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Warm White vs Cool White

Warm vs Cool

Warm White vs Cool White

Our customers often ask us “what is the difference between ‘warm’ white and ‘cool’ white?” Quite simply, it is the effect the light colour has on a room.

You may have noticed that warm white has a yellow tinge whereas the cool white is a pure white colour. We at Peritus believe that the best choice will be dependent on the location of the light. In our opinion, cool white should be utilized in areas that require attention to detail and when there is a need for alertness (Kitchens, Offices, Bathrooms etc.), whereas warm white should be used in areas that you would relax in (Living rooms, Dining areas, Bedrooms).

The Choice can also be dependent on the décor of the room. A modern, sleek room would benefit more from the bright nature of cool white, and a vintage-themed room would benefit more from the coziness of warm white.

The colour temperature of the lamps (what controls the light colour) can also be an important aspect.
As standard, our warm white bulbs have a colour temperature of 3200 Kelvin and our cool white bulbs have a colour temperature of 6000 Kelvin. In some instances, a specific colour temperature maybe needed. In one example, our customer needed a set of lights with the colour temperature of 4500 Kelvin – “Day White”. This was required to match existing fittings in a shopping center, in order to avoid conflicting light colours. If you require a specific colour temperature, click here to contact us directly.

Warm vs Cool
Cool White
Warm White