THE LIGHT COLOUR
Influence of light colour on our lives
WHAT IS LIGHT COLOUR?
“White is not white” – very true. The light colour has a great influence on our well-being, on our activity and sometimes even on our health. That’s why we look at how the light that surrounds us every day influences us.
The light colour is made up of 2 values: the colour temperature of the light source and its colour rendering capacity, the CRI.
The colour temperature characterises the luminous colour of the illuminant and is given in Kelvin. The lower this value, the warmer the lamp shines. Colour rendering is the ability to display colours correctly. Both values are to be considered independently of each other.
The effect of light on our bodies depends most on the colour temperature.
Here you will find a list of the most common light colours, their properties and areas of application…
- incandescent character
- mainly in the living area at home
- in salesrooms with feel-good character
- warm and cosy
- brighter sensation than 2200 Kelvin
- Halogen lamp character
- waiting areas
- lecture halls
- good mixture of business and homelike
- Office (partial)
- Reception and waiting rooms
- bright, sympathetic, inviting
- working atmosphere
- between incandescent lamp and daylight
- doctor’s surgeries
- Corridors, halls
5000 – 5400 Kelvin
- stimulating and awakening
- neutral colour rendition
- Photo / Watches / Jewellery
5600 – 6500 Kelvin
- daylight-like character
- good colour rendering
- stimulating, attentive
- editorial offices
- apparel stores
- doctor’s surgeries
So we also react very differently to different light colours. High blue parts in the light make us awake and attentive, warm colours give us warmth and security. We should take care to choose the “right” light in the individual areas of our lives. A daylight lamp on the bedside table makes little sense if you want to sleep. Just as little as a candle in the office, which does not necessarily promote concentration. So open your eyes when buying lamps!
We at Segula have invented an LED light source that offers a lot in one. With the new Ambient Dimming Technology you can achieve light colors from 1800 to 2700 Kelvin in ONE bulb. Here you can buy this sophisticated LED technology!
There are a few good tips in the article “Light planning for the home”.