How to Choose a Color Temperature for Your LED Bulbs

Posted on January 05 2017

 

What is Color Temperature?
Color temperature is identified as the warmth or coolness of a light source. When a piece of metal is heated, the color of light it emits will change. This color starts as red, and graduates to orange, yellow, white, and then blue (similar to the color range of a flame).

Color temperature is indicated in units called Kelvins. Yellow-red colors are considered warm and are produced by bulbs with a low Kelvin value, while blue-green colors are considered cool and are produced by a higher Kelvin value. To summarize, the higher the Kelvin value/number, the whiter and then bluer the color.

Choosing a Proper Color Temperature
Color temperature will determine the color a light bulb emits. At Go Green LED International, you can select bulbs or replacement LED lamps that are Cool White, Natural White or Warm White.

Cool White light (about 5000K) is preferred for visual tasks because it produces higher contrast than warm light. It resembles a blue sky, or daylight. It’s ideal for jewelry stores, hospitals, beauty salons, or galleries.

Natural White light (about 4000K) creates a very friendly and inviting atmosphere. It’s great for offices, public reception areas or classrooms.

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