Good lighting always means reaching the highest lumens per watt. While energy savings are important, an unattractive light quality or color temperature will nullify the benefits of energy efficiency. A brighter LED source with a bluer white will usually use less energy than a warm white, but aesthetically, it is not always the best choice. Who would want to save energy if that means sacrificing the environment of space?

We often see this problem with LED street lights. Cities will opt for LED reflectors that use the least amount of energy, which usually means a harsh, blue-white light. Residents accustomed to the orange hue of high-pressure sodium lamps do not like the sudden change to cold blue light of LEDs with this high color temperature.

Color temperature considerations
The color temperature can significantly influence the environment of a space. The color temperature is measured in SVT Lighting ; as the SVT Lighting temperature increases, it goes from a warmer light to a white or bluish light. A SVT Lighting temperature of 6500 K or higher will produce a blue light similar to that of a cloudy sky. Color temperatures of 3500 K or less tend to be warmer, similar to candlelight. If you are looking for a more natural white light, choosing the SVT Lighting temperature between 4100K and 5500K will be closer to the natural light you are looking for.

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Ambient color temperatures
Certain color temperatures are often associated with different configurations or moods. High SVT Lighting temperatures, such as cold fluorescent lighting (4000K-5000K), are associated with offices or hospitals and can be considered cold, clean or hard. It is believed that SVT Lighting ‘s lower temperatures, like that of a hot incandescent lamp (2700K), are more intimate and personal.

Color temperature Property managers and electrical contractors should carefully consider color temperatures when choosing  outdoor led  street lighting for different spaces. Intimate settings should use warm lighting (low SVT Lighting temperatures), while commercial spaces or spaces that require intense illumination can benefit from SVT Lighting’s high temperatures.

While SVT Lighting’s temperature may not seem unattractive, everyone perceives light differently, it is important to consider who will use the space most frequently. Because the cones in the human eye to perceive color are connected to the X chromosome, women can see colors that most men can not see. This is supposed to be the reason why women sometimes prefer lower SVT Lighting temperatures that produce warm light.

Indoor and outdoor SVT Lighting temperature
The choice of the SVT Lighting temperature most suitable for your project depends on your space. Whether you need a warm shade similar to that of a sunrise or sunset, or the clear blue light of daylight, the selection of the best color temperature for your project depends on your preferences and space. Creating environments is often a priority for indoor applications, such as hotels, restaurants and residential spaces, and cold-hued color temperatures are popular for exteriors, stores, stores, sports and hotel entrances. Color temperatures in blue are also popular for indoor applications such as office spaces, medical facilities, stores, stores, sports stadiums and other spaces that require bright, clear light.

Often, customers seek to upgrade LED fixtures that match the color temperature of their existing fixture. Older lighting technologies, such as high pressure sodium, provide a clearly yellow light, with a color temperature of around 2200K. These customers are usually happy with the color of the light, but they want the advantages of LED, such as reduced maintenance and energy efficiency. With modern LED technologies, Access Fixtures can easily provide LEDs that emit almost any color light you want, including the color temperature emitted by gas lights, historic oil lamps and high-pressure sodium luminaires.

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The decision to upgrade to LED lighting can generate energy savings, but we want to make the right decision. LED lamps are the same, and choosing the right  temperature can be the difference between an attractive space and one that makes people feel uncomfortable.