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Lighting solutions, used to fluorescent tube light, exploring alternatives

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Lighting solutions, used to fluorescent tube light, exploring alternatives

We're looking to install 3-4 brand new fixtures with either fluorescent or LED tubes, atleast 6000K, plug-ins. The last fluorescent fixtures came with the house so never purchased myself. What to look for and what other alternatives are there for that kind of brightness?
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6000k refers to colour spectrum.
2700k is equal to a 60 watt incandescent bulb.
3000k equal to a 100 watt bulb
4100k is equal to office lighting
5000k is equal to daylight(quite blue)
You need to consider lumens as that is the level of brightness.
What type of area are they being used for lighting?
What is the height of the area?
Personally , as a former electrician, I prefer bright where I have tasks to do.
My laundry is 8ft x 8 ft with 1000 lumen 3000k fixture.
Kitchen is 10ft x 10 ft with 10 potlights at 400 lumens 3000k.
But my relaxing living room, uses lamps with 300 lumen bulbs but have a colour spectrum of 2700k. Nice and calming.
Of course, I use dimmers in any area that may be used at night so as to not cause shock.
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Dec 15, 2007
289 posts
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Quebec City
We're used to 6500k tube lights, 3200 lumens in all rooms of the house... Lol I guess that's bit extreme in comparison to your taste. So, I'm looking at options close to current setup.

hhuggles wrote: 6000k refers to colour spectrum.
2700k is equal to a 60 watt incandescent bulb.
3000k equal to a 100 watt bulb
4100k is equal to office lighting
5000k is equal to daylight(quite blue)
You need to consider lumens as that is the level of brightness.
What type of area are they being used for lighting?
What is the height of the area?
Personally , as a former electrician, I prefer bright where I have tasks to do.
My laundry is 8ft x 8 ft with 1000 lumen 3000k fixture.
Kitchen is 10ft x 10 ft with 10 potlights at 400 lumens 3000k.
But my relaxing living room, uses lamps with 300 lumen bulbs but have a colour spectrum of 2700k. Nice and calming.
Of course, I use dimmers in any area that may be used at night so as to not cause shock.

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