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Old 04-28-2008, 11:28 AM
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Default LED rope lights - "Cool White" vs "Warm White"

Which color version of white LED rope lights should I use for under my gunwhale? Why is one more appropriate than the other?

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Old 04-28-2008, 12:16 PM
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Default Re: LED rope lights - "Cool White" vs "Warm White"

"Cool White" is a pretty harsh bright white light. "Warm White" is a more natural light resembling the light color of incandescent lamps. For people or food to look natural, use warm white. For maximum brightness (such as an anchor light), use cool white.
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This is up under the gunwhale, being reflected down, on white gelcoat sides and a tan deck. So it sounds like "cool white" for maximal illumination in my case, whereas "warm white" is better for direct interior lighting, or cases where you do not want to get blinded.

PS - I am ALSO going to put a string of red, for keeping night vision. But for white, I want maximal illumination for cleanup afterwards, or for cocktail cruising.



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Biff123 - 4/28/2008 4:55 PM

This is up under the gunwhale, being reflected down, on white gelcoat sides and a tan deck. So it sounds like "cool white" for maximal illumination in my case, whereas "warm white" is better for direct interior lighting, or cases where you do not want to get blinded.

PS - I am ALSO going to put a string of red, for keeping night vision. But for white, I want maximal illumination for cleanup afterwards, or for cocktail cruising.
I think you've got it.
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Default Re: LED rope lights - "Cool White" vs "Warm White"

I had a marine electrician tell me NOT to install that lighting in a boat or an RV ever. He claimed these lights were the main reason for fires during his investigations for insurance companies. Take it for what it is worth.

I wanted to install them in the salon of a 36 foot Trojan Sportfisher.

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