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Vape station LED choices? What K value?

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by MinnBobber, May 15, 2018.

  1. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    What would folks recommend for LED lighting for a vape station?
    What k value would best highlight vapor ?

    Thanks for sharing your experience with vapor lighting.
     
  2. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Just a personal opinion :
    Go for 2700K 90 CRI ( or 2700K 90Ra ) .
    It is a warm white light. With a color rendering index of 90 ,it offers a more natural
    appearance to surrounding objects ,since their colors are rendered more true.
    Also ,due to heavier phoshor load the light is a bit dim ,realtive to other temperatures.
    So it won't be stressing the eyes ,especially when lit in low ambient light situations.

    Also the warm light will tend to last longer (service life ) due to the more red phosphor
    used to make the warm white light
    ( blue excitation LEDs + mix of yellow/amber/red phosphors =
    high CRI warm white light
    ) .
    Red nitride phosphors used at 2700K 90Ra LEDs are very heat resistant
    and will not deteriorate*- * light shifts/drifts to higher temperature /becomes more bluish -
    until many years (decades ) have passed.

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    https://www.orilis.com/blogs/led-lighting-tips/led-color-temperatures-explained

    https://www.lightbulbs.com/blog/what-is-cri
     
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