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Color Temperature Scale

It's important to pick the right color temperature for your setting. Color temperature describes the "whiteness" of a light source, and is measured in Kelvin (K). A higher Kelvin temperature is a bluer, cooler light while a lower Kelvin temperature is warmer, with a yellow/red appearance. Warm color tones are perfect for comfortable settings, while cooler tones are ideal for professional environments.

Use chart below to learn more about the influence of color temperature in your application.

Find the right color temperature for you:

Office Warm


Warm, Cozy, Open

Environment: restaurants, hotel lobbies, boutiques, homes.

Office White


Friendly, Intimate, Personal, Exclusive

Environment: libraries, office areas, retail stores.

Office Neutral


Friendly, Inviting, Non-threatening

Environment: public reception areas, showrooms, bookstores, office areas.

Office Cool


Neat, Clean, Efficient

Environment: office areas, conference rooms, classrooms, hospitals, mass merchandisers.

Office Daylight


Bright, Alert, Exacting Coloration

Environment: galleries, museums, jewelry stores, medical exam areas, printing companies.