Colour temperature is a characteristics of visible light which can be applied to both natural and man made light.
|Light Source||Colour Temperature|
Colour temperatures over 5000K are referred to as cool colours and emit a blueish white light, whilst 2000-3000K colour temperatures are called warm colours and emit a yellowish white, through to red colour.
|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|