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Outdoor Lighting & Color Temperature

The aesthetics, security, and general atmosphere of your Atlanta home and outdoor living area can all be improved by outdoor lighting. Knowing what color temperature you want is important whether you want to illuminate a pool, an outdoor entertainment center, or just your garden or driveway.


How do you choose the right color temperature for your home? What is color temperature?


The phrase "color temperature" aids those seeking for outdoor lighting in understanding what shade or hue the bulb will emit when it is turned on. These colors are measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The light is warmer the lower the Kelvin number.


Here is a more thorough explanation of the outdoor LED light's color range scale:


Outdoor Color Temperature Ranges


2000K-3000K


This temperature range emits a lovely, warm white light. It facilitates the creation of a tranquil and private ambience that is ideal for outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, and ornamental outdoor lighting.


3100K-4500K


This range of temperatures produces stunning cold white light. As a result of this temperature range's brightness and vibrancy, shadows are dispelled and people can see their surroundings clearly. This color keeps the light focused and helps people to stay awake and attentive, making it the ideal illumination for spaces near stairs, sheds, or outdoor workshops.


4600-6500K


This temperature range resembles the moonlight or daytime. It is sharp and clear, aiding in highlighting particulars and directing focus to a main area. Because of this, lighting in this temperature range is frequently employed for security purposes, to illuminate the area surrounding garages, or to highlight beautiful water features like fountains and ponds.


How Should I Display Outdoor Features?

What Color Temperatures Should I Use?


In particular, for people who weren't aware that landscape lighting can come in a variety of hues and temperatures, it can be challenging to picture what a certain temperature range will seem like.


We advise staying in the 2000K–3000K range to emphasize a flower garden, statues, stonework, fountains, or other outside features. When paired with the cooler appearance of stone, there is a sense of calmness even though warm light temperatures generally work well in entertainment spaces.


Colder light temperatures, such as 4600K to 6500K, should be avoided because they give your stone a frightening and unsettling appearance.


Living and Entertainment Spaces


So that your guests can just enjoy the space, you want your entertainment area to exude a sense of calm tranquility. Warm lights, like those between 2000K and 3000K, typically work well for these uses. They provide enough light for everyone to move around comfortably and observe their surroundings without being too strenuous on the eyes. Imagine sitting next to the warmth of a firepit if you're unsure how this would appear. What you may expect from a warm temperature lamp is that cozy glow.


Gardens


White LED garden lighting between 3000K and 4000K is what you need if you want to highlight any gorgeous plants that you have spent many hours caring for. This soft white illuminates your landscape more naturally, bringing forth all of its lovely, brilliant natural colors.


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