As a light bulb management professional I've been working with all the newer bulb tech and can suggest which bulbs will get you the best results in your lamps with your room decor and target audience. I agree that the older LED units were cold and sterile, but while I can certainly detect their wavelength in double blind comparisons, the newest high end LED gear can't be told from filament light by the average audience. Seriously though, my wife is a painter and couldn't stand the sterile harsh tone of LED up until a year or two ago. She was pretty mad about an early set of LED Christmas lights I put up, and I'd agree they were like nails on a chalkboard. Now she can only tell I'm using digital when the base has the visible plastic case. As long as there is a shade covering the base, nobody will know you're not using vintage tube tech. I'll note though that they tend to be inconsistent on dimmers, where even three of the same brand will dim differently in the same multi head lamp at the same dimmer setting. The only way around this is to install individual dimmers for each bulb.