Front garden lighting ideas

What kind of lighting mimics natural daylight?

Switch your lightbulbs to ones that mimic natural daylight. You can choose lightbulbs with a CCT (correlated color temperature) of 5000K–6500K , which is closest to natural daylight (although keep in mind they will be quite bright).

SAD lamps, also known as sun lamps or light boxes , work by imitating sunlight. These lamps typically show measurements in lux, which refers to the lamp's luminance level.

Halogen Light Bulb Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent that gives a close approximation of natural daylight, known as "white light." Colors appear sharper under halogen light and the bulbs can be dimmed.

If you've installed spotlights, they will typically require 120 lumens . If you're installing path lights along your walkway, 100 to 200 lumens is recommended.

Can artificial light replicate sunlight?

Most artificial light sources emit a static spectrum which means their mix of colors cannot change with time of day. As a result artificial light sources are designed to either replicate daylight or evening light . Cool white LEDs and most fluorescents are designed to mimic daylight (blue-rich light).

1. Sylvania Daylight LED Natural Light Series . The best general-use bulbs, these 60-watt-equivalent LED bulbs emit a calming white light that makes just about everything appear natural.Jan 25, 2021