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Old December 16th, 2015, 03:06 PM   #8
Jeff Sun
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 23

Thanks Marla-

It would seem that LEDs do have some advantages over conventional lighting when dealing with carpets:

1. Lower UV output means less fading.
2. Potentially, lower UV also means fewer insects.

Not that UV light is everything, as the articles you posted point out, the focus on UV light can be considered an un-necessary complication, and it's role in degradation has been overplayed. However, less UV radiation can't be bad.

On the downside, LEDs typically run at 3000K deg or brighter. Not the warmer 2700K of incandescent "soft white" bulbs.

With ongoing switch away from incandescent and halogen, "warm" bulbs are tough to find. Indeed, I could find none that fit my fixtures.
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