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Color Temperature Scale

Color Temperature Scale

Color temperature can be used to gauge the hue of white that a light source produces. It is measured in degrees Kelvin (K) and can be used to determine the warmth (yellowish hue) or coolness (bluish hue) of a white light.

In many public areas, a warmer white is chosen to promote relaxation, where a cooler white may be chosen in buildings where concentration is important, such as offices.

Below is a scale that will graphically display the range of the color temperature scale.

Some common colors associated with the color temperature scale are:

Match / Candle Flame: 1500 - 1850K
Standard Incandescent: 2400K
Soft White Incandescent: 2550K
Warm White LEDs: 2900-3200K
Pure White LEDs: 4100-4300K
Natural White LEDs: 4200-4500K
Daylight White LEDs: 5000-5500K
Cool White LEDs: 5500-6000K
LED or CRT Sceen: 6500-9500K
Clear Blue Sky: 15000 - 27000K

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