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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFine View Post
    It's easy to forget how much blue there is in daylight compared to incandescent.
    I always wondered about color temp - why so many people prefer (or perhaps think they prefer) such orange light which is far from natural light. Could it be people associate higher temp with less quality light from the days of old florescent? Do you think most "actually" prefer 2700k or they just think they do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    Could it be people associate higher temp with less quality light from the days of old florescent? Do you think most "actually" prefer 2700k or they just think they do?
    Probably it's a warm/cold association; lower color temp = light from a fire = staying warm. That is, of course, a WAG.

    Side note- it is said that the so-called "institutional green" paint color was created so that in yellow gas light it would appear white, but more likely "the color was originally conceived for a noble reason: to reduce the effect of “afterimaging,”"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbang View Post
    Probably it's a warm/cold association; lower color temp = light from a fire = staying warm. That is, of course, a WAG.

    Side note- it is said that the so-called "institutional green" paint color was created so that in yellow gas light it would appear white, but more likely "the color was originally conceived for a noble reason: to reduce the effect of “afterimaging,”"
    A similar reliable rumour concerning color and light sources-- The snake the "Copperhead" is so named because in the light of a kerosene lantern the snake is copper-colored. So they say.

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    I think I always wanted my home lighting to resemble incandescent as much as possible because it was what I grew up with in my home. Hence my preference. I also find it just weird and offputting to have daylight spectrum when there isn't enough illumination to resemble actual daylight.

    But beyond that, daylight color temperature screws with your sleep cycle. The blue wavelengths inhibit melatonin production which you need to fall asleep.

    So if you want a more natural sleep cycle then choose daylight bulbs in windowless areas where you'll be working during the day, and soft white or warm white bulbs in the parts of your home where you plan to relax before bedtime.

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