LED bulbs have a color temperature number that I don't understand such as 2700K, 3000K, etc. What does that mean?


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Ken Reilly




Color temperature is the color degree of white light (warm look or cool look). Think of it as the opposite of Fahrenheit which gives you hot or cold to the touch. Lamp color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The lower the color temperature, the warmer will be the look. The higher the color temperature, the cooler will be the look (or bluer). A standard incandescent light bulb is approx. 2700-2800K.

So, if you are replacing incandescent, look for an LED that is rated 2700-2800K for the same color appearance that you are replacing. If you are replacing halogen and want the same look, choose an LED that is 3000K (still warm, but slightly cooler than incandescent). If you want a cooler or bluer light, choose 4000K or higher which looks more like daylight.






Make text smaller Make text larger

More From The Lighting Expert

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Avoiding Cavities
Some tips to avoid getting cavities are:


• Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes!


Read more »
Image

Concerned mother organizes school safety session
By Mandy Coriston
— Can a tragedy in suburban Florida spark positive change in rural New Jersey? Yes, according to Andover...

Read more »
Image

Ninja Warrior gym coming to Newton
By Laurie Gordon
— Can a Ninja warrior breathe new life into a centuries-old building?
Apparently so. Recently, Chris Ennis...

Read more »
Image

World-touring mezzo-soprano returns to sing in Newton
By Laurie Gordon
— Mezzo-soprano and Stillwater native, Katie Hoyer, will be returning to Sussex County to perform in...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Ninja Warrior gym coming to Newton
  • Apr 18, 2018
Local News
Science march has political edge
  • Apr 18, 2018
Local News
Education foundation holds golf outing
  • Apr 17, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ