Lighting Brightness Guide

Color Temperatures of Lights 

Color temperature is a characteristic of visible light that helps define its color appearance. It is typically measured in units called Kelvin (K). The color temperature of light sources can range from cool to warm, and the perceived color changes accordingly.

To assist you in determining which light range is appropriate for your space, please consider the following:

  • Ultra Warm White: 2200K - 2500K
    • This range produces a deep, warm, almost orange glow similar to candlelight perfect for low-light areas where ambient lighting is preferred.
  • Warm White: 2500K - 3500K
    • Often used in residential settings to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere such as bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.
  • Neutral White: 3500K - 4200K
    • Provides a balanced white light, not too warm or cool, often used in offices, kitchens, and commercial spaces.
  • Cool White: 4200K - 5000K
    • A slightly cooler light often used in task lighting and work environments.
  • Daylight: 5000K - 6500K
    • This range simulates natural daylight and is commonly used in offices, schools, and retail spaces.
  • Ultra Daylight: Above 6500K
    • Extremely cool and bluish light that is not often used for general indoor lighting, but it can be found in some specialized applications.

It's important to note that color temperature is a subjective perception of light, and different people may have varying preferences for different settings and activities. For example, warmer temperatures may be preferred for relaxing environments, while cooler temperatures may be more suitable for tasks that require focus and concentration.