LED Color Temperature

When you walk into a room and notice that it seems really warm or that it feels more like a hospital, you're experiencing the difference in color temperature or light appearance.  Lower values, like the standard incandescent 2700K, produce a more yellow light, while higher values like 5000K create a bluer light.Most LED bulbs are available between 2700K and 5000K.

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Matching the right color temperature to the right room will make it easier to enjoy your time while in them.  Here are some color temperature recommendations broken by down by room type.  Check out our additional coverage on color temperature for more information.

Warm white light in Living Room
Warm white light in Living Room

Soft White / Warm White (2700K – 3000K)

Recommended for use in:

  • Living Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Rooms decorated in earthy tones (reds, oranges, and yellows)
Cool white light in Kitchen
Cool white light in Kitchen

Cool White (3500K – 4500K)

Recommended for use in:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Rooms decorated in airy, fresh hues (blues, greens, whites)
Stark White Office Light
Stark White Office Light

Daylight / Full Spectrum (5000K – 6500K)

Recommended for use in:

  • Garages
  • Offices
  • Rooms where productivity is key

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4) Color Temperature

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