Kelvin Temperature
(or Colour)

Colour temperature is measured in Kelvin (K). Incandescent bulbs always provide the same 'warm white' colour (2700-3000K), LED bulbs offer a wider range of colour temperatures.

These differences are useful in certain conditions. 'Warm white' replicates the colour of incandescent bulbs and helps create a warm relaxing mood. 'Natural white' is well suited for environments where accurate colour reproduction is critical. 'True white' or 'blue white' reproduces blue sky daylight colour. Studies show that a more natural 'daylight' white light is conducive to higher attention and concentration levels.

The chart shows where different colour temperatures sit on the Kelvin scale.

Total Colour Control

Modern electronics employed in LED applications allow them to be much more versatile and controllable than other lighting technologies. LEDs are semi-conductors, so unlike the other light sources LED functions can be controlled with a microprocessor to achieve unique lighting effects. This is achieved by switching the light output of the RGBW channels of LEDs.

By varying the output of each of the LED channels it allows the user to choose from millions of colours in order to create countless lighting effects and moods.

What is RGB?

The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The name of the model comes from the initials of the three additive primary colors, Red, Green, and Blue.

RGBW is simply the RGB channels plus a separate White channel.