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Old 11-17-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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This morning I left the house in a black top and black pants. Except eventually I realized the top was navy, not black. Worse, it's the second time I've mis-matched in two weeks. (Navy bottom last time.) In both cases, it was well past dawn but a gray day. When the sun eventually came out, the color difference was very clear to me in natural light.

So I think it's time to change the incandescent bulbs in the bedroom for something that helps me differentiate the colors better. I'm getting older and I need brighter bulbs generally, but I know some perform better than others for different aspects of lighting.

I've read Light bulb buying guide - CNET and Top Lightbulb Ratings | Lightbulb Buying Guide. I learned I want a bulb with a CRI close to 100. Are LEDs okay? Any particular brands you'd recommend? Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Very interesting question. I look forward to the answer. I know that for close work like needlework they recommend a daylight bulb, but that doesn't help you.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I don't know anything about light bulbs, so I can't help you there. But if I had this problem, I think I'd take the low-tech route: mark a B on the labels of black garments, and an N on the labels of navy garments. Then when getting dressed, just check the labels.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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Big stores have displays that show how the lightbulbs work and compare them to natural light. Go look through their displays.

But in the meantime line up your closet with all the matching colors hanging together, that's how I do it. I start with Red, then black, then white then blues, etc. I separate pants and skirts but still do the colors line up.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Halogen and Xenon-
Both are "clean", "bright", WHITE LIGHT. They can definitely make distinguishing colors much easier.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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I don't see the problem with mixing navy and black.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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the mix isn't the issue.

It's not being able to tell the difference.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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the mix isn't the issue.

It's not being able to tell the difference.

You obviously don't read a lot of Dave's posts- he's well aware of the subject matter. He just likes to give eccentric answers. And they usually involve spending obnoxious amounts of other people's money!
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Depending on how much you want to spend, I would look at the GE Reveal LEDs. I think Cree does some LED lights (TW series?) that are good for accurate color as well.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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involve spending obnoxious amounts of other people's money!
Obscene, not obnoxious amounts.
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