Color Temperature Explained

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LED Lighting has seen many advancements over the past couple of years leaving consumers with many options to customize their lighting. One of the most notable options is the ability to choose and or adjust the color temperature of your LED lights. In this blog, we will cover what exactly color temperature is and how to select the best color temperature for your facilities lighting.

What Is Color Temperature?

Color Temperature is a measure used to describe how “cool” or “warm” the light being emitted from a source appears. The spectrum ranges from 1,000K (Amber) up to 10,000k (Blueish-White) but most applications stay between 2,000K – 6,500K. Below is a simple chart we created to help visualize the differences in color temperatures.

Color Temperature Diagram

The exciting part about modern LED lighting is that you can customize your lighting based on your preferences. Therefore, the examples above are not definite and Integra LED can create a custom solution just for your space!

What Color Temperature Should I Use?

Generally, spaces that promote comfort and class such as hotels, restaurants and certain retail locations utilize lower kelvin color temperatures around 2700k. Spaces that promote a modern and clean feel generally use higher kelvin color temperatures around 4000k. 5000k and higher is commonly used for outdoor applications such as parking lots or industrial use including precise manufacturing. 

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