Choosing Color Temperature Lighting

Choosing Color Temperature Lighting

, by Chas Waters, 2 min reading time

You may not always realize it, but color affects many aspects of our daily lives. From our moods to how we interact with others, color impacts how we feel and behave. When it comes to color in lighting, the effects are much the same. We can measure color temperatures using the Kelvin scale, which is a thermodynamic temperature measurement.

Light Color Temperature Range

Here is a breakdown of the Kelvin light color temperature range:

  • 2000-3000 Kelvin: Colors are warm and inviting shades of red, orange and yellow. They are often used in restaurants, living rooms, commercial spaces and more.
  • 3100-4500 Kelvin: Vibrant and bright shades of yellow and white. Typically used for task lighting, work settings, basements and more.
  • 4600-6500 Kelvin: Sharp and invigorating shades of blue. Ideal for security lighting, displays and similar spaces.

How to Choose the Right Light Temperature

Finding the right light temperature depends on the space and what it will be used for. Generally speaking, when you match the color of the light to the color of the surroundings, it will create a look of harmony, and the space will feel very comfortable. And using the same temperature lights throughout a room will give the space a clean feel.

Lower Kelvin temperatures that create an inviting feel with warm colors are typically best suited for living and public spaces where comfort is the goal. And if the space has golds, reds, yellows and other warm colors, or brown woods, a Kelvin temperature between 2000 and 3000 is ideal.

For more vibrant lighting that works well for office spaces and kitchens because of its closeness to morning light, the mid-range of the Kelvin scale is a good choice. This range also works well for spaces with colors like greens and blues.

The high range of the Kelvin scale is comparable to the sunlight at noon, so it’s best suited to places and things that require invigorating lighting, such as security lighting and displays, or in shops and warehouses where visibility is very important.

Choose Panther Vision for Your Lighting Needs

At Panther Vision, we have illuminating and invigorating lighting for your work and outdoor needs. Our Button Lamp LED lights are an ideal choice for dark spaces and power outages. We also offer a selection of utility light products that will illuminate your vision. From strobe lights to portable lamps to even lighted earmuffs, we have lighting products for all your needs.

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To learn more about the products we offer and how we can meet your needs, contact us today, and one of our customer service staff members will get back to you within 24 hours.

About the Author:

Chas Waters

As the VP of Sales and Marketing for Panther Vision, Chas Waters has played a pivotal part in helping Panther Vision continue to create innovative lighting products. As a true outdoorsman, Chas brings a wealth of expertise into what lighting solutions are the most useful for our customers. He has been a key member of the Panther Vision team, starting in the business when he was 16 years old, and prides himself in finding the best solutions to help our customers experience the outdoors and make their lives easier with our products.


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