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Warm Buttery LED light?

Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by Raul, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Raul

    Raul

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Any one know how to use surface mount LEDs to get the warm buttery light one thinks of from incandescent bulbs?

    I have been contemplating building some LED light panels into the boxed beams in my romper-room so that if I wanted to eat a meal while watching the tube or just relax to music, I could without the light being harsh or ugly the way most commercially available LEDS are.

    Is there a bulb type or a combination? I'm thinking low power since all I want is a soft light.
    No Leuxon or Cree rocket ship engines
     
  2. CocaCola

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    They are called warm white LEDs... The color is near identical to incandescent...

    The most like incandescent bulb LEDs I have found (that is without modification or additional lenses) is the 'straw hat' warm white 5mm (or 8mm) LEDs these are real close to looking like a small incandescent, they even have the 'hot' center glow of incandescent bulbs if you mount them behind a tinted lens... Like any LED they are still more directional than a bulb but the straw hat design really does a nice job of diffusion and the color is as you would expect from a bulb...

    Do a Google search for 'straw hat 5mm warm white' or 'straw hat 8mm warm white'
     
  3. Raul

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    Sep 25, 2012
    thanks I'll check it out
     
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