2700K VS 3000K for Bathroom and Living Room

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Table of contents

1. What is color temperature?

2. 2700k color temperature

3. 3000k color temperature

4. What is the difference between 2700k and 3000k

5. Consider the CRI (Color Rendering Index )

6. Notice about blue light

7. Conclusion

Lighting is a very important part of interior design, there are all kinds of different light fixtures to choose from, but not every light is the same color, white light is our first choice, below we will discuss the difference between 2700k and 3000k light to help you do make a more suitable choice.

To help you decide which light is best for your needs, we've covered the differences between the two and how they compare!

What is color temperature?

Color temperature is a characteristic of light, referring to the color of the light, more precisely its shade of white. It is mainly used as a numerical system for measuring the color spectrum from warm to cool colors. It is measured in degrees Kelvin (K), with higher numbers corresponding to bluer or "cooler" tones and lower numbers to yellow, "warmer" tones.

What is color temperature?

2700k color temperature

1. What is 2700k color temperature?

2700K white light starts with an incandescent light bulb, and when turned on, the filament inside heats up to the point where over 80% of the energy is heat and 20% becomes light. This filament has a heat of 2700 Kelvin, which is why they are rated at 2700K.

2. When to use 2700k(Warm White LED Light)

  • 2700k color temperature is often used in the following places:

  • Watch TV can make us relax

  • bedroom

  • Lounge

  • Living space

  • Dining room

  • Reading which is usually more suitable for warm light.

  • Materials that already have warm tones, such as some woods and fabrics

3000k color temperature

1.What is 3000k color temperature?

3000K warm light has become more and more popular with the creation of low pressure lighting that surrounds tungsten filaments with halogen gas. The heat interacts with the gas to emit light at about 3000K, which is a slightly whiter light with a cooler tint that can make colors appear sharper and more realistic at this temperature.

2.When to use 3000k?

  • 3000k color temperature is often used in the following places:

  • Seating and bedrooms

  • Kitchen

  • Restaurants

  • Cafe shop

  • Bathroom

  • Bars

  • Lounges

  • Materials that reflect cool-colored surfaces, such as tiles and glass.

What is the difference between 2700k and 3000k

While we can see differences between the 2700K and 3000K lights, those differences aren't huge. 2700K is the warmer of the two. It is very close to incandescent light. Both can be considered warm light. On the Kelvin scale, the 2700K has more of a yellow or red tint, while the 3000K has a slightly whiter tint. Therefore, we can choose suitable lights according to the specific lighting environment.

2700k or 3000k for Room

2700k or 3000k for  Room

If you want to create a cozy atmosphere in your bedroom, the ideal lighting fixture is a warm light fixture. Both 2700K and 3000K are warm white. You can choose any to complement wooden furniture and earthy tones. However, compared with 3000k, the color temperature of 2700k is more suitable for use in the room. Its color temperature is a little warmer and more yellow, which makes people more comfortable.

2700k VS 3000k for Kitchen

2700k VS 3000k for Kitchen

The kitchen is a multifunctional space that can combine two color temperatures and use them to enhance the functionality of the illuminated area. For example, you can use 2700K LED bulbs for ambient lighting and 3000K LED strips for under-cabinet installation.

Generally, when the kitchen is not a large open space, a cool warm white of 3000K is preferable as it has a more task-oriented feel.

When being part of a larger space, the 2700K light will be the first choice as it ensures a comfortable and relaxing ambiance.

2700k VS 3000k for Bathroom

2700k VS 3000k for Bathroom

The ideal color temperature for bathrooms is between 3000K and 4000K. These can also be referred to as the cool white warm white differences.

For most people, the 2700K color temperature is too yellow and not bright enough for a bathroom environment.

After all, we want our bathrooms to look more bright, clean and fresh. In order to achieve this feeling, it is best to use a color temperature with cool tones.

2700k or 3000k for living room

2700k or 3000k for living room

Generally speaking, 2700K or 3000K are suitable for living room. Pay attention to factors such as the overall decoration of the living room such as wall color, cabinet color and natural light.

Since 3000K, especially 2700K, is more suitable for earth tones and wood grains, it will be more suitable for warmer light color temperature.

These two color temperatures work best in a traditional or transitional living room. If your living room is more modern, a cooler temperature of 3500K to 4800K is recommended. Of course, this also depends on each one preference.

2700k VS 3000k for corridor

2700k VS 3000k for corridor

Compared to 3000k white light, 2700K warm white is more suitable for corridors.

Warm lighting creates a cosy and homey feel that will make you want to go home immediately after get off work to relax, sit on the sofa and watch TV, or have dinner with the family in the living room!

The cool color of 3000K white light is more task-oriented, so it is suitable for reading in the bedroom at night or when you need to focus on one thing.

2700k VS 3000k for office

2700k VS 3000k for office

Generally speaking, warmer yellow or orange lights tend to be better for relaxation, while cooler blue and white lights are better for work and concentration. Therefore, 3000k white light is more suitable for places where concentration is required, such as an office. Cooler blue and white lights allow you to see more clearly when you are at work, increasing your productivity.

2700k VS 3000k for outdoor space

2700k VS 3000k for outdoor space

2700k warm white LED lighting is perfect for outdoor spaces such as outdoor facade lighting and landscape lighting as it creates a cozy and homey feel that makes you want to chat with friends and family under the garden lawn or take a walk in the wind on summer evenings.

While the cooler 3000K bright light can increase productivity, the 3000k is perfect if you need intense concentration outdoors, such as mowing the lawn or painting.

Consider the CRI (Color Rendering Index )

The use of CRI or Color Rendering Index is an important factor when making light color temperature choices.

Why? The CRI is a score of up to 100 that measures the appearance of color under a light source compared to sunlight. With higher CRI values (90+), you can visually see the difference in color.

For example, yellow bananas and red apples in a fruit store appear yellower and redder when using high CRI quality lamps.

Therefore, different lighting makes a differencein color rendering indices. It is necessary to select the appropriate light color temperature according to the specific lighting environment to achieve the best lighting effect.

Consider the CRI (Color Rendering Index )

Notice about blue light

1. What is blue light?

Blue light is our name for the visible spectrum that exists in the 420 to 480 nm range, which means it is spectrally very close to the invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. Blue light is a short-wavelength, high-intensity light that can be harmful as well as beneficial.

When you spend a lot of time looking at a screen, your eyes are exposed to unusual amounts of blue light. Studies have shown that this can disrupt your sleep/wake cycle and lead to sleep deprivation.

On top of that, the intense concentration required to look at a screen - especially the "micro-internet" on your phone - can lead to digital eyestrain.

What is blue light?

2. Here are some tips to be aware of about blue light

1. When outdoors, wear sunglasses with high-quality lenses that block 99% to 100% of UV radiation.

2.Wear blue light blocking glasses when using mobile phones, tablets and computers

3.Practice the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes or so, stop what you're doing on the screen and give your eyes a break.

3.Eating more vegetables and fruits, especially blueberries, is good for protecting our eyes.


  • 2700K is warm and 3000K is cold.

  • 2700K led light is also called Soft White and 3000K is sometimes called Warm White.

  • 2700K light is suitable for a cozy and warm atmosphere, and 3000K light is more suitable for places where concentration or tasks are required.

  • The 3000K is a better choice for bouncing light from hidden LED linear lines and lattice lighting as it illuminates and reflects white surfaces more efficiently.

  • Lighting choices should be based on the feel and atmosphere you want to achieve in the space, not just color temperature or CRI values.

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