What is color temperature?
Color temperature refers to a characterization of the spectral properties of a light source and is commonly used in automotive and photography lighting. The lower color temperatures are considered warmer and they contain more yellow to red light. While the higher color temperatures are considered colder and they contain more blue light.
According to Wikipedia: Color temperature is conventionally expressed in Kelvin, using the symbol K, a unit of measure for temperature based on the Kelvin scale.Here are some common color temperatures:
|2600 K||40-Watt Incandescent Lamp|
|3000 K||HIDextra Fog Yellow HID or 200-Watt Incandescent Lamp|
|3400 K||Tungsten Lamp or 1 Hour From Dusk/Dawn|
|5000 K||HIDextra Bright White HID|
|5500 K||Sunny Daylight Around Noon|
|6000 K||HIDextra Lightning Blue HID or RAZIR LED Headlights|
|6500-7500 K||Overcast Sky|
|8000 K||HIDextra Ice Blue HID|
|10000 K||HIDextra Deep Blue HID|
|12000-20000 K||Blue Sky|
You can see the different color temperatures along the arc which is known as the Planckian locus.
Hope this helps you in understanding color temperatures and your decisions in purchasing HIDs or LED from HIDextra. Let us know if you have any questions!