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LED Lighting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) — color temperature

Does a Higher Color Temperature (Kelvin) Bulb Produce More Light?

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When shopping for LED bulbs, the color temperature of the light, rated in Kelvin, is a frequently cited specification. Shoppers are often confused if buying a higher Kelvin bulb will produce more light. As we described in our Lumens vs. Kelvin FAQ, Lumens are a measurement of total light output while Kelvin describes the color of the light. LED bulbs of a higher Kelvin may appear brighter due to the higher contrast the cooler light provides but often are equal or just slightly brighter on a Lumens measurement. Ultimately, the choice in color temperature should be made on the basis...

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