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Color Temperature and LED Light Bulbs- Why it Matters?

When it comes to lighting your home, color temperature plays a bigger role than you may expect. Trying to achieve the perfect color and level of lighting for certain areas of your home is a matter of choosing the correct LED light for the space.

Why LED Light Bulbs?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights have increased drastically in popularity over the last few years because of their high energy efficiency- especially compared to filament light bulbs that use only about 10% of energy to produce visible light.

LED lights produce a high-level of brightness yet they use small amount of current, last for a longer period of time and radiate a low level of heat.

The color of the light you see from an LED light is the result of the material and process used to produce the chip.

How is Color Temperature Measured?

color temperature scaleColor temperatures are measured using the Kelvin scale; Kelvin (K) is simply a unit of measurement used for temperature, much like Fahrenheit and Celsius. Color temperature measures the color of an LED bulb by the color spectrum, which defines the amount of blue, red, white, or yellow that is in a light.

The colors are given numerical Kelvin ratings and characterized by intensity, warm, clean white, natural white, cool, etc. The color correlates to the temperature at which the light bulb heats.

Using LED Lights in Your Home Based on Color Temperature

Because LED light bulbs offer a variety of color temperatures, they are ideal for in home use. Whether used to illuminate a high-traffic area such as a kitchen or for a more relaxing setting in your bedroom, color temperatures play a major role in lighting a room.

The light you see when your eyes settle on any neutral surface is color temperature. The higher the number on the Kelvin scale of your LED light, the brighter, or less warm the temperature. Imagine the yellowish color of light given off by a candle, it would rank low, at about 1900K whereas the sunlight at noon in July would be bright white and substantially higher, say 5600K.

Using the Kelvin scale, LED bulbs around 3000 Kelvins are warm in color, 3500 Kelvins is neutral and 5000 Kelvins is cool in color. LED lights that most closely reflect typical in-home lighting with incandescent bulbs are one that ranks between 2700 and 2800 on the Kelvin scale.

If you have decided that the color temperatures offered by LED lights, along with the high-efficiency, and long life are what you want for your home, take a look at all the lighting options Fero LED has to offer.

Ever home is different and therefore its lighting needs will vary. Luckily though, with the amount of options and range of colors available on the market today, finding the right bulbs to properly and efficiently illuminate your home while saving you money is a fairly simple process.

From LED strip lights to tubes and dimmers, lighting your home with varying color temperature LED lights can take lighting from a necessity to a tool used to enhance your d├ęcor.

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