Choosing the Right Color Temperature of LED lights for Your Home

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What is color temperature of LED lights

LED lights with it’s extraordinary energy saving and long lifespan characteristic take over the place of transition lights and play more and more importance role in our dairy life. It seems that we should take more consideration before we decide the right LED light to meet our needs. Like, if you wish to make the light suit for your atmosphere, you should think about the color temperature before hand.

For the LED light, there are mainly 3 kinds of white colors – warm white, natural white and cool white. It states the difference between a softer, warmer form of illumination and a sharper, colder effect.

How to measure color temperature

Kelvin scale measures the “color” range of LEDs. You can see the color below 2000K is yellow / orange tinge, while 4000K is roughly neutral. The colors associated with any particular LED products are described as “warm white”, “natural white”, or “cool white”. When the temperature of K no. goes down the light appears warmer and as it goes up it is cooler.

Different color temperature lights for different places

Those different colors perfectly match different atmospheres and our needs. Usually, warm white is good for indoors, as it keeps the room sweet and warm and make people relax. Cool white is a good choice for outdoor lighting or anywhere where you might want sharper definition and illumination like the reading room that more approximates daylight. But how are the lighting effects under different colors? Yes, we need to familiar with them. From the right examples you can understand the difference between ‘warm white’ and ‘cool white’. We can see that both very cool and very warm color temperatures can adversely affect vision and generally make a space feel uncomfortable, so it is worth considering this issue quite carefully and getting a color that suits our own personal needs and tastes.

One things here needs to explain about this field:The name used to describe the color temperature is not same from here to there. Some people call cool white as daylight, natural white as cool white. For example, in Hiachieve Limited company, the warm white is 2700K-3300K, Natural white 4000-5000K; and 55000K-7000K is cool white. I have to admit that different companies have a different range to part the warm, natural or cool, but the figure is not at too much difference. Another thing is the called name, some people like to say day light while he means natural light; or call natural light means cool white… So it is better to confirm the light color with Kelvin scale to limit it.


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