Color Temperature Scale
It's important to pick the right color temperature for your setting. Color temperature describes the shade of white a light source has, and is measured in Kelvin (K). A higher Kelvin temperature is a bluer, cooler light while a lower Kelvin temperature is warmer, with a yellow/red appearance. Warm color tones are perfect for comfortable settings, while cooler tones are ideal for professional environments.
Use chart below to learn more about the influence of color temperature in your application.
Find the right color temperature for you:
Warm (2700K-3000K color temp.)
Warm, Cozy, Open
Environment: restaurants, hotel lobbies, boutiques, homes.
White (3500K color temp)
Friendly, Intimate, Personal, Exclusive
Environment: libraries, office areas, retail stores.
Cool (4100K color temp)
Neat, Clean, Efficient
Environment: office areas, conference rooms, classrooms, hospitals, mass merchandisers.
Daylight (5000-6500K color temp)
Bright, Alert, Exacting Coloration
Environment: galleries, museums, jewelry stores, medical exam areas, printing companies.