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The Log Connection August Newsletter
CONTENTS August 1, 2012
Name This Plan Contest Results on Facebook Major Web Site Update coming in August Home of the Month:
Color Temperature Explained
July Name This Plan contest results on Facebook NAME THIS PLAN CONTEST RESULTS ON FACEBOOK

Last month, for our home of the month we introduced a brand new log home plan and asked for your help in giving it a good name. (The winner will receive a free log home plan book and DVD.)
Well the entries have been piling in, and our staff has narrowed it down to a short list of five great names. View the list, vote for your favorite, and see the winner announced next week on our Facebook page.
Web preview

For the last three months, we have been working very hard on a major overhaul of our web site.
We don't want to give away too much, but the new format sports a classy new look and feel and adds many new features. One thing we know you will like: much larger photos in all sections.
Coming in for it!
THE ADIRONDAC, 2330 SQ. FT.  This stunning stacked log home is a perfect blend of traditional detail and generous modern space. 
The vaulted great room is a favorite highlight, whose focal point is a custom staircase wrapping around the fireplace. 
The spacious chefs kitchen overlooks a formal dining room adjacent to the great room.  Click here to see more...
Feature Article: Colour Temperature Explained
Not to be confused with the ambient hot/cold temperature of our surroundings, colour temperature is a characteristic of visible light that has applications in lighting, photography, cinema and manufacturing. In the same way that lumens (Lm) can tell us how bright a light source is, colour temperature, measured in degrees Kelvin (K), is able to tell us the perceived warmth or coldness of a light source.
Light sources with high Kelvin ratings, 5,000K or more, are described as "cool" and have a sharp, bluish tone. Light sources with low Kelvin ratings, 4,000K or less, are considered "warm" and have a soft, yellowish-orange quality. For every type of light there is a colour temperature to match. For instance, the flame of a candle has a Kelvin rating of 1,850K, sunlight is rated at 5,780K and moonlight has a rating of 4,100K.
Choosing the colour temperature of a light bulb can be just as important as finding the right fitting or brightness. Plugging in a bulb only to discover the light is too warm or cool can leave you feeling very disappointed.
Incandescent and halogen bulbs are only capable of producing light with a single colour temperature. LED light bulbs on the other hand are able to replicate a huge spectrum of "white" light. The current standard for the LED lighting industry is warm white (3,000K) and cool white (6,000K).
Warm white has become the benchmark for residential lighting. Most customers prefer it because it closely resembles the incandescent and halogen bulbs they are replacing. Typically used for general illumination around the home, the soft toned light helps to promote a relaxing atmosphere.
Cool white is used in applications where a brighter light source is needed and can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. They can give a space a very modern feel or enhance the appearance of existing decor, particularly where a primary colour palette has been used. They are also suitable for rooms with white finishes, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
In commercial environments and public spaces, cool white is more commonly used. Offices use cooler looking lighting as it helps to stimulate employees, but homeowners tend to avoid using too much in their homes as it can make a room appear too clinical.
Using warm white and cool white in combination is not uncommon and can enhance the appearance and functionality of a room greatly. For example, in a kitchen warm white LED bulbs can be used in the ceiling to create general ambience while cool white LED bulbs can be installed on the under side of the kitchen cabinets to create a suitable working light.
By Peter Jenny
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