INITIAL-LED-What-is-Color-Temperature

When you read our blog, you might find yourself encountering some numbers that you don’t understand and us calling it the “color temperature.” When you are looking for LED lights to purchase, one of the biggest things you should look at it color temperature.

But what is color temperature? Let’s delve in:

Color temperature is “the temperature of a black body at which it emits the light of a specific spectral distribution used to specify the color of a light source.”

Makes sense? Probably not – that definition is even confusing to us.

Basically it means what color we see – much simpler.

LED lights and everything range from very warm to very cool.

For instance, INITIAL-LED’s lights range from Warm White (2700-2500k), Commercial White (5000-5500k), and Cool White (6000-6500k).

Those are just a few of the colors that LED lights can hit, and color changing LEDs can range almost anywhere on the spectrum.

Why does it matter?

If you aren’t converting all of your lighting at one time, color temperature matters so that you can match your lights. Even if you are replacing everything, you should know what is best for your office or company. For example, you might not want to use warm ambient lighting in your office, because it wouldn’t foster a productive environment.

What do we suggest?

For most of the projects that we see that are for offices or retail spaces, we recommend cool white lights. We also recommend cool white for retail spaces. For those who are using LED fixtures in their homes, we suggest warm white lights.

Need more information?

If you are unsure about what lighting to use or you want to learn more about the different color temperatures, that’s okay! Give us a call and talk to one of our customer service representatives to find out more today!