Outdoor Light Bulb Color Basics

Have you ever purchased new outdoor light bulbs expecting the same warm summery glow as your originals, only to end up with a blue-white hue that looks like something out of a horror movie? Yikes! We know that mismatched lighting can be the worst. Don’t fall victim to the confusion of light temperature tones by being uninformed! Nothing turns people off from making the switch to LED or fluorescent fixtures quite like accidentally purchasing half of the wrong hue. So, it’s about time we visited the issue and enlightened our readers!
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As you may have already known, color temperature has absolutely nothing to do with actual temperature. Your light is no hotter or colder, even if it may look like such. Rather, color temperature describes the warm/cool characteristics of light according to its hue. Light temperatures can range from a deep orange, much like a candle light, to a bright blue light that looks reminiscent of a diamond fractal. Measured in degrees Kelvin, the color temperature scale is particularly confusing when paired with the ambient temperature scale: the lower the color temperature, the warmer (orange) the light is; the higher the color temperature, the cooler (blue) the light appears. Most lights have color temperatures between 2700K–6500K, and the hue you need depends on the application.

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For outdoor lighting, we suggest that you stay away from cooler color temperatures. The bluish tones can make a natural environments appear sickly or unnatural. Afterall, a sunset, perhaps the most gorgeous lighting for any outdoor scene, is far from blue. The warm natural amber tones of the sun are what you most likely want to mimic of your outdoor scenes. Instead, opt for lighting that sits around 2700K LED. Going as high as 3000K can be OK, too.

To find the perfect outdoor lighting solutions for your home, check out our landscape lighting LED light bulb selection. They will bring light, color, and personality to any garden space.

Benefits of Low Voltage Bulbs

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A low voltage light is any bulb that is powered by 30-volts of electricity or less. An ideal solution for any landscape project, Low Voltage Lights offer a range of sustainable benefits that have direct returns on your monthly bills and ecological footprint. Suitable for residential, commercial and industrial landscapes, where ever your garden is located, it can be brought to life with only a fraction of the cost and environmental consequence. Here’s a short list of the benefits you can expect from Best Pro Lighting low voltage lights:

  1. Energy Efficiency

A low voltage light can emit as much light as a traditional incandescent bulb while using a mere 20% of the energy.

  1. Cost Effective

Less energy means less cost. Save money on your monthly electricity bill by opting for low voltage bulbs. There’s nothing more enlightening than a dollar saved.

  1. Minimum Heat Contribution

Unlike halogen and incandescent bulbs, low voltage lights do not heat up or radiate warmth. They are cool to the touch and, thus, can’t harm nearby shrubbery; an ideal light source for heat-sensitive plants and animals.

  1. Longer Life Span

Low voltage lights, especially LED lights, last up to 50 times longer than incandescent and halogen bulbs, so you’ll be saving money and time by not having to remove, purchase, and replace.

  1. Safe to install and power

Low voltage lights do not impose the risk of electrocution when exposed to rain or snow, and can be easily installed without having to turn off your main electricity source since they rely on low voltage transformers to do the job.

  1. Environment Friendly

Low voltage bulbs are the perfect eco-friendly alternative for landscapers who still want the beautiful glow of outdoor lighting. Help mother nature thrive in more than just your garden.


Interested in purchasing a few low voltage bulbs of your own? Check out our huge selection of energy efficient lighting solutions today!