technical information for leds

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Colour Temperature is a term used to describe the colour tonality or shade of light. As anyone who has tried to buy a tin of white paint knows well, white is a very subjective colour available in a large number of hues. We hope this guide will help you identify the best shade for your particular situations. The `warm` white light bulb often has a

technical information for leds
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colour temperature of up to 2800K. It imparts a more orange/red light on objects. Because you normally associate warmth with red or orange objects, this accounts for the "warm" descriptive name, even though it is a cooler temperature on the Kelvin scale. A "cool" white bulb commonly has a colour temperature of 3600K to 4900K. This is in the low range of blue colour, similar to ice. Hence, the "cool" adjective. Full Spectrum Bulbs have a colour temperature of 5000K and above. They impart a bright, white light that makes all colours stand out. Be sure that the bulb you choose for full spectrum applications says Full Spectrum  as all full spectrum bulbs are 5000K and above but not all 5000K and above bulbs are Full Spectrum . If you decorate with reds, browns, and oranges, you want to illuminate these rooms with bulbs that have a colour temperature in the 2750 - 3000K range. Conversely, if you happen to like green or blue colours, light these rooms with bulbs that produce colour temperatures of 4000K or above. And while full spectrum lighting sounds good in theory, many will find this type of lighting too harsh for overall home lighting applications. It`s best to install full spectrum bulbs in those fixtures that are used when you need to differentiate between colours. Most people prefer around 2700K - 3000K for a warm, cozy, romantic, and sheltered experience. Fortunately, our LED bulbs and lamps cover all ranges of...

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