• Jesse Smith

Understanding colour temperature for your lighting needs.

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

Finding the lighting for your space can be quite challenging. A big problem you will face is colour temperature. First off what is colour temperature?

Colour temperature is a way to describe the light appearance provided by a light bulb. It is measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1,000 to 10,000

Typically, Kelvin temperatures for commercial and residential lighting applications fall somewhere on a scale from 2000K to 6500K.

A light bulb’s colour temperature lets us know what the look and feel of the light produced will be.

Which colour temperature is good for you?

2000k-3000k is called warm white. It is cozy, calm and inviting and is more neutral white light. It is a orange to yellow light. The best places to use this colour of light is: Residential and commercial ambience lighting, pendants and wall sconces, table and floor lamp stands and residential recessed lighting.

3100k-4500k is called cool white. This is a bright and vibrant colour of light. It is best used for task lighting, basements and work environments such as garages and kitchens.

4600k-6500k is called daylight. This colour range will mimic daylight. It is best used for display areas, security lighting, garages and task lighting.

When selecting the lighting needed for whatever space your creating be sure to choose right. It is always best to get a professional electrician in Edmonton to install your lighting. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like a estimate for your project.

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