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Understanding Kelvin Temperatures

I purchased a large vanity mirror and I need lights that will flatter the face.

Do you ever walk in the bathroom and notice your makeup doesn't look as good as it did, ever wonder what is causing this? If lighting just popped into your head you are absolutely correct! The aspect that some people are forgetting is that it’s not just the wattage or lumens that you need to be concerned with it’s the kelvin temperature. Kelvin is a characteristic of visible light, the warmth or coolness of a light source. Understanding kelvin temperatures in lighting is important not just to find the best light to flatter your skin while getting ready in the morning but also what is best kelvin to use in other areas all around your home or business.

The Answer, to flatter the skin you need a warmer Kelvin that will enhance our natural skin tones - similar to incandescent lighting. Look for anything between 2400 and 3000 Kelvin. We tend to look at several mirrors throughout the day and our skin tone will look different under each Kelvin or light bulb that is being used.