What is cold white light?

There are many things to consider when buying LED lighting, namely: watt, Kelvin and lumen. In lighting terms, there is sometimes talk of cold white light. The light indicates how the lamp looks, or the light pattern. The higher the number Kelvin, the colder and whiter the light will be. Everything above 4500 Kelvin is considered to be cold white. Cold white is often compared to bright daylight. The light creates an energetic and active atmosphere. In addition, it is often compared to bright daylight. This light colour is often used in places where brightness plays an important role.

What is the difference between warm white light and cold white light?

When considering LED vehicle lighting, you often come across the terms 'warm white' and 'cool white.' The difference lies in the light color of the LED lighting, which is represented by a corresponding color temperature. The higher the Kelvin value, the cooler the light color. The lower the Kelvin value, the warmer the light will be.

CharacteristicWarm white lightCool white light
color temperature2700 to 3500 Kelvin5000 to 7000 kelvin
Application areaLiving spaces, relaxed atmosphereOutdoor lighting, headlights, work lights
visibilityLower, cozy atmosphereBrighter, better visibility
Energy efficiencyEnergy-efficient but lower light outputEnergy-efficient but higher light output
aestheticsTraditional, Traditional, cozyModern, bright

How many Kelvin does my LED lamp need?

When choosing the right LED lighting, you need to consider the correct color temperature. First, you must determine the purpose of the lighting. For example, in a commercial vehicle, someone may want as much light as possible to provide a clear overview. In this case, you are looking for cool white light with a high Kelvin value. If you are looking for matching LED lighting for your vehicle but can't decide, TRALERT®'s technical team is available five days a week to support you.

Cold white light