WHAT Does Color Temperature Mean ?
WHAT Dose Colour Temperature Mean ?
In short, colour temperature is a scale that measures how ‘warm’ (yellow) or ‘cool’ (blue) the light from a particular source is. It is measured in Kelvins (abbreviated to K), and the higher the number, the ‘cooler’ the light. The lower the ‘K’ number, the ‘warmer’ the light.
In layman's terms though, different light sources produce different coloured light. For example, a candle emits a reddish light, while the midday sun's rays have a blue tint. These different colours can be expressed using a number, and this number is known as the colour temperature.
What color temperature is right for me?
Understanding Kelvin temperature (K) makes it easier to choose lighting that gives you the look and feel you want.This information is below to get an idea of the different colour temperatures Which helps to choose the right color temperature for you
2700K-3000K – Warm
This is the colour temperature of traditional incandescent light bulbs and one of the most common colours used today. This is a nice, yellow glow, well suited to rooms meant for relaxing, such as living rooms and bedrooms. If a particular light in your home has a yellowish tinge to it, it is most likely a warm white light bulb.
3500K – Warm White
This colour falls between warm white and cool white. Bulbs of this colour temperature are versatile and can be used in busier rooms such as waiting rooms, receptions, offices and schools.
4000K – Neutral White
Cool white light bulbs . The light they emit is much crisper and is well suited to more stimulating environments, like kitchens and workplaces. They are also excellent for bathrooms as there is no colour-cast; so applying makeup is much easier. Many outdoor floodlights also use cool white light bulbs, as it provides a clear, bright light.
6500K – Daylight
Daylight bulbs are so named because they replicate the natural light seen on an overcast day. If these are installed indoors, they can look very blue and, as a result, they don’t create a very cosy atmosphere. This colour is best avoided in bedrooms and living rooms and can be used instead for areas where accurate colour reproduction is required, such as retail, display and workplaces
It should be easy to find the colour temperature of a new light bulb, as it should be stated clearly on the packaging and It is found in the product details on our website. It’s worth noting that the colour temperature of a light bulb isn’t the same as its brightness. This is measured on a different scale (in units called ‘lumens,’ ).