Colour Temperature Chart

Colour Temperature

colour temperature scale

Colour temperature is a characteristic of visible light that is conventionally stated in Kelvin. The Kelvin scale is like the more familiar Fahrenheit or Celsius scales, except 0º on the Kelvin scale is Absolute Zero - the temperature at which there is no heat energy left in an object.

Colloquially, colour temperature is often referred to as warm or cold.

Light globes range from around 2500K to 7000K. Most people prefer warm light for cosy corners of the house while cold light is considered 'brighter' and therefore used in workshops, etc. However, colour temperature is not to be confused with luminous flux (lumens) - the perceived total amount of useful light.

Absolute Zero -460° -273°
Water Freezes 32° 273°
Room Temperature 70° 21° 294°
Water Boils 212° 100° 373°
Surface of the Sun 9937° 5503° 5776°
Compact fluorescent tube

We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.

Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)

Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Iluka, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Yamba via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

We also have sales agents in
Grafton:contact Andy Wilkinson directly on 0409 508 144, and
Tenterfield:contact Diamond J Legend directly on 0425 769 444.