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Light Colour Temperature Essentials

Posted by Joe Lightman on Feb 25, 2016 11:22 AM

Colour temperature has to be one of the more counter intuitive aspects of understanding the nuances of lighting. Its purpose is to gives us a way to talk about the colour characteristics of light.  The terminology used to describe colour temperature is what makes it confusing to the layperson.  Colour temperature actually has nothing to do with the heat emitted from the lamp, but rather refers to the appearance of the light.

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Topics: Lighting Essentials, Color Temperature