LED Colour Guide

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

LED Colour Guide

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

You 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 color temperatures.


The colors of the LED lights affect our mood, so we have to be wise to choose the right ones. For example, a Warm White color temperature is optimal for Bed Rooms, The Living Room, 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 colors below…

LED Light Colours

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

LED bulbs generally come in a range of 3 color temperatures.

Warm White – Day White – Cool White

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

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


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

Warm White

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

Day White

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The Day White or Natural White LED Colour is like natural sunny daylight color. We find these bulbs are most suitable for where you need a good quality of wonderful light for working or daily routines but still provide a ‘homely atmosphere. Kitchens, studies, and bathrooms are perfect candidates.

Cool White

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

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

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Did you know?

Light Fittings purchased from Ledlam Lighting come 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 questions regarding LED Colour temperatures, please note below; that we are here and happy to help.

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