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Picking the Right Color Temperature

When buying LED downlights or any other type of light, it’s important to consider color temperature. This is always expressed in degrees of “Kelvin” and abbreviated to “K”. The higher the figure is in Kelvin, the cooler the light will be. For example, a 2700K bulb or LED emits a warm white light with a yellow/orange bias, while a 4000K light source emits a cooler white light with a blue bias. In between the ranges of 5,000 to 6,500K, the light is usually described as “daylight” in color.

IP Ratings and Bathroom Zones

All light fittings have an IP rating, whether they are elaborate chandeliers, wall sconces, garden lights or LED downlights. You might well ask: what is an IP rating?

The IP rating defines how effectively electrical enclosures are sealed against ingress of solid objects and water. It is expressed with two digits, each of which corresponds to a particular level of ingress protection (IP).