Selecting the Right Color Temperature for Your Home

What is color temperature and why is it important? Color temperature is how light appears visually and is measured in Kelvins between 1000K – 10000K. It is incredibly vital for choosing the optimal light for a space.

Picking the best color temperature depends on the type of atmosphere that is trying to be created. 

  • Warmer color temperatures (2700K – 3000K) have a more inviting, relaxing feel and typically use more orange and yellow tones. Best for pendants, wall lanterns, ambient lighting, and residential indoor lighting.
  • Cooler color temperatures (4000K – 5000K) are more bright and vibrant and typically use more blue tints for activities like working or doing tasks. Best for basements, garages, work environments.
  • Daylight deluxe (6000K – 6500K) produces a blueish white tone. This crisp, invigorating light is best for outdoor lighting, security lighting, and commercial or retail spaces.

Choose a color temperature (Kelvins) to suit your lighting needs. The Kelvin color temperature is typically found on Lighting Specs Labels on packaging or on product specs page.

Create Ambience with Good Earth Lighting

Good Earth Lighting has launched a new flat panel LED flush mount ceiling light that offers 5 different white color temperature settings: 2700K soft white, 3000K bright white, 4000K cool white, 5000K daylight, and 6500K daylight deluxe. Customize to match your home decor or lighting needs. Create lighting for everyday task lighting, mood lighting, and even entertainment lighting. The fixture is also dim capable using most forward phase triac wall dimmers.