Choosing the right level of white light for lighting, one of the main components of decoration, protects your eye health while creating a stylish and relaxing atmosphere in your living spaces.
WHAT IS COLOR TEMPERATURE?
Color temperature describes the luminance of a light bulb and is measured in Kelvin (K). Lights of 3000K or less are warm light and yellowish; Light of 4000K or more is cold light and bluish.
HOW TO USE COLOR TEMPERATURE?
Although a neutral rating of 3500K is preferred in the main living areas of the home, this is variable:
- Lounge/living room: The color temperature is 2700-3000K. Choose options with adjustable light intensity to create a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere in the area where rest, entertainment and conversations take place.
- Dining room: The color temperature is 2700K – 3000K. Use a dimmer for bright lighting that allows you to see what you are eating but is still inviting, and for a light level that suits your mood.
- Bedroom: The color temperature is 2700-3000 K. Since the main activities in the bedroom, the most private and intimate area of the house, are sleeping and relaxing, by using low and warm colors you create a comfortable environment.
- Kitchen: The color temperature is 2700-4000 K. The ideal light for preparing food and reading recipes is 3000 K. But in the versatile kitchen, the color temperature varies. Decide based on the decoration.
- Bath: Color temperature 3000-4000K. A bright light level for routines such as makeup and shaving makes the bathroom functional, clean and relaxing.
- Study room: The color temperature is 3000-5000 K. Bright, functional lighting is required for productivity and concentration. A good idea is 4000K LED lamps. However, make sure to choose warm lighting in the evening.
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