LED Color Temperature Chart - Pick The Right Color

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Every room in your house has a different nature according to the tasks and activities that take place in a specific room. The color temperature chart can help you improve your lighting choices to make every room in your home ready to be used for its purposes, especially with the variety of LED lighting color temperatures available in the market.


LED Color Temperature Chart
LED Color Temperature Chart

LED Color Temperature Chart

The light color temperature means the numerical measurement of the color appearance using the Kelvin temperature measurement scale and describes the relative color appearance of a white light source.
  • Warm white light: The lower color temperatures (before 3000K on the color temperature chart) represent warm lights, which appear more orange/red like a fire light at the 2700K and became less yellow/gold from 3000K to 3500K. To make it more clear the color temperature of candlelight is about 2000K and Halogen lights are around 2800K. Warm lights are recommended for places where you need to provide a relaxing, inviting, cozy, or you can say calm ambiance.

  • You can consider the 3500K the neutral point between the warm light and cool light, this color temperature is recommended for places where you want to create an efficient or balanced atmosphere.

  • Cool white lights: Start from 4100K to around 5000k on the color temperature chart, and represent less blue-white light. If you need to create a clean, bright, or lively mood you should use the cool white lights.

  • Daylight lights: The higher color temperatures (more than 5000K on the color temperature chart) represent daylights, which appear more blue white or in other words the whitest kind of white. To make it more clear the bright sunlight is about 6500K. Places use daylight lights make you feel energetic, refreshing, invigorating, and crisp.
Now many lighting color temperatures are available, specially LED lights which come in a wide range of color temperatures. You should carefully choose the right light color temperature that helps you do your tasks comfortably or to achieve a specific mood in a certain room or space. Below are some recommendations on how to select the right color temperature for every room in your home.

LED Color Temperature Scale Tips for Every Room

  • Bedrooms: warm white lights can provide the relaxed, peaceful mood required in a bedroom. Color temperature from 2700K to 3000K is suggested. For tasks like reading, you should use cool white light.

  • Living rooms and Dining rooms: are social rooms in your home to seat guests, eating a nice meal, just kick back and relax. You need to make the place more inviting, so you can go for warm white light or neutral light between warm and cool white light, suggested color temperature between 2900K to 4100K.

  • Kitchen rooms: a kitchen is a place where many tasks take place, so you will need bright cool white light to do your tasks comfortably. Color temperature ranges from 4100K to 5500K is suggested.

  • Bathrooms: as kitchens, bathrooms light should be bright cool white, suggested color temperature range between 3000K and 5500K. Check out the LED color temperature chart to realize that color range.

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