When you search LED bulbs from the internet, you will get information including the wattage, lumens, lifespan, and also the color temperature. Color temperature is listed in Kelvin and usually ranges from 2500 to 7000. Although there are many explanation about the color temperature, A lot of people are still do not know what the difference is in these color temperatures .Here I would like to make a simply introduction about color temperature to help you buy a right atmosphere lighting.
If the bulb’s Color temperature is from 2000K to 5000 K, this is a warm white color bulb. Warm White LED Lights produce a very soft, warm white, not too dissimilar to traditional incandescent light bulbs. Suitable places to use this color temperature include living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and games rooms. The reason we use warm white in these sorts of rooms is because the light is much better at promoting a relaxed atmosphere. For example,A GU10 LED bulb with a 2500 K color temperature would have a light similar like a candle.Once the color temperature reach to 3500 K color temperature, you will get whiter lighting. For instance, A GU10 LED lamp with color temperature range from 3000k to 3500K could be a good choice to be used in the kitchen.
As the color temperature get closer to the 5000 range, you will feel uncomfortable when you look the the bulb directly. Thus, a LED bulb lamp with a 5000 Kelvin color temperature will seem brighter but not look like natural light. If you get over 6000 Kelvin, you will have a lot of blues and purples in the lighting.? These LED bulbs seem very bright but aren’t very inviting.? It is usually best to keep high Kelvin LED bulbs for outdoor use and low Kelvin bulbs for indoor use. If the temperature is over 7000k, it is called cool white. Cool white LED lamp are a lot different. The light they emit is a lot sharper and far more clinical (for want of a better word). To analogise, the light is very similar to the color of natural sunlight at about midday during summer. It is clear and well defined and has a stimulating effect on the mind. Suitable places for using cool white LED Lightings include the kitchen and bathroom, where they complement the pearl and mirrored surfaces, but you may also want to use them in your bedroom or living room to help enliven your interior décor or just to fight off the winter blues.