blinded by the Light”




    Of course: YMMV.


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    Re: led color for finding swilrs

    I agree Funx650,too much light can be just as bad as too little.

    I have an LED under light about 3 foot long,It is awesome for interior work mounts above my work area easily and is bright but on exterior work the 100 little individual bulbs reflect back catching my eye and irritating me.

    for that I bought outdoor floodlights that mock sunlight,,they work pretty well

    The ones I bought are Phillips 65w replacement 9w LED Daylight
    “I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.”

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