Warm White, Neutral White, Cool White, Daylight - What is the difference?

One of the reasons why our customers choose to buy from us is our wide variety of different colour temperatures in any LED light bulb they need. However, with so many different options, sometimes people need a helping hand to explain what the differences are between the different colour temperatures. So today, thats what I'm going to do! But don't worry, we're always here toll free just in case you need that human conversation just to make sure you're ordering the right one.

Warm White

Warm White is the range of colour temperatures that range between 2400K - 3500K. The Warm White colour tone produces a yellow colour we all know incandescent light bulbs to have. However, 2400K compared to 3500K are different light colours. 3500K is getting close to the 4000K colour temperature which we refer to as Neutral White, but is also known as Cool White in traditional lighting terms for fluorescent light bulbs.

Neutral White (a.k.a. "Cool White")

"Traditionally", Neutral White is known as, "Cool White". Cool White is used to reference light bulbs or lamps such as fluorescent and CFL lamps that have the colour temperature of between 3800K - 4500K. However, with LED lighting, this colour temperature range is referred to as Neutral White. Neutral White produces a white, white colour. So, Neutral White is not yellow and not blue, but white.

Cool White (a.k.a. "Daylight")

As with Neutral White, Cool White also has a more traditional, more commonly known name to describe colour temperatures between 5000K - 6000K. This colour temperature produces a blueish colour tone that some refer to the colour of the sky on a summer day. In light bulbs, its the brightest colour tempeature available, produces the most lumens, but it doesn't produce the most eye-pleasing colour.