CCT (Correlated Colour Temperature) Downlights - Allows you to Choose the Colour White Which Suits Your Space
Change, we are told we need to embrace it, try new things, be adventurous or improve ourselves. Well, that is all well and good but we will stick to changing your light, or more accurately the colour of your light.
The sky is blue, except when it is not! The colour of the sky is dependent on sunlight and how it is dispersed when it comes through our atmosphere. Most people think of the sun as yellow, but its light is a vast spectrum of light (some of which is invisible to us).
Colour temperature switchable downlights use some really clever tech to give you something simple. In your space, you can choose the colour white you would like. It can be…
Very warm as warm as an old filament lamp, or the sun as it sets on a summer’s day
Soft warm boosting the earthy colours of your surroundings
Neutral not adding anything, and not taking anything away, just white light
Cool white a light that can look harsh at night but works well in places that have a lot of natural light during the day
Daylight a very cool white that many would call blue, it’s not, but your eyes will see a bluish hue.
More information on CCT lighting is at the foot of this page.
As little as ten years ago this technology did not exist. Lighting designers would have given their right arm to light a space and offer their clients any shade of white light they wanted but this was only possibly achieved with filters and films. Changing the colour was a dream, today it can be delivered to your home with a flick of a switch or a prod on a touchscreen.
How does it work? Well, you don’t really need to know, but a plethora of routes have been taken and the most popular (especially in smaller LED fixtures) are 2 in 1 chip. Primarily inside the LED fixtures is a LED chip, inside that LED chip there will be at least two LED Emitting Diodes, one emits light high on the “white” spectrum and one low on the spectrum. Just like your television adjusting the power to the two diodes alters the light.
So that’s the basics, what varies is how the package comes, how it is controlled and what colours are offered.
Most of the products in this category have switches, some have a switch and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capability. And one or two only can be altered by your smartphone.
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