Depending on your needs, there’s a right color temperature for everything. Aside from the bulb itself, the Kelvin measurement system can also help you choose the right lighting fixtures for your business whether you need ambient lighting sources or highly-focused task lighting.
- Less than 2000K: gives off a dim glow, similar to candlelight. These bulbs are great for low light areas where ambient illumination is preferred, like an intimate dining area in a restaurant or bar setting. 2000K - 3000K: gives off a soft white glow which is somewhat yellow in appearance. These are best for living rooms, dining areas, bedrooms and outdoor areas. These are preferred for apartments or living spaces.
- 3100K - 4500K: gives off bright white light. Best for kitchens, offices and work spaces as well as bathroom vanities in hotels and apartments. This cooler lighting provides a full, bright illumination that stimulates productivity.
- 4600K - 6500K: gives off a bright amount of blue-white light, similar to daylight. These bulbs are best for displays and work environments where bright light is needed, such as medical facilities.
- 6500K and up: gives off a bright, blueish hue of light. These are often used in commercial locations for bright task lighting.
The chart below shows both natural and man-made light sources relative to one another.