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Color temperature in Kelvin

Color temperature in Kelvin

Kelvin is the measure of the color temperature of a light source. You can tell from the value how warm or cool the light appears. Depending on the spectral composition, different shades of white result. 

The higher the Kelvin value, the cooler the color temperature. 

Basically, a distinction is made between three light colors:

  • warm white light ≤ 3,300 K
  • neutral white light = 3,300 to 5,300 K 
  • cool white or daylight white light: ≥5.300 K 

The Kelvin value can usually be found on the packaging of the illuminant or under "Technical data" in our store. 

Differentiation of three light colors

What is light color 3000 Kelvin? 

From a Kelvin value of less than 3300 K, we speak of warm white light. Warm white luminaires are often used in living rooms, because it looks very cozy.

What does the light color 4000k mean? 

If the light color is specified as 4000 K, it means that your luminaire emits neutral white light. Neutral white light is when the Kelvin value is between 3300K and 5300K.

What does the color temperature 6000k mean? 

From a color temperature of over 5300 K, one speaks of cold white or daylight white light. The light appears cool and particularly bright.