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As a decorator, for CERTAIN COLOR SCHEMES, I love these bulbs
on August 22, 2012
For room with cool colors and light/pale tones...(blues, greens aquas, pinks that you do not want to fade to peach, etc,)
these bulbs are invaluable.
How often has one labored over colors and custom mixing of paints... in natural daylight, only to have so much of a room look wrong at night with artificial lighting?
There are rooms, however where I find the regular soft-white better.... but it all depends...
I make all color choices in natural bright daylight....and also look at all at night with whatever the evening lighting will be in the room before making final choices.. When I am doing this if I am going to be using incandescent lighting... (and it is very difficult to light a room appropriately or make it feel inviting and cozy without it), and I always try both the Reveal and the Softlight bulbs.
(For example I have done paneled libraries where the soft-white looks best, and others where the Reveal does, and found the same with red rooms).
Whichever looks best during this process, Reveal or soft-white, is the one I will always continue to use in that room.
Three ways are wonderful for libraries, bedrooms, living rooms... wherever you need to be able to relax and read, but also might light dimmer lighting for entertaining or just conversation.
YES these are fragile bulbs, (should be stored in their boxes....they are not good for rooms where anyone bumps into lamps,) and yes I wish they would last longer, but as there is nothing else like this on the market I just wish GE would fix this! (my pet peeve is that when they start to burn out the highest of the 3 way settings burn out first... But when this happens i just move the bulbs to a lamp where the lowest only wattage works well.