Warm White is soft and warm, ideal for living spaces, dining areas, and any other place where a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere is preferred, and more closely resembles traditional lighting.
Cool White is bright and bold, perfect for any setting where a modern look is preferred. Cool White light shows colours more clearly at night, and is mostly preferred in industrial and commercial settings whereas Warm White is usually found in homes and leisure areas.
Things to Consider When Choosing Light Colour: What Are You Using the Area For: If it is for a dining or living room then you might prefer a warmer light where you want to relax. If it is for a work area such as office or kitchen then you may want a cooler light, as Cool White light has a higher CRI (Colour Rendering Index). This enhances how you perceive colours at night/dim light, and Cool White light also ‘wakes you up’ as opposed to relaxing.
What Other Lighting Already Exists in the Area: If you already have existing lights that are not going to be replaced in the same area, then you may want to choose a light colour that more closely matches your existing lights. This is entirely a personal preference to you – some people prefer to match, and others to mix the lighting colour.
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