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Need to Know about Color Temperature on LED Automotive Headlights

Color temperature refers to the condition of the output of light in automotive.It can either be described in terms of coolness or warmth.It is measured in Kelvins. The modern LED lights are designed to accommodate an output ranging between a 100 to 10000K. On the other side HID lights range from 6000 to 10000 Kelvins. This does not necessarily mean that brighter light outputs equates to higher color temperatures. On the contrary the higher the color the more distraction it becomes. It’s all dependent on respective technology used. Light developers are very creative with limiting color temperatures to conform to normal human eye needs. LEDs color temperatures can be set accordingly to add exclusive value to consumers unlike is the case with halogen and xenon/HID lights.


Light performance


Yellow light is the commonly found in Halogen lamps. Yellow light is suitable for bad climate because it can cut through air moisture as compared to white light. It is perfect for conditions involving fog, snow, rain and storms thus it has the best visibility.



The light produces amber color and mostly this kind of warm color is used for turning signal light.



This range of color temperature is very common with many users. Headlights within 6000 to 6300K appear whiter than those that exceed the level. They are more usable and convenient for road users since they do not have yellowish or extreme blue that can detract other drivers on the road. What BROSintl® offer in shop.brosled.com for car headlights are with 6000K LED bulbs.6000K is the best color temperature spectrum the human eyes were made to detect and the best color for night driving.



At this temperature the yellowish color will diminish to produce an excellent or crystal whitish color. It’s recommendable especially for experienced drivers since it falls within the right light brackets.



At 7000K a blue tint starts appearing in place of the white light. It may appear very bluish depending on the quality of the bulbs.


Anything higher than 6000K is only used for aesthetic purposes. Bluish light is not recommended for road use due to intense glare and decreased visibility. Over 6000K lights are customized as car show cosmetics.

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