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How much do you know about Color Temperature
With its instinct advantages of long lasting, energy efficient, cost saving, robust design, environment friendly, led light has become more and more popular in our daily life. As it offers those obvious benefits to improve our lighting environment, how to choose the right led light seems have to be considered. What will the the suitable color temperature be well suit the atmosphere?Let us have a clear view on the color temperature:
What is color temperature?
Color temperature is the color of an LED light, measured in degrees Kelvin. From the perspective of lighting, most LED lights quote a white color temperature and there are typically as three types and shades of the white light: warm white, pure/nature white, and cool white.
Taking sunlight as an example, we can easily understand the different levels of the color temperature. The light at noon time is bright, even brighter when nearer the equator. While at sunrise and sunset the light goes on a more yellow or even red color. Lower color temperatures will have more yellow, and higher color temperatures will go from yellow, to pure white and finally to bluish.
Generally speaking, Warm white led light refers to a yellowish type of white, and cool white led light a bright bluish white. Somewhere in between lies the daylight "pure white", pretty much the whitest kind of white.
Here is the definition for various color temperatures from Anern:
Warm White: typically from 2600 Kelvin to 3500 Kelvin
Pure White: typically from 4000 Kelvin to 5000 Kelvin
Cool white: typically above 5500 Kelvin
What have to be pointed out is that the color temperature naming don’t have uniform standard. Some people call cool white as daylight, natural white as cool white. Different companies may have a different naming rule for the warm, pure or cool, but the figure is not too much in difference. Since there are various naming, it will be much better to confirm the light color with Kelvin scale to avoid the confusion.
Why using the temperature for color?
Light doesn't have a "temperature", so why do we use this term, and what is it to do with color?For example, when a black object like a piece of iron gets heated up, its color changes with the temperature heated to. It turns out that this range of colors is very useful for describing the color tint of white light. When iron gets hot enough, it begins to glow red. With more heating up, its color change to orange, and you can actually determine its temperature by measuring its color.
What is the LED color temperature best for your application environment?
Since color temperature is an aesthetic selection, everyone may have their own preference for each setting and application. Here are some general standard for choosing the led color temperature according to the led light application area.
Warm Whites are preferred forinterior lighting in homes, like dining and living areas and reception areas where we want a more relaxed environment, so we have a comfort with a slightly more red effect to make us feel warmer.
Pure Whites are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms where tasks are performed. And some retail outlets and office are also with pure white, which makes us feel more energized and helps us concentrated on work Cool Whites are best in outdoor application like industrial and commercial areas like warehouse and hospitals. Especially for some jewelry exhibition, cool white lighting can raise people’s attention and accentuate the sparkle and clarity of diamonds, silver and jewels.
In conclusion, color temperature is one of the important factors should be considered when choosing a right led lights, with all these details and information, you must have a better idea on how to select the suitable led lights for your environment. Now you can easily make a choice from our led lights. We have various types (led tube, bulb, panel light, flood light, etc) with different color temperatures(W/WW) for your preference.