LED light is harsh and cold
My uber energy concious husband wanted to put CFL bulbs in the recessed cans a few years ago. I said absolutely no due to humming, terrible light quality, and mercury. I said there is no net environmental gain when you have to rid of all that mercury on large scale. I still hold to that.
Recently, my uber energy conscious husband goes and buys these LED bulbs as a trial at $50 a bulb. We put one into a incandenscent recessed can. I hate the quality of the light. The light is very bright. The brightness is not the problem. I just replaced one bulb and the lights in the same room on a different switch still has the IC bulbs. The difference in the light quality is significant and the ambience that it gives is awful. I hate how the room feels with the light. I can't imagine having a home with these lights. The light makes the room feel like a factory floor or a department store.
It is Phllips Endura LED 17W Warm white, 2700K, 22degree flood bulb if that helps... There is nothing "warm" about this light!
To me, the quality of the light is harsh, cold, and bright without any warmth. It reminds of a cold day outside in the snow when blues get reflected preferentially.
The shadows it casts is sharp and reminds me of the stage lights. I don't want my room to feel like a stage.
Are all LEDs like this?
Is this just me?