ABCs of LEDs: How to choose the right LED color temperature.

 

 

LED BULBS HAVE EMERGED AS THE FRONTRUNNER REPLACEMENT FOR INCANDESCENT BULBS IN THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY. Not only are they more efficient and longer lasting compared to CFLs, advances in LED technology have helped overcome stumbling blocks such as light quality, or what is technically referred to as LED color temperature.

WHAT IS COLOR TEMPERATURE?

We tend to characterize light color as either warm or cold, but scientifically speaking, the color temperature of light is measured in units called Kelvin (K). When it comes to the Kelvin scale, bulbs with a low Kelvin value produce a warmer, yellowish, cozier light, while those with a higher Kelvin value produce a cool blue, more energizing light.

 

HOW TO USE LOW COLOR TEMPERATURE LED LIGHTS (2,700 to 3,000K).

Activity: Soft, warm light helps create a comfortable, soothing ambiance suitable for relaxation.

Location: Lights of this variety are more commonly found in living spaces, such as bedrooms, dining rooms, family/living rooms, and restaurants. Like in the moody space created for INTHEGROOVE.

 

HOW TO USE MEDIUM COLOR TEMPERATURE LED LIGHTS (3,500 to 4,100K).

Activity: LED lighting within this color range is considered the general, all-purpose workhorse of the lighting world and is suitable for activities requiring more focus and contrast, such as cooking, applying makeup, or shaving.

Location: LEDS with a medium color temperature are often found in office spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, games rooms, utility rooms, closets, and basements.

 

HOW TO USE HIGH COLOR TEMPERATURE LED LIGHTS (5,000 to 6,500K)

Activity: Since this color of light is energizing and most closely mimics natural daylight, it helps with tasks requiring focused attention, such as reading, computer work, carpentry and drawing.

Location: Cool white light tends to exude an institutional or industrial quality that is more suitable for settings like the classroom, office workspaces, medical facilities, garages, warehouses, and display cases. As with the energetic space designed for SeaChange.

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THE POWER OF LED COLOR TEMPERATURE CHOICE 

Ultimately, color temperature preference is a personal choice. Individuals may prefer to stick with one color temperature throughout to keep things uniform, while others may experiment with different options in different rooms. Shared from “How to Choose the Right LED Color Temperature”.

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