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LED Color Temperature Choice Instruction

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LED Color Temperature Choice Instruction

The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of comparable hue to that of the light source.

Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light that has important applications in lighting, photography, videography, publishing, manufacturing, astrophysics, horticulture, and other fields. In practice, color temperature is only meaningful for light sources that do in fact correspond somewhat closely to the radiation of some black body, i.e., those on a line from reddish/orange via yellow and more or less white to blueish white;
it does not make sense to speak of the color temperature of, e.g., a green or a purple light. Color temperature is conventionally expressed in Kelvin, using the symbol K, a unit of measure for temperature based on the Kelvin scale.

Warm White

Warm white LEDs are perfect for graphics which

display rich colours, from light reds to dark browns.

These LEDs range from 2700k to 3300k colour


Neutral White

Neutral white LEDs offer a medium between cool and

warm LED light, perfect for graphics which change

frequently and will have many different colours

displayed on them.

These LEDs range from 4100k to 5000k colour


Cool White

Cool white LEDs are perfect for graphics which display

cold colours, from whites to deep blues.

These LEDs range from 6400k to 7700k colour


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1,700 K

Match flame, low pressure sodium lamps (LPS/SOX)

1,850 K

Candle flame, sunset/sunrise

2,400 K

Standard Incandescent lamps

2,550 K

Soft White Incandescent lamps

2,700 K

"Soft White" compact fluorescent and LED lamps

3,000 K

Warm White compact fluorescent and LED lamps

3,200 K

Studio lamps, photofloods, etc.

3,350 K

Studio "CP" light

4,100–4,150 K


5,000 K

Horizon daylight

5,000 K

Tubular fluorescent lamps or cool white/daylight compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)

5,500–6,000 K

Vertical daylight, electronic flash

6,200 K

Xenon short-arc lamp

6,500 K

Daylight, overcast

6,500–9,500 K

LCD or CRT screen

15,000–27,000 K

Clear blue poleward sky

These temperatures are merely characteristic;
considerable variation may be present.

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