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Light Recommendation for Office and Residential Lighting
Deciding between the 2700K or 3000K Centric Home and 4000K, 5000K, or 6500K Centric Daylight.
Do Lux24™ Circadian and A19 LED Filament Bulb fit in a regular socket at home? I have three ceiling fans/ lights that need a smaller base. Do any of these fit in the smaller base?
I need good lighting in an office, and a bathroom with a four-bulb fixture. I think I want a softer feeling for my eyes but also to see clearly. However, they can be so bright it is too bright. Not sure about the 2700K or 3000K centric home - It will be warmer, but will it be that healthy full-spectrum? Will it be bright enough to help me see everything and think?
Would the Lux24™ Circadian LED Bulb - 2400K works in an office?
My bedroom has those Full-spectrum solutions/ blue Max brand candelabra lights in the ceiling fan. Most nights I avoid even turning on the light in the bedroom as I get into bed- because they are so bright. I do not have a bedside lamp. If those bulbs would fit in the ceiling fan- that takes the smaller bulbs, I would- but these don't fit into the smaller base - right?
The A19 bulbs referenced utilize the standard E26 base, which is a very common standard for home fixtures, such as lamps and recessed lighting.
The base that you are likely referring to is known as an ‘E12 candelabra base’, which we currently do not have available in our catalog.
For offices, we recommend the 4000K color temperature. You might specifically be interested in the 4000K CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ Full Spectrum Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulb for your work area. This color temperature is cooler than the warmer 2700K options, though they will both offer full spectrum output.
For bathroom fixtures, we would likely recommend the 3000K Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb for Home & Residential, which is designed to be suitable for damp locations and can offer full-spectrum light output.
As previously noted, the 4000K color temperature is the most common option for offices and workspaces. The 2400K is more commonly used for evening light, rather than productivity due to the very ‘warm color' output. As such, we would likely recommend the aforementioned 4000K CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ A19 lightbulb.
We can confirm that the 2400K Lux24 A19 lights would not be compatible with the E12 candelabra base fixture.
Do you have a 40W Equivalent Centric Home 3000K?
I'm really impressed with your product offering, however, I'd really like to see a 40W equivalent Centric Home bulb in 2700K/3000K. It would be perfect for multi-bulb fixtures in bathrooms where 60W equivalent is just too many lumens. Any plans for a 40W?
Based on the details provided, we might recommend the 40-watt equivalent Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb.
These lightbulbs are available in both 2700K and 3000K, are suitable for damp locations such as bathrooms.
Choosing Proper Lights for Home Reno Project
I am doing a home reno project that is including renovating two bathrooms and the kitchen. Could you help me figure out which of your products is right for me and let me know product availability? Full-spectrum, flicker-free, low EMF are my desired features for lighting.
Ceiling fixtures: I will have two of these installed (one already is): Sputnik chandelier
For the Sputnik chandelier, we would recommend the dimmable 3000K Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb for Home & Residential. The 3000K color temperature is the most common option for kitchens and dining areas.
Under-cabinet task lighting (four zones): I'm looking for a permanent power supply installation of strip lighting instead of each zone lighting having to take up a wall plug.
For the under-cabinet kitchen zones, I would recommend the 3000K CENTRIC HOME™ LED Strip Lights for Home & Residential with the Aluminum Channel for LED Flex Strip and TRIAC dimmable power supply.
Please note that these 12V LED strip light products have a maximum combined length of 16.4 feet, meaning that connected lengths greater than that will experience diminished output.
As such, if the under-cabinet zones are to utilize greater than 16.4 feet of product, we would recommend utilizing a second dedicated reel of LED strip lights paired with a dedicated dimmable power supply.
As can be noted in the below LayoutMap, multiple power supplies, and LED strip lights can be connected to the same dimmer. Our power supplies are also compatible with smart home dimmers.
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1C
If you would like to provide us with a rough layout of the under-cabinet installation areas, I would be more than happy to provide a recommended parts list and order quantity.
High hats: My licensed electrician is supplying these. He said he can choose styles that take bulbs instead of LED light covers, but he knows nothing about flicker-free, full-spectrum lighting.
For dimmable lightbulbs that would be compatible with a partially or fully enclosed high-hat fixture, we would recommend the 3000K Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb.
Bathrooms: I've gotten this wall fixture for both bathrooms: Maxim Lighting Essentials 4-Light polished chrome bath vanity light.
Based on our review of the fixture, I would recommend the Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb for Home & Residential, as it is suitable for enclosed fixtures as well as use in damp locations such as bathrooms. We usually recommend 2700K or 3000K for those areas.
Garage: I currently have a ceiling fixture that uses florescent bulbs. 48". I don't spend a lot of time out there and am not sure I want to spend extra for specialty bulbs.
For the garage fluorescent fixture, we would recommend our 5000K NorthLux™ 95 CRI T8 LED Tube for Art & Studio. Before purchase, we recommend checking to ensure that if a ballast is utilized within the fixtures, it is compatible with our LED tube lights. If not, these lights can also be installed using a ballast-bypass method.
As a final note, please feel free to take advantage of our 30-day return policy if items within your purchase aren’t quite the right fit. For the LED strip lights, we are happy to accept them as returns so long as they have not been cut or altered.
High CRI 90+ Replacement Lights for Indoor Installation
My decorator wants me to replace my bulbs with CRI 90 or higher to improve the natural color of the room. I'm new to these bulbs and would appreciate your assistance. These are for indoor lights.
As you consider the options in our catalog in the interim, it might be helpful to know that our products offer a CRI of 95+, which means that the quality of light output is extremely similar to full noon daylight. We have also attached a few instructional resources from our website below, which we hope prove to be useful for your purchase planning.
Which LED Light Color Temperature Should I Choose?
Home & Residential Lighting
High CRI LED Lighting
The lights I will be replacing will be in the bathroom, bedroom, and one in the kitchen above the sink. The bulbs that are in now make the walls look pink instead of light gray. I have four bulbs over the counter in the bathroom. I’m hoping to have not just better color, but good light for makeup application. The bedroom had an overhead with two bulbs.
I have two flush mounts in the kitchen and the dining room that have this piece with a bunch of little Led lights. The hallway has the same thing. I have never seen this before, so have no idea if it can be changed to just regular bulbs. I would like the bathroom and kitchen to be bright, the bedroom a little softer.
Though we, unfortunately, do not have replacements for the embedded LED light fixtures within the dining room and hallway fixtures, we do have A19 products that appear to be compatible with the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen light fixtures.
As referenced within the previously provided article, we generally recommend utilizing 2700K for living areas such as bedrooms and hallways. For kitchen spaces and dining areas, we would instead recommend utilizing 3000K lights.
As such, I recommend our 2700K and 3000K CENTRIC HOME™ Full Spectrum Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulbs for those spaces. That said, please note that these A19 lights are not compatible with dimmers. If you have space that might benefit from in-wall dimmers, we would then recommend the Ultra High 95 CRI E26 BR30 LED Bulb for Home & Residential light (though please be advised that this item is out of stock until August 16th).
These products can offer not only full-spectrum light output, but also feature a high CRI of 95+. As CRI is a measurement for how similar the quality of light is to full daylight on a scale from 0-100, I believe that these lights would benefit each room with much improved high-quality output.
LED Strip Light for Bathroom Renovation
I am considering having my electrician install a Waveform Centric Home LED strip light during a bathroom reno.
Do I have everything I need if I order PN 3070, PN7094, PN 7095, and the Centric Home LED light strip?
The light strip will be located 7-9 feet away from the power source. Is there enough wire included (I thought I read somewhere on your site that there are only 59 inches of wire with the light strip?). Or is this something the electrician would supply?
We have attached two layout diagram links below for the Centric Home LED Strip Lights product, which contains itemized lists of all of the recommended connectors, power supplies, and accessories for those installations.
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1B
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1A
Though the PN3070 LED strip-to-wire is recommended for connecting the wiring to the LED strips, as well as a high gauge wire such as the 16 AWG wire, the female and male DC power adapters (PN7094, PN7095) are likely unnecessary unless a DC-plug power supply is being used for power, as the in-wall TRIAC dimmable power supplies connect to the LED strip lights directly with wiring.
Regarding the distance between the power supply and the LED strip lights, though you may encounter a small amount of voltage drop at 7-9 feet of distance, I do not believe that it would be enough to cause performance issues. If it proves to be helpful, I have attached a link below to our voltage drop calculator tool.
Voltage Drop Calculator: https://www.waveformlighting.com/tech/led-strip-light-wire-gauge-calculator-requirements
Sidelit Mirror LED Strip Lighting for Master Bathroom
I need 33' total for our master bathroom (Large mirror). Any recommendations?
Generally speaking, LED strip light products are not designed for installations where they come into contact with excess moisture or condensation, as this will cause an electrical hazard and void the product warranty.
As such, this product might not be ideal for master bathroom installation unless it has been installed within an insulated channel product (sold separately).
If an insulated installation is located, we would then recommend the 2700K or 3000K CENTRIC HOME™ LED Strip Lights for Home & Residential products.
We have included two installation guide links below, which list all of the recommended power supplies and accessories for each suggested installation style.
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1A: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/3001_1A?px=-2231.5&py=-2231.5&pw=1463&ph=1463&s=0.1
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3002_2A: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/3002_2A?px=-2220&py=-2096.5&pw=1440&ph=1193&s=0.1
What is meant by "dim-to-warm" capability of the products?
I'm doing a kitchen/bathroom remodel and care very much about light quality! A friend told me to be sure that the products I choose have a "dim-to-warm" capability. I'm not sure exactly what that means, I presume that the light quality is maintained across the entire spectrum of "bright" to "dim".
Generally, dim-to-warm is a term used for products that are designed to smoothly transition the color temperature output.
Though we do hope to offer similar products in the future, we currently do not have any dim-to-warm products at this time.
LED Lights and Components for Under-Cabinet and Floating Vanity Lighting
We are currently planning to install under-cabinet lighting under some kitchen cabinets and a floating vanity in our bathroom. Your centric home strip lights have great reviews in terms of color quality. What is all of the components that we would need to buy to have diffused, even lighting that is dimmable?
We have provided a few links from our website below, which I hope prove to be helpful for your installation planning. Each of these links contains an interactive diagram of the configuration options available for the Centric LED strip lights product. These diagrams also contain layout descriptions and links to each of the recommended accessories.
Waveform Lighting LayoutMaps™: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1A: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/3001_1A?px=-2223.5&py=-2231.5&pw=1447&ph=1463&s=0.1
LayoutMaps™ - LED Strip Light Layout 3001-1B: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/3001_1B?px=-2231.5&py=-2231.5&pw=1463&ph=1463&s=0.1
In order to diffuse the lighting, we might recommend our Aluminum Channel for LED Flex Strip product, which includes a high light transmission diffuser and is available in both flat and cornered options.
F40T12 48" Fluorescent Replacement for Bathroom Lighting
I need to get a replacement for the F40T12 48" natural light fluorescent in the bathroom. My wife liked the LED lights I purchased from you in the past.
While we only sell T8 LED tube light products, we're happy to confirm that our T8 lamps can be used in your existing T12 fixture with the T12 fluorescent ballast removed or bypassed.
You may refer to the installation guide below.
ballast-bypass installation method described within the product guide.
Recommended Color Temperature for Bathroom Lighting
I'm retrofitting 4 light fixtures that I bought but couldn't get in the color temperature that I needed for my project. I've looked through all of your information which is great! but I'm still not sure exactly what temperature and/or combination of pieces I need to finish my home project. I'm working on my bathroom which will be almost completely white. My current lights are 3000 or 3500K. Way too yellow. I need something white. But I'm afraid to go too blue.
Regarding the color temperature, we generally recommend the 4000K option for spaces such as powder rooms and bathrooms.
Here is another blog post from our website regarding color temperature selection, which might be helpful for your planning purposes.
Which LED Light Color Temperature Should I Choose?:
Centric Daylight A19 LED Bulbs for Bathroom Lighting
Are your Centric Daylight bulbs appropriate for a bathroom? I want to make sure that the humidity won't damage them.
We're happy to confirm that the CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ Full Spectrum Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulbs are suitable for damp environments, such as bathrooms.
However, please be advised that the product is not insulated against direct contact with moisture greater than humidity.
Which power dimmer switch should I order to work with your 220v power supply?
I am writing from Europe and planning to your LED stripes and dimmable power supplies for my new large bathroom project for barrisol ceiling (smth like this - https://youtu.be/QeMlIcZOlO0) As long as voltage here is 220v I am looking for proper dimmer switch (lutron for ex.) When I go to Lutron webpage every switch states it is meant for 120v. Can you please advise which switch should I order with your system to work with 220v?
We currently do not have any specific compatibility test data for non-USA models of dimmers that can be used with our TRIAC dimmable power supply.The dimmable power supply is designed to be compatible with phase dimmers in general, however, so you should find that most dimmer models available locally (including at 220 volts) should work with our product, without any issues.
T8 LED Tube Light for Bathroom Installation
Our apartment has weird florescent fixtures in the bathroom. For replacements, we were told to order Sunlite T8 High Performance Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Base Straight Tube Light Bulb, 25W/3500K which is horrible. I am considering ordering CENTRIC DAYLIGHT Full Spectrum Flicker-Free T8 LED Tube Light in 5000K. The fixture is for a 48 inch bulb. Will these work in a bathroom? Also, two of the fixtures are for 24 inch bulbs. Do you have the T8 in 24 inches?
Our CENTRIC DAYLIGHT lamps sound like a nice alternative for what you are looking for.Our lamps are 48" in length and should therefore be a great fit for your bathroom fixture. The lamps are rated for damp location use and there should similarly not be any issues in terms of the installation location.We do offer the lamp in a 4000K color temperature option as well, which may be a more optimal color temperature for a bathroom location for residential installations.
We unfortunately do not have any 24" bulbs at this time. We're sorry for the inconvenience!
What temperature range does Centric Home LED Strip Lights operate in a sauna?
I am considering using Centric Home LED light strips in a sauna. The sauna will operate at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. What temperature range will these strip lights operate in?
Unfortunately, our LED strips are not rated for use in a sauna. Due to the high heat and humidity, our LED strips would likely exhibit severe reliability problems.Generally, the maximum recommended ambient temperature for our LED strip light products is 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Full Spectrum Strip Lights for Bathroom Installation
I am in the middle of a master bathroom renovation. Are the 4000k Centric Daylight strips full-spectrum? If not, is there any custom strip that can be made or can you recommend any other product or manufacturer for my application?
We can confirm that the 4000K CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ LED Strip Lights for Commercial & Retail product feature an ultra high 95 CRI, offering a full spectrum of light output which is extremely similar to that of natural daylight.
In case it proves to be useful for your installation planning, further information regarding CRI and full spectrum can be found at the links below.
Full Spectrum Lighting: https://www.waveformlighting.com/full-spectrum-led-lighting
High CRI LED: https://www.waveformlighting.com/high-cri-led
Do you have waterproof and high ambient operating environment capacity LED products used in the sauna?
I need waterproof and high ambient operating environment capacity to be used in the sauna.
Unfortunately we do not have any LED products that can withstand the thermal and moisture requirements for a sauna application.