How do I choose the right LED colour temperature?

Colour temperature is indicated in a unit called Kelvin (K).
A low colour temperature creates a warm and inviting lighting effect, while a high LED colour temperature creates a cool, more energising effect. Generally, intimate spaces like dining areas and living rooms lend themselves to warmer colour temperatures (2700K-3000K), while office spaces, kitchens and bathrooms are a bit cooler (3000K-4000K) to give the feeling of cleanliness and activity.
Our pendants are available in 2700K (Warm White), 3000K (Bright White) or 4000K (Cool White) and we can also offer bespoke colour temperatures on request. For a happy medium, we recommend 3000K, which tends to work well in most environments and is the most popular choice for our timber lighting pendants.
How do I choose the right LED Colour Temperature?
Bedroom
Suggested Colour Temperature: 2700-3000K
Bedrooms may very well be the most intimate space in your home. We recommend keeping the lights low and warm for a soothing mood that reduces anxiety and high energy.
Dining Room
Suggested Colour Temperature: 2200-3000K
Warmer light can keep your appetite up and your dining room inviting. Keeping your dining room lighting on the brighter side will enable guests to see what they’re eating, but we recommend installing a dimmer to set the right mood for your dining space.
Bathroom
Suggested Colour Temperature: 3000-4000K
We recommend bathroom spaces to be cooler and brighter so they remain functional for your morning routine. A clean, fresh setting can be achieved through cooler light temperatures.
Kitchen
Suggested Colour Temperature: 2700-5000K
Brighter lighting for a kitchen is ideal to cast enough light for food prep and maneuvering around your space. The LED colour temperature recommendation is wide open since kitchens can be so versatile. Let the colour palette in your space determine how warm or cool to make your lighting. Still can’t decide? A safe option would be our standard 3000K temperature, which casts a warm white light and looks great in any space.
Living Room or Lounge
Suggested Colour Temperature: 2200-3000K
Keep a living room or lounge dim and warm for a cozy and inviting mood, perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day.
Office or Workspace
Suggested LED Colour Temperature: 3000-5000K
To be productive, you’ll need some functional lighting. Keeping your lighting cooler and brighter can keep you alert and productive.
You can browse our bespoke pendant lighting range here. If you’d like more information or would like to place an order for one of our quality lighting designs today contact us or call us directly on 0449 760 850.
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