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"Warm" LEDs vs. White LEDs

As well as the obvious feature of low power consumption, one of the big benefits of LED lighting over traditional tungsten filament bulbs is that the light is white, rather than a more yellow colour.  Technically, this is referred to as the "Colour Temperature".  From a human perspective, the colour of the light can affect the perception of whether it has a "warm" feel, or a "cold" feel.  Light with a yellow or orange tinge to it is generally perceived as being warmer than light with a blue hue to it.

And now, you have choice!

We are now offering our KL5-M and KL8-M lamps with either standard white, or warm white LEDs.  We expect that most users will want the pure white light, as this gives the highest light output and clearest visibility, but if you loved the feel of your old Speleo Technics FX2 / FX3, or your trusty Oldham T5, the  "warm" LED option may be just what you want.  The photos below demonstrate the difference.
 

White LED

The above photo was taken in the 2012 Extensions of Water Icicle Close Cavern, Derbyshire, UK. The passage is back-lit using a "warm" KL8-M LED caving light. The caver is wearing a white KL8M-SB, and the foreground is "painted" using a WHITE KL5-M Caving light. No flash-guns were used, nor has any post-processing been applied. (Camera was a Canon D450 on a tripod)
 

Warm LED

The above photo was taken in the 2012 Extensions of Water Icicle Close Cavern, Derbyshire, UK. The passage is back-lit using a "warm" KL8-M LED caving light. The caver is wearing a white KL8M-SB, and the foreground is "painted" using a WARM KL5-M Caving light. No flash-guns were used, nor has any post-processing been applied. (Camera was a Canon D450 on a tripod)
 

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