The Best Color Temperature For Houston Outdoor Lighting Pt 2

How To Identify The Best Color Temperature For Various Applications In Houston

1. Display Elements

Do you have a stone fountain, stonework, or beautiful statues in your garden and looking for the perfect lighting for the same? A 2000k to 3000k color spectrum will produce a much better shade for the garden. The stone surface will absorb the warmer temperature leaving your garden more vibrant at night. The warm color temperature combines well with the settled-cooler stone producing even better results. We, however, don’t recommend choosing cooler light temperatures (4600k – 6500k), for these will create an unsettling and ghostly look to the stone surfaces. The cooler color temperatures may, however, prove effective if looking to produce a haunted vibe, especially for Halloween.

3. Entertainment & Outdoor Living Areas

Entertainment and outdoor living spaces ought to have a calm and relaxing vibe to enable your guests to sit back and relax. Warmer LED lights (2000K – 3000k) are this recommended for this application. The warmer tones produce just enough light for the space, and don’t hurt your eyes at all. Think of how the firepit illuminates the area around. The fire’s warm glow is relaxing to look at, hence the perfect temperature for outdoor and entertainment purposes.

4. Garden Lighting

The garden is one of the few places at home you want the lighting to be spot-on. Sticking to the cooler but vibrant light color (3000K – 4000K) will help produce and even amplify the plant’s natural colors and features. These LEDs help produce and amplify the plants’ vibrancy in the garden, hence the perfect choice if looking to show your garden off.

The Outdoor Lighting Design Experts

The world of color temperature is quite vast, with a wide range of beautiful and exciting options to choose from for your outdoor spaces. This can, however, be confusing and even produce undesired results if not done correctly, one of the reasons you should consider hiring an outdoor lighting design specialist. We at Robert Huff Landscape Illumination understand all your needs and ready to give your outdoor lighting an upgrade. We offer a wide range of lighting solutions to leave your neighbors envious. Call us today for more information and to book an appointment.

Robert Huff Outdoor Lighting: Houston’s Premier Landscape Lighting Experts

With more than 30 years’ worth of experience in Houston’s landscape lighting industry, we offer both commercial and home outdoor lighting solutions for all in Houston. We are a fully licensed and insured company in Houston willing to work hand-in-hand with you to produce the best results you ever wished for. Our team of highly trained and friendly experts will strive to provide you with a custom lighting design that is aesthetically pleasing and functional, and at an affordable rate. We will transform your ordinary outdoor space into a majestic one. Feel free to call us or contact us today! Click here for the first article of this series.

The Best Color Temperature For Houston Outdoor Lighting Pt 1

Tips For Choosing The Right Color Temperature For Landscape Lighting In Houston

Outdoor lighting is commonly used to help improve safety, aesthetics, and overall look and feel of the outdoor living space in your home. While any light bulb might seem ideal for outdoor lighting, certain color temperatures produce a much better effect than others. Knowing exactly what LED color temperature to use in the pool area, the outdoor entertainment center, the walkways, driveway, and garden will go a long way in producing the best effects and results. How can you tell between various color temperatures? You may ask. This article outlines the various LED color temperatures on the market today (courtesy of Robert Huff Landscape Illumination) and how to find the perfect color for your specific application.

Color Temperature: Definition

Color temperature can also be defined as the shade/color light bulbs give off when turned on. The shade is measured in K (degree Kelvin), with the highest degree Kelvin producing cooler temperatures and the lower Kelvin number producing a warmer light. The color temperature of your bulb thus determines if it’s ideal for a certain setup or not. Here is an outline of the various LED color temperatures:

1. 2000k – 3000k: This range produces a comfortable, warm white light, ideal for intimate and calming atmospheres. LED bulbs within this color temperature are best used for outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, and decorative lighting outdoors.

2. 3100k – 4500k: This color range produces a vibrant and bright cool white light. It is thus ideal for chasing shadows to provide a clear view of everything around the space. LEDs within this spectrum are thus recommended for areas requiring perfect lightings such as outdoor workshops, sheds, stairs, and even work areas. This color shade is known to encourage individual alertness while in these spaces.

3. 4600 – 6500k: This color range produces a crisp, clear shade, almost the same as the natural moon or daylight. Thus, it is the perfect choice for accent lighting, especially around garages, water decorations, swimming pools, and security lighting. These LEDs shine brightly, improving one’s central focal point as well as bring out attention to detail.

Unliked trained and experienced eyes, identifying the best color shade for various lighting applications can be daunting. For this reason, many people struggle to understand or even choose the best temperature color for their outdoor applications. Most individuals don’t know how the LED bulbs will perform until they are installed and tested for the first time. However, a trained eye will tell how the lighting temperature will be even before choosing a light bulb. It is thus, for this reason, experts at Robert Huff Landscape Illumination have decided to share a few tips to guide in choosing the right light for various applications.

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