There is a wide color range in LED lighting. You might ask, why does it matter? Having the right color bulb is extremely important in a living space. There are tones that can extenuate what’s in the existing space bringing warmth to the area and there are LED colors that can soften a space with cooler tones.
The human eye can see light ranging from red on the “low” end of the visual spectrum to purple, or violet on the “high” end. Our eyes can’t see light below red which is called infra-red nor can they see above violet which is called ultra-violet. What we see is everything in between and varies depending on where the light color is on the spectrum. Light closer to red is interpreted in our brains as “warm” and light closer to violet is perceived as “cool”. LED lighting is measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The higher the number of degrees Kelvin the “cooler” the light is, meaning it is closer to violet.
Most LED bulbs are labeled names such as “soft white”, “bright white” and “daylight”. Names like these can mean different things to different people. It is far more accurate to flip the box over and read the degrees Kelvin the bulb contains. We often use 2700K in bathrooms and 3000K in kitchens. However depending on the natural light in the space, cabinet and paint color and of course the homeowners preferences this can vary. Regardless of the temperature color you choose it is extremely important to keep it consistent. Placing two different bulbs close to each other will stick out like a soar thumb.
LED lighting also comes in strip lighting for under counter and under cabinet use. With it’s energy savings, long lasting lifetime, cool running temperature and wide range of light color options there is plenty of options to compliment your space beautifully.