What LED color (Kelvin) temperature should I choose?


Choosing the best LED light for your spaces goes beyond which fixture or size you need: choosing the best color temperature (measured in Kelvin, or K) is essential for creating the the desired atmosphere and performing certain functions.

In general, LED lighting color temperatures range from 2300K to 6000K. Despite what you may assume, lower Kelvin lights produce the warmest light, while higher Kelvin lights produce the brightest, coldest light.

2300K (Amber Glow): Rich and intimate, our warmest color with an amber hue. This temperature is best suited for areas with dark-toned furniture, such as home bars and dens.

2700K (Warm White): A comforting orange-yellow temperature that provides a cozy ambience. This color is compatible with earth tones and wooden furnishings.

3000K (Soft White Glow): A good choice for homes and businesses alike, 3000K is an inviting and pleasant color that works well in seating and dining areas such as cafes, restaurants, lounges and bars.

4000K (Daylight Glow): This color is a clean white similar to natural daylight, best with light colors and minimalist decor. Use this temperature for applications such as offices, lobbies, schools, and garages.

5000K (Crystal White Glow): Crisp and illuminating, this blue-white temperature is energizing choice for outdoor security lighting and detail-oriented environments such as workshops, factories, and hospitals.

6000K (Super Bright White): Ultra-bright with a blue hue, 6000K is an intense LED light color that can have a futuristic glow. This color should be used in large commercial and industrial areas requiring superior brightness such as street lights and warehouses. 

For your a visual reference, see the following images displaying the different kelvin color temperatures.

If you want to understand how CCT works and why it is important, see our what is CCT Guide

Recommended LEDs by Color Temperature

Finding the right light with the right color temperature can be a daunting task. Below, you'll find some of our top-sellers that cover a range of CCTs.

Some of them are even adjustable, which means that you can change the temperature whenever you want.

Recommended Bulbs

Picking your kelvin temperature for inside of your house is probably the most important decision when it comes to lighting. The right temperature will create the perfect atmosphere, whether its a bedroom, kitchen or livingroom.

The below bulbs come in a wide range of kelvins (2700K, 3000K, 4000K and 5000K), and one of them is even completely adjustable

Recommended Downlights

Indoor downlights are often used to set the mood or highlight certain areas of your house. Depending on where you install your recessed lights, you want the right color temperature.

See our top-selling downlights in 4" and 6".

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