What is colour temperature? What does it mean?

Q: What is colour temperature? What does it mean? And who is this Kelvin character that people keep talking about?!

A: Kelvin (K) is the colour temperature of the light – you’ve probably seen measurements like “5000K” on the specifications of lights.
Put simply, the higher the colour temperature the whiter the light, and the lower the temperatures, the more yellow or red the light becomes.

We’ve summed it all up in a handy little image so you can figure out what all this colour temperature business is all about, once and for all!


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