LED Colour Temperature

We are used to the light from our household bulbs being a yellowish colour as shown below. This is typically a 'colour temperature' of around 2700 to 3000 degrees Kelvin (K). LEDs are available in a range of colour temperatures but we generally recommend sticking with a colour temperature of around 3000K. A higher figure of 4000K provides a whitish moonlight type colour. 6000K is more like daylight but can seem glaring in the home.

But knowing your Kelvins also comes in handy when deciding on the kind of light that’s right for you. Here’s what to look for,

2700 kelvins to 3000 kelvins

creates a warm and inviting light

3500 kelvins to 4100 kelvins

creates a neutral or slightly cool light

5500 kelvins to 6500 kelvins

creates a crisp, clear daylight effect

Make adjustments with accents

Looking to bring that summer feeling inside? Dotting smaller accent lights around the room lets you subtly change the mood to create a warm and inviting atmosphere all year round.

Down lighting disperses soft light in a wide arc to add warmth to the room

Uplighting creates an illusion of open space by making your ceilings appear higher

Spotlighting uses a bright concentrated beam to draw the eye in a specific direction

Backlighting brings drama to everyday items by creating a sunburst-like silhouette

Candlelight in a few special places around the room will add a natural ambience