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Warm, Natural or Pure White?

What's the difference between Warm, Natural, Pure and Cool White?

Unlike halogen bulbs, LEDs offer a choice of light colour. With white light there is a choice between warm white, natural White, pure white and cool white. These different light shades are assigned Kelvin ratings. A low kelvin rating is assigned to warmer shades of light, a higher rating denotes a cooler shade of light.

led colour chart warm to cool white

Warm White has a warm glow with a slightly yellow tint producing a similar light to that produced by halogen bulbs. Natural white is a little cleaner in appearance with just a hint of warmth. Pure White is a plain white without any warmth. Cool white produces a light similar to daylight, with a slightly blue tint. Some people like the cool white, while others like the more traditional warm white; it's a personal choice.

led strip light colour options warm, natural, pure, cool white

We recommend our Warm White bulbs and LED strips if you want to replace your old halogen bulbs and switch to LED while keeping a similar light shade. If you prefer a modern clean look, the cooler shades of white may be a good option.

It's also worth noting that the higher the kelvin rating of the bulb, the more light it produces (but only slightly). This is because the Cooler white LEDs require less yellow phosphor coating in converting the original cool colour light of the LED to a warmer shade of white.