Warm vs Pure White – What’s Your Favorite?

February 4, 2014

pure white and warm white led light strings

There are some questions that have been debated throughout history:

  • Mac vs. PC?
  • Thick Crust vs Thin?
  • Sports Car or Minivan?
  • Beach vs. Mountains?

And then there is the hotly debated question:

LED Light Strings:  Pure vs. Warm?

There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground in responses to this questions.  People tend to love one and hate the other.   Hate is such a strong word.  Let’s say, “have no preference” for the other.

Here’s a video I’ve shot on the subject:

I’ve seen a pretty even divide between the colors in actual sales over the years.

Both warm and pure light strings have become more neutral over the years – less yellow and less blue, respectively.  In fact, unless you plug them in and hold them next to each other, it can be hard to tell which one is which.

The choice all comes down to a question of personal taste and how you are using the lights.

Thinking of blending led lights with traditional mini lights? Want a softer look?  Go for warm white LED lights strings.

Using lights in a retail or commercial application where new halogen lights will be used?  Looking for maximum impact in a restaurant or party? Go pure white LED string lights.

One thing to keep in mind is to pick a white and stay committed.  Mixing warm and cool lights together in the same display can be “visually jarring”.

So, weigh in here.

Are you WARM or are you COOL?

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