Colour Temperature

Helping you choose the right colour light for your home or office.

The values in this scale apply to some of the common colour temperatures found in modern lighting applications. Some bulbs are set to a specific colour temperature because of how they work, such as incandescent bulbs that use heat to generate light and therefore naturally produce a warmer glow than other bulbs.

Other technologies though, such as LEDs, can accommodate multiple colour temperatures, from warm white right through to daylight and beyond. Colour temperature is measured by degrees Kelvin and denoted by a numerical figure followed by the letter “K”.

Cool Daylight – 6500k

Extremely ‘white’ light used in specialist daylight lamps.

Daylight – 6000k

Simulating natural daylight.

Cool White – 4000k

Gives a more clinical, high-tech feel.

White – 3500k

The standard colour for many fluorescent and compact fluorescent tubes.

Warm White – 3000k

Appears slightly ‘whiter’ than ordinary incandescent lamps.

 Extra Warm White – 2700k

Similar light to ‘normal’ incandescent bulbs, giving a warm, cozy feel.

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