Color Temperatures In Context

Here at MOD, we still have high quality products for the lighting industry, but are now expanding more into the power products industry. Our LED products are still available for purchase with more to come in the future. In this article, we’ll focus on how to properly showcase your displays and keep your work environment well-lit. Ensure your combining the proper Watts and Volts, you can find more information from a previous article here.

Our LED task lights include different color temperatures ranging from 3000k to 6000k. Color temperatures are identified by the Kelvins, in our catalog we note that our LEDTLs have different color temperatures. In our part numbers, we put down WW or WH when determining what color temperature the task light has. Warm White has a color temperature of 3000k or Kelvin while “White” is 6000k.

When looking at “Warm White” lights, you can tell how they look as they give off an “orange” color when they’re illuminated. When referring to colors like that, it is generally referred to as “warm” light. For “White” light, it gives off has a “blue” color to it making it feel “cooler” hence why it is often referred to as cool lighting. Warm White and White lighting can make a difference to the feel that it can give off for a single room. It also depends on the kind of room when deciding which color temperature to use. If you want to use White Lighting, a kitchen or bathroom would be ideal. It gives off a feel of productivity which is why many office spaces use white color temperature for their buildings. Use Warm White color temperature if you want a space to feel inviting and comfortable. So places such as bedroom, living room, and dining room would be the ideal location to use warm white lights.

Warm White and White lighting can have different appeals depending on the application and what in the room might complement or reflect the light. There is no correct way to pair lighting color temperatures and a room, in the end its all preference. Hopefully, this article helps you understand the difference between different color temperatures. But if you require further assistance, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or call our number at (562) 921-0056.