Daylight Energy Saving Light Bulbs

A Brief Look at Energy Saving Light Bulb Colour

In the natural world then there is only one true colour for light which is clearly daylight. However through the ages clearly people have needed methods of illumination to see in the dark and these have come in different sorts through the ages. The first method was by using torches or candles which has then progressed through the ages with the invention of the electric light bulb by Thomas Edison and now to the modern energy saving light bulbs and LED bulbs we have today.

Now  the dilemma has come from the use of candles and later the incandescent electric light bulb. The candle produces light from the flame and this is emitted as a very warm light which is yellow in colour. The filament light bulb produces light by the tungsten filament glowing white hot and produces again a yellowish light with a colour temperature measurement of around 2700K.  These 2 light sources, whilst producing light are far form the colour of daylight, emit a far whiter clearer light with a colour temperature measurement of around 6400K. The consequence of having these different light colours is that people have adopted preferences through choice and generally prefer the warm yellow light for living areas as this gives a warm homely ambiance. In contrast if the space to be illuminated is a work area where visual clarity is of key importance then the daylight colour light is by far the best choice as this gives far clearer definition to objects and text.

The Daylight Energy Saving Light Bulb
Daylight Energy Saving Light Bulbs

It is only with the recent developments in energy saving light bulbs that technology has allowed the manufacture of lamps with different colour temperatures. Originally the preferred option was just to blindly reproduce the light colour of the incandescent light bulb with its warm white 2700K light. However, it was soon to become apparent that whilst this colour of this light may be pleasing to the eye it does not aid vision which is clearly the primary purpose of the light. For this reason people are now migrating more towards daylight bulbs for any commercial or domestic areas where vision is important. For example the bedroom is clearly a place for interior comfort but additionally many people like to read in bed and the best light colour for reading is daylight and consequently people are no moving to fitting daylight energy saving light bulbs in bedside lamps and also in central light fittings.

The other important places for vision are kitchens, garages, studies and  offices where the daylight energy saving light bulb colour is definitely the best but often untried by the bulk of the population who simply have not tried this option. But the story continues because if you want to see true colours then you really need daylight so lighting a dressing room is important and certainly in high quality clothing stores daylight lighting is the best choice for seeing fabrics in there true colours.

So if you have not tried daylight energy saving light bulbs then they are definitely worth testing to see the world in its true colours!!

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