What You Should Know About LED and Color Temperature
LEDs are all the rage these days, and for good reason. It’s energy-efficient, long-lasting, and available in a variety of shapes. But the most essential factor when buying LED lights and bulbs is the light’s color quality. We refer to this as color temperature. In its most basic form, it’s the perception of warmth or coolness in a light.
LED Lighting and Color Temperature
Color temperature is a measurement of the color of light that has been converted to the Kelvin scale, which is a unit of measure for color temperatures. In technical terms, it’s the temperature of an “ideal black-body radiator that emits light with similar hue to that of the light source.”
For example, imagine a black object. The object would appear black at room temperature. It glows red when heated to 1500 degrees Kelvin (K), as opposed to the brilliant white it displays at room temperature. It has a warm, yellowish glow at 2700K.
LED Lighting Colors
Warm White (3000K to 2900K) – This color temperature is comparable to that of a regular incandescent light bulb in terms of color tone and warmth. This range is popular among most people, and LEDs with this color temperature are ideal for family rooms, dining areas, and bedrooms.
Cool White (3000K to 4900K) – A bright and sharp tone that is great for use in office spaces, at home, garages, and basements.
Daylight (5000K and up) – An intense light that has a bluish white tinge. This form of light is frequently utilized in outdoor lighting, commercial and retail areas, security lighting, and so on.
When looking for new LED lighting, you may use the preceding color ranges and color descriptions as a starting point. Keep in mind that many LEDs can change between color temperatures based on the requirements of the task at hand, making them ideal for both desk lights and ambient room illumination.
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