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How to choose the color temperature of recessed lighting

Recessed lighting, also known as down lights. They are widely used in our life nowadays. Downlights not only have good lighting effect, but also save energy. Therefore, downlights are very popular by many consumers. With the development of LED technology, we see more and more choices of color temperature of recessed lighting in the market. However, many people have no idea how to choose. I’d like to introduce to you what color temperature downlight is more suitable for your room.

What is Color Temperature (CCT)?

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) is an important aspect of color appearance that characterizes how cool or how warm normally a light appears, and indicated in units called Kelvin (K). According to the Black-Body Radiator theory, LED light source use correlated color temperature (CCT) to measure the appearance of a theoretical black body object. LED with a lower Kevin value produce a yellow/gold light, and those with a higher Kevin value produce a white/ blue light.

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What color temperature downlight is more suitable for your room?

Light distribution has a great impact on the overall style of home improvement. Color temperature is the basis of all light distribution. So selecting the right color temperature very important to your home improvement.

Generally speaking, at high color temperature 5000K or above, people are more likely to be excited can focus on the working. At low color temperature of 2700K or 3000K, people will be more relaxed and feel more secure. The natural light with a medium color temperature of about 4000K can better reflect the color of the object itself. So how much color temperature light we use depends on the application and home decoration style.

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For example, if you paint your room with a color wall, 4000K is better, because the wall color under this light will be closer to the expectation. If there are more solid wood furniture, white oak, the color temperature of this room can be considered to be a little lower. The white oak at 3000K will have a better texture than that at 5000K. However, for the white ash wood specially selected, the slightly higher color temperature can better reflect the characteristics and have a refreshing and elegant feeling. At this time, it will be better to choose 4000K. The color temperature of kitchen and bathroom should be a little higher. 5000K is suitable, because it is especially suitable for concentration and fine operation under high color temperature.

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Here’s the brief summary of how to choose the color temperature of recessed lighting.

For living room, the living room usually uses 3000K or 4000K color temperature light according to your preferences. 3000K is more leisure style and 4000K is more natural style. Fortunately, many intelligent lamps now have scene settings, which can be adjusted to the appropriate color temperature and brightness with one light. However, if it is a single color temperature lamp, it is recommended that the color temperature be 3000K or 4000K according to your preferences.

For dining room, generally, warm light with low color temperature is selected. On the one hand, the atmosphere is relaxed. On the other hand, when the color temperature is low and the color rendering index is high, the food looks more delicious.

For bedroom, the bedroom usually chooses a low color temperature of about 3000K, because the warm yellow light is comfortable, which is conducive to people’s emotional relaxation and sleep.

For Kitchen, generally, it is recommended that the color temperature be 5000K so you will be more focus on cooking.

For bathroom, it is generally recommended to use low color warm light in the place where you take a bath, so as to relax. 4000K natural light is used above the toilet. The overall lighting of the toilet can also use 4000K light.

For study room, the color temperature of 4000K is generally recommended in the study. The light in the study can choose reflective low-temperature lighting, which is more quiet and stable, makes people feel immersed, and is conducive to maintaining a good learning and working state all the time.

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