Colour temperature is a characteristic of visible light which can be applied to both natural and artificial light.
What are some examples of light sources and colour temperature?
|Light Source||Colour Temperature|
What are the attributes and common applications of colour temperatures?
|Colour Temperature||Attributes||Common Applications|
|2700K||Friendly, Personal, Intimate||Homes, Libraries, Restaurants|
|3000K||Friendly, Personal, Intimate||Homes, Libraries, Restaurants|
|3500K||Inviting, Non-Threatening||Meeting rooms, Reception areas, Supermarkets|
|4100K||Neat, Clean, Efficient||Offices, Classroms, Showrooms|
|5000K||Bright, Alert||Graphic industry, Hospitals|
|6500K||Bright, Cool||Jewellers, Beauty Salons, Galleries, Museums|
Colour temperatures over 5000K are referred to as cool colours and emit a blue white light. Colour temperatures of 2000-3000K are referred to as warm colours and emit a yellow white light, through to a warm red colour.
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