(Closed) Colored Lights or White Lights for Colored Paper Lanterns?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
19 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would think that it depends on how rich you want the color of the lanterns to be. In my opinion, a white LED will make the color of the lantern itself a bit softer, and a colored light will make the color of the lantern more rich because it wont be as harsh a light trying to shine through. That’s just my thought on this. I would suggest doing a trial of the different lights in one lantern to see which you prefer. 🙂

Post # 4
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it depends.  The white lights will probably be brighter, and you can order them in bulk because you’ll use them for all three.  The colored lights could bring out the colors of the lantern, but I would worry that they won’t be bright enough.

Post # 5
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would say white – white lights will be brighter through the colored lanterns. Color lanterns and colored lights will not be as bright (and more expensive probably for the lights).

Post # 7
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The one thing to be aware of is that the “white” LED lights tend to be quite blue in tone.  Thus, you may want to get “warm white” ones available from Buy LEDs Online, or else to mix in at least some colored lights.

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