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How Do I Choose the Color Temperature of an LED?
The LED lighting market has grown to include all types of choices. One of those choices is the color temperature of the lighting. Color temperature is measured in Kelvins (K) and indicates how warm or cool the color of the light appears. Despite common belief, “whiter” LED light isn’t always better!
5000K Color Range
Lighting that’s in the 5000K color temperature range is blue-white in color. The quality of this light is bright and crisp. Small details stand out under this type of light because of the color contrast this crisp light offers. This LED color is best used in industrial spaces, such as factories, or other workplaces where details are important, such as surgery and exam rooms.
4000K Color Range
The 4000K color temperature range for LEDs is neutral white. This color range produces a balanced color tone, not too blue and not too yellow. This creates an environment that can keep employees alert through the day. Spaces that would benefit from this type of light would be commercial spaces, retail spaces, hospital offices and hallways, and office spaces.
3000K Color Range
LED lighting in the 3000K color temperature range is yellow-white in color. The slight yellow warmth adds coziness to an interior space. This creates an inviting environment perfect for commercial spaces. Places that would benefit most from this color temperature include spas, hotel lobbies, and other areas that need a welcoming touch.
Color temperature can create a certain atmosphere in a commercial setting, energize employees, or add the ability to see details clearer. Depending on your space, you may need a different color temperature than you might have thought.
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