This is our second post defining the differences between white color temperatures. The reason we decided to make a new one is because we recently updated our line of 5630 LEDs, and along with the update came new temperatures being offered. You can check out our new UL Listed 5630 LEDs here.
- Warm White has a bit of a yellow tint to it. Warm White is similar to standard incandescent light bulbs, and is used to help keep a space feel like home. We have chosen 3000K for our Warm White LEDs as it has proven to be the best balance of warmth and utility. Temperatures below 3000K begin to appear more yellow than white, the result being a sacrifice to rendering ability as well as pure function and aesthetics.
- Natural White is for the purists. It’s very near to what one regards as ‘the color white’. It’s great for rendering color (the measurement of which is referred to as CRI) because it is devoid of yellow or blue tints. As the name implies, Natural White aims for neutrality. It’s easy on the eyes and very functional. We have chosen 4000K for our Natural White LEDs as we find it to be the most neutral temperature available.
- Cool White is for anyone who wants to make things pop. It’s the hue of white which is most often associated with LEDs, containing the slightly blue tint. We have chosen 6000K for our line of Cool White LEDs, as this temperature retains only a modest blue tint. Anything more and we find color rendering and usability to be greatly sacrificed. Cool White is revered for it’s ability to make things ‘pop’ – and is often the temperature of choice in jewelry cases, vending machines and displays.
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Honestly, when my girlfriend asked me to buy a warm white light bulb and I went home with natural white, her face told me I was in deep trouble. Again, she told me to go back, and exchange it, I landed here. I hope you will save me. Besides Natural white and cool white look similar to my eyes.
I personally like the clean look of natural white light