Colour temperature is important when choosing LED lamps! How cool or how warm the light is depends on your personal preference. Some people prefer warmer light for a cosy atmosphere, while others choose cooler light in bright environments, such as an office or study. How warm or how cold a lamp is is measured in Kelvin.
What is Kelvin?
Kelvin is used to indicate the colour temperature of light. The colour temperature produced by the lamp indicates how warm or cool the light looks.
Lamps with lower Kelvin values produce warmer light, while lamps with higher Kelvin values emit cooler light.
What Kelvin values are there?
Colour temperatures you often encounter with lamps are warm white, neutral white and cool white.
Warm white has a Kelvin value of around 2700K to 3000K. These are the cosy, warm lamps in living rooms or bedrooms with a slightly yellow hue.
Neutral white has a Kelvin value of around 3500K to 4000K. This is in between warm and cold lighting. A more balanced colour temperature. You see this lighting in bathrooms or kitchens, for example.
Cool/cold white has a Kelvin value of around 5000K to 6500K. This lighting is bright, functional, with a bluish tint. You often see this lighting in offices.
What should you pay attention to when choosing the right colour temperature?
When choosing the right colour temperature, the location of the lighting is very important. We have just given a few examples of where to place warm lighting, and where to place cold lighting.
The wrong colour temperature can give the room a totally different atmosphere. Colour temperature is therefore a real make or break. For example, you don't want lighting with a cool colour temperature in the living room, then you lose the warm atmosphere you want in your living room!
LED lighting doesn't have to be boring
LED lamps come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Of course, you also have the option of choosing dimmable lamps. This gives you more flexibility. You can easily adjust the light intensity for different activities and times of day.
Don't want to limit yourself to only cold or warm lighting? Then choose RGB LED lamps. With RGB lamps, you have the option to switch between warm or cold. But you also have the advantage of being able to choose from all the colours of the rainbow. Often, these RGB lamps are also smart. This allows you to control them from your phone or with voice commands.
ET48 helps you switch to LED bulbs
Switching to LED bulbs is a very good idea. LED bulbs are significantly more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and even energy-saving bulbs. They use significantly less electricity to produce the same amount of light, leading to lower energy bills.
Also, LED bulbs do not contain harmful substances such as mercury, which is found in some energy-saving bulbs. They also produce less CO2 emissions during their lifetime, as they use less electricity.
LED bulbs have a much longer lifespan than traditional incandescent bulbs. They can last up to 25,000 hours, which means you need to replace them much less often.
Need help switching to LED bulbs? Then don't hesitate to contact our customer service team. ET48 will be happy to help you.