Colour temperature (Correlated Colour Temperature, or CCT, in lighting tech jargon) is essentially a gauge of how yellow or blue the color of light emitted from a light bulb appears. It’s measured in the Kelvin unit and is most commonly found between 2200 Kelvin degrees and 6500 Kelvin degrees. Colour temperature is a significant factor when considering buying a torch.
What kind of ambiance do you hope to have in your space?
Are hoping for homey and welcoming or formal and sterile?
What kind of CCT options will help you achieve your desired effect?
To help you purchase the right CCT of torches, here is a guide to help you navigate your options.
Colour Temperature References
How to Choose the Right Colour Temperature?
● Warm White: 2700K ~ 3000K, produces calm, relaxing light for use in any room.
Perfect for use in bad rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and restaurants.
● Natural White: 4000K ~ 4500K, produces a friendly, inviting light for use in any room.
Ideal for use in offices, basements, garages and work environments.
● Cool White: 5500K ~ 6500K, produces a crisp, vibrant light for use in any room.
Recommended for display areas, security lighting, and garages.
Warm colours can be perceived as “not bright enough” if they are used in an area where people want the crisp white light to work under. In areas where naturally cool-coloured daylight enters from windows and skylights, warm colours tend to look more yellow or pink, so people may think the lights aren’t working properly.
The potential downside of using cool colours is that many people perceive it to be “institutional” or “sterile”. People may complain that their lighting is “too bright” if you change from a warm colour to a cool colour, even if the measured light output remains the same or decreases slightly.
Evaluating the needs of your environment is key to picking the right colour temperature. Make sure you tell your supplier what type of environment or what type of ambiance you are looking to create a space.
Also, if you plan on shifting from one light source to another (fluorescent to LED), or changing the CCT, my recommendation would be to finish entire rooms at the same time. Just like the analogy with the T-shirt, if people don’t see two different CCT light sources near each other, it is harder to notice a difference.
You may already know all about colour temperature and how to arrange lights through it. It is time to purchase some torches to decorate your home or outdoor trips. Olight offers the best cost-effective torches.
There are three types of light sources: High-Performance Cool White LED(5700K~6700K), High-Performance Neutral White LED(4000K~5000K), and High-Performance Warm White LED(2700K~3700K). The flashlight comes in three LED color temperatures to provide you with the right choice for every daily situation.
Do you prefer a warm white, neutral white or cool white torch? Please let us know in the comments.