Jon Milne, of High Voltage,
on how to use different
LED lighting temperatures
in the home

LED lights give off three different qualities of light: warm white, cool white and daylight. Many people are unclear about the best use for each.

Warm white   This is a yellow-coloured light – the LED equivalent of tungsten lighting. It’s soft, so is best suited to living rooms and bedrooms.

Cool white   This is brighter, and is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and hallways.

Daylight lighting    This is best avoided in the home. It’s harsh and cold and can bring on headaches. It’s meant for professionals who need to match colours, such as designers, printers and photographers.

LEDs offer different light-temperatures, and picking the right products for the right room is important.