Choosing the right colour temperature for your application

Choosing the right colour temperature for your application

We previously blogged about colour temperature and what that meant, but we didn’t really delve into choosing the right colour temperature for your specific application.

Whether you’re looking to light up an office or bedroom, illuminate a warehouse or shine a spotlight on a display unit, the kind of light you use will differ in terms of colour temperature. Not only does the colour temperature change the way things physically look, it has an effect on mood and atmosphere too.

Warm LEDs

Measuring around 2,200 to 3,000k, these LEDs offer a soft, warm light effect that creates a relaxed atmosphere. You would usually find these lights in domestic living spaces such as living rooms and bedrooms via table and accent lamps. From a commercial perspective, restaurants that wish to create a soothing, cosy ambience can use warm LEDs to achieve this.

Neutral/medium LEDs

Measuring around 3,500 to 4,100k these LEDs are some of the most commonly found, all-purpose lighting that you’ll encounter day to day. Domestically, these kind of lights are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms and can be found in ceiling lights, under cabinet spot lights and floor lamps. Commercially, they are popular in offices and in places where concentration is needed.

Cool LEDs

Measuring around 6,500 to 10,00k, these LEDs are primarily used when attention to fine detail is paramount. The cool tone is energising and can be found in places such as hospitals, garages, classrooms and office spaces. Task and desk lamps often use this cool hue to promote productivity and help with work efficiency. Domestically they can even be used in bathrooms and kitchens for a really bright illumination.

For more information on LEDs contact us here at DZA:Technical and make sure you visit our LED shop!