LED Colour Guide

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LED Bulbs generally come in the choice of three colour temperatures but what does ‘colour temperature’ mean? Check our LED Colour Guide and find out…

LED Colour Guide

Don’t worry too much, as it is quite simple to understand. In basic terms the ‘colour temperature’ is the colour of the light source. You see not all light sources are the same. The easiest way to demonstrate this is to compare lighting from a bulb in your house with that from a candle.

You will notice that compared to your bulb the candle has a more yellowy orangey glow to it. This is because the two light sources have different colour temperatures.


The colours of the LED lights are affecting our mood so we have to be wise to chose the right ones. For example Warm White colour temperature optimal for Bed Rooms, Living Rooms and Wall Lights. Day White for Kitchens, Dining, Corridors, Stairs. Cool White more for Bathrooms, Offices or Workshops. You can read more about the rooms and light colours below…

LED Light Colours

New LED technology enables us to set the led colour temperature to a preferred colour.

LED bulbs are generally come in a range of 3 colour temperatures.

Warm White – Day White – Cool White

We are special for offering a Day White 4100K ‘middle’ natural led colour temperature, as most others offer cool and warm colour only.

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When you are on the product page, on the right side, if different colours are available you will see the colour selection options. Just click on the boxes and select your desired light colour.


More about the light colours...

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Colour temperature is conventionally stated in the unit of temperature, the Kelvin and has the unit symbol ‘K’

The Sun

The colour temperature of the sun can vary greatly according to the time of day and weather but the standard value that is used is around 5500K. This appears to us, the most natural looking light, not warm or cool.

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Colour temperatures over 5000K are called Cool White. This light colour is pure white and are often seen in offices where it is said to enhance concentration. Lower colour temperatures around 4000K called Day White or Natural White this is the medium range, good for many areas where natural bright light required. 2700K – 3000K are called warm white colours and are said to increase relaxation. A candle has a temperature of around 2000K which is why it appears very warm, yellow and relaxing!

Warm White

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Similar to incandescent and halogen bulbs colour. We recommend these for areas and rooms where a relaxed atmosphere or night light are desired. Bedrooms and living rooms are the perfect example of where to use the warm white colour.

Day White

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The Day White or Natural White LED Colour is similar to a natural sunny daylight colour. We find these bulbs are most suitable for where you need a good quality of good light for working, or doing daily routines but still provides a ‘homely atmosphere’. Kitchens, study’s and bathrooms are perfect candidates.

Cool White

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A pure white colour that we recommend for working environments such as offices, workshops, study and bathrooms. The Cool White colour temperature range enhances concentration. Gives white clear bright LED Light.

Selecting a colour temperature is mainly a matter of personal preferences.

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Did you know?

Light Fittings purchased from Ledlam Lighting comes with an LED Light source or LED Bulb set. Check Offer Page for current Free LED Bulbs Offer. more info…

Hope you have found this LED Colour Guide helpful. If you have any questions regards to LED Colour temperatures please leave a note below, we are here and happy to help.

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