Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That Color is Hot!

Color temperature is the "warmth" or "coolness" that a light source emits. The color appearance of a light bulb can make a huge difference in the overall look of a space, which is why it is such a vital part of the design when choosing your lighting scheme. Color temperature can be measured in Kelvin degrees. The lower the color temperature the warmer the hue. These hues are your reds, oranges, etc. The higher the color temperature the cooler the color, blue is one of these shades. So how do you choose what color temperature you need in a room?
All residential rooms generally look best in 4,100 Kelvin. This is a cool white color that is noticeably warmer than pure white. Commercial buildings or warehouses, are generally much brighter. They require a cooler lighting scheme due to their need for less of a relaxing environment and one more attuned to safety. Discover the many schemes that you can develop with the many bulbs and fixtures available!

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