Light Color Temperature

Choose the right color temperature for your light

What is color temperature?

Color temperature is a way to describe the light appearance provided by a light bulb. It is measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1,000 to 10,000. Typically, Kelvin temperatures for commercial and residential lighting applications fall somewhere on a scale from 2000K to 6500K.

2000K – 2700K

This gives off a dim glow of light, similar to what you might find from candlelight; best for low-light areas where ambient illumination is welcomed.

2700K – 3000K

This is the warm or soft white range, best suited for areas in the home where you want to relax or entertain.

3500K – 4500K

This is more a neutral white light range, giving a balance between warm and soft color light.

Over 5000K

Generally referred to as daylight and best suited for use in offices, workshops, bathrooms, or other areas where high detail visibility is important. It can also help energize you in the morning.