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    Default LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    So excited to find a lighting forum!
    We like LEDs, and we like bluer lights. In our living areas, we have 3500K LED recessed lights all over. We just purchased a new wagon wheel style chandelier for our eat in kitchen and three clear glass pendant lights for the island. Both ideally look good with Edison style lights, but I cannot find those in 3500K. I did find Edison style 4000K bulbs, both those are both too blue and too bright.
    Should I just suck it up and use 2700-3000K Edisons? Is there a correct lighting protocol here? I typically don't like mixing different colors, but apparently NO ONE makes Edisons in 3500K right now.
    Help! I'm desperate.

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!



    Going through this it seems by "Edison" you don't mean what we commonly call an "Edison" base bulb which is most frequently seen as the E26, or "medium base/intermediate base") rather a candelabra (E12) bulb with the simulated "Edison" filament look. The ones I see typically are in the 2200K to 2700K range so they closely emulate the "vintage" look bulbs.

    Amazon seems to carry a pretty broad range of the "vintage" style LED candelabra bulbs in a range of color temperatures, including 3500K, but some of the 'brands' may be iffy.

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Quote Originally Posted by purplesque View Post
    So excited to find a lighting forum!
    We like LEDs, and we like bluer lights. In our living areas, we have 3500K LED recessed lights all over. We just purchased a new wagon wheel style chandelier for our eat in kitchen and three clear glass pendant lights for the island. Both ideally look good with Edison style lights, but I cannot find those in 3500K. I did find Edison style 4000K bulbs, both those are both too blue and too bright.
    Should I just suck it up and use 2700-3000K Edisons? Is there a correct lighting protocol here? I typically don't like mixing different colors, but apparently NO ONE makes Edisons in 3500K right now.
    Help! I'm desperate.
    I know the issue you speak of as I am keeping an eye on smaller LED bulbs for high efficiency
    and lowest power (1-3W, and lower). Right now I use a 3W/350 lumen filament bulb on
    my small front porch, works great, though not what you are looking for.

    For E12 and E26-base candelabras, I find much the same, 2700K mostly (some as low as 2200K);
    some 3000K, and 5000K but nothing in between, at least for OTC vendors (which I prefer).

    I'll check Home Depot and other stores,see what they have; maybe Philips has something suitable
    (but usually pricey)?

    Dave

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    I've checked my usual local sources and find nothing, including Philips, in 3500K or 4000K for small bulbs. Ironically I found a surplus T8 LED U-tube
    lamp in 4000K but that doesn't help!

    Dave
    Last edited by Dave_H; 10-20-2019 at 03:10 PM.

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Last edited by brickbat; 10-24-2019 at 08:55 PM.
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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Quote Originally Posted by brickbat View Post
    How about these from 'CRLight'? (LED 4000K Filament style)
    Seems like those would be too blue and too bright:
    Quote Originally Posted by purplesque View Post
    Both ideally look good with Edison style lights, but I cannot find those in 3500K. I did find Edison style 4000K bulbs, both those are both too blue and too bright.

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    OK - whatever...
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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Looks like the closest we can get with that vendor is 3200K:

    https://www.lightings.lighting/colle...sin-b074c8n6bq

    Dave

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_H View Post
    Looks like the closest we can get with that vendor is 3200K
    3200K would go better with the "candelabra" bulb aesthetic, too.

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    Default Re: LED candelabras to match ceiling lights? Newbie dilemma!

    Quote Originally Posted by brickbat View Post
    I'm new to LED home lighting so for me it seems like these lights are a bit too expensive. How much longer do these bulbs actually last? Maybe that will bring the effective price down.

    Thanks

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