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How to Choose Color Temperature for Residential Lighting?


To understand the color temperature of lamps, we start with his definition. In layman's terms, the color temperature of lamps refers to the color that appears when a black body is heated to a certain temperature. Everyone knows that the light of lamps has colors, and different color temperatures give people different feelings. Some are warm, some are soft, some are bright, and some are dim... Therefore, what color temperature lamps should be installed in what position and what occasion is more comfortable and very particular.

How to choose the color temperature of the lighting for home decoration?

The living room is the main area of our activities. Generally, it should be bright. Generally, a headlight is installed in the center of the living room to lead the lighting. We call it the main light. If the light source of the main light is a monochromatic light source Generally, it is appropriate to use positive white light, and the color temperature of 5500-6000K is more appropriate. Generally, the light with a color temperature of more than 6000K, the higher the color temperature, the relatively more blue light component, which makes people look very uncomfortable.

Many living room lights are now equipped with dual-color LED light sources, which can be adjusted in groups. They are divided into three gears: warm white, true white, and neutral light. Normally, the light is turned on most of the time. The color temperature is generally about 6000K. Satisfy the lighting needs, and also have a good visual experience. When adjusted to the warm white light position, the color temperature is generally around 3000K, which is suitable for opening in winter and gives people a warm visual experience.

When there are guests at home, or when entertainment activities in the living room are needed, when higher illuminance is required, you can adjust to the neutral light gear to achieve double brightness. At this time, the color temperature is about 4000K, which is closer to daylight and lighting. More natural, so neutral light is also called natural light. At this time, the power is also the largest. Generally, the LED ceiling-mounted living room lamp, when adjusted to the neutral light position, the power is about 50-60W. However, compared to the previous incandescent bulbs, LED lamps are very energy-efficient.

Downlights/spotlights are also called hole lights in many places, because downlights/spotlights are generally embedded after opening the hole. The installation position of the downlight is generally on the ceiling of the living room and installed around it in a circle. The function of the downlight is: one is to supplement the space lighting effect, and the other is to turn off the main when watching TV or other low contrast requirements. Light, switch to downlight lighting, so you can receive a better experience. Downlight generally chooses 4000-5000K natural light, the light color is more natural, and the vision is very comfortable.

The effect of installing COB spotlights against the wall is quite good, and the cost is slightly higher than that of downlights, but the lighting effect is different!

Restaurant restaurant lighting is generally warm and soft, which is in line with the lighting habits of most people in China. Regardless of whether it is a radiant glowing light or a romantic candlelight dinner, the lighting is mainly in warm colors, and the color temperature is 3000-4000K.

Ambient lights are generally installed in the dark grooves on the ceiling of the living room. Home decorations are mostly warm colors. Generally, the color temperature is around 3000K. The light strip can be described as "only see the light but not the light". Like the image, the light source is indispensable.

The lighting in the bedroom is generally soft, not too bright, and the color temperature is 3000-4000K. Soft warm colors can promote faster sleep.

If you need to read, you can add reading lamps, floor lamps, etc. as supplements. The most ideal is to install two small reading spotlights at the top of the bed. The color temperature of the spotlights is generally 5500-6000K. The dim light can easily cause eye fatigue. The bedside spotlights are generally compared in hotels. Frequently, this is a deliberate design, and you need to start with the design, otherwise the transformation will be troublesome.

For the lighting in the study room, the same color temperature should be positive white light, and the color temperature should be 5500-6000K. The contrast requirement for reading and writing should be higher. The light in the study room can be brighter and more powerful.


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