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What is meant by the color temperature of an LED light?
What color temperature do I need?
At the latest when buying a lamp, especially for the workplace, the question arises as to which color temperature is the right one. The following article is therefore intended to provide information on what is meant by the color temperature of a light and which color temperature is recommended for the different areas of use of a light.
What is color temperature?
The light color of an artificial light source is described by the color temperature. The color temperature describes the color impression of a light source. The light color is measured in Kelvin ("K"). The higher the color temperature of a lamp, the cooler and more whitish the light appears.
A distinction is usually made between the following three color temperature levels:
- Warm white 2000K to 3000K
- neutral White 3000K to 5000K
- Daylight white > 5300K
Which color temperature for which application?
The selection of the right light color is determined by the area of application. The decisive factor is the effect of the color temperature on our well-being. Imagine having a cool, harsh light in your bedroom, like a dental lab or industrial hall. how would you feel Most of you would probably hardly get any rest and have a sleepless night. This is precisely why, when choosing lighting, it is important to know what influence the color temperature has on our well-being and also on our performance.
- Daylight white light not only increases our concentration and performance, but also prevents fatigue. Exactly the right thing for workplaces in a laboratory, in industry or in the classroom. Or, to put it simply, wherever maximum concentration is required and difficult visual tasks have to be completed.
- Neutral white light is slightly warmer than daylight and produces a pleasant yet bright illumination. Luminaires with a warm white color temperature are often used in offices, meeting rooms and medical practices, since warm white light has a neutral effect on our well-being.
- For a cozy and relaxed atmosphere, such as desired in living areas, hotels or sales rooms, it should warm white light to get voted.
We therefore recommend the following color temperatures for our special areas of application:
For the areas of application in the dental technology we recommend a daylight white light color with a color temperature from 5300 Kelvin.
Our RMD recommendations for the area dental technology:
watchmakers we recommend a neutral white to daylight white light color. Depending on the task, color temperatures > 5000 Kelvin, better still daylight, are off 5300 Kelvin ideal for concentrated work on small particles.
Our RMD recommendations for watchmaker:
For the scope of a goldsmiths we recommend a warm white (> 5000 Kelvin), better daylight white light color with a color temperature from 5300 Kelvin.
Our RMD recommendations for Goldsmiths:
For the workplace of model makers Color temperatures of > 5000 Kelvin (warm white light color) are suitable, even better > 5300 Kelvin (daylight white light color).
Our RMD recommendations for Modellers:
The application of the Workshop determines the appropriate light color. In principle, however, we recommend a neutral white light color with a color temperature between 3300 Kelvin and 5300 Kelvin.
Our RMD recommendations for the Workshop:
fly tyers we recommend a lamp with a warm white light color, i.e. a color temperature between 3300 K and 5300 K.
Our RMD recommendations for fly tyers:
Especially in the office or at the home office, daylight lamps are suitable Color temperature can be adjusted dynamically. With adjustable color temperatures between 2000 and 6500 Kelvin can he natural daylight cycle can be simulated - this keeps the natural biorhythm in balance and ensures a pleasant working atmosphereand helps us to concentrate on our work.
Our recommendation for the office & home office:
Can the color temperature of a lamp be changed?
If you don't want to commit yourself to a color temperature, there are now special LED lights that make it possible to adjust the color temperature according to individual needs. This has the advantage that the lamp creates optimal conditions for a larger area of application and the user can switch between warm white, neutral white and daylight white light color depending on their condition. Examples of such lights are our pull pendant light LED Premium line and our office lights Helios AV and the new one Pendant lamp Pure. They allow the color temperature to be adjusted from warm white to daylight white. Depending on the work task, the color temperature can be individually adjusted within a working day.