Aftermarket Lighting – Colour Temperature Explained

So a lot can be talked about with Colour Temperature these days, with a huge range of LED, HID and Halogen lighting available online, oftentimes with colour temperatures explained in K or Kelvin.

But what does this mean for you?

Well, the Human Eye is adjusted to Daylight, we are a primarily Diurnal creature, that means we are used to running around in the daylight, meaning that any light that is shifted closer to natural sunlight, the better for our eyes, reducing eye strain, and reducing fatigue.

Colour Temperature is very important when looking to find the perfect lights for your eyes, if the Temperature is too low, it can lead to squinting, difficulty focusing, and high fatigure.

Conversely, too high a Colour Temperature can lead to dazzling, difficulty defining objects that you are seeing, and again, higher fatigue. So finding a Colour Temperature as close to natural daylight as possible is what you aim for.

Here is a good chart showing color temperature:

Kelvin Color Temperature Scale Courtesy:

You will often hear of these lights termed with names such as “Cool White” or “Day White” or “Warm Yellow”

These names can often be used to make the lights seem more appealing, without the manufacturer disclosing the actual color, and whilst the below image is not an absolute perfect example of the lighting colors and that there can be variances by manufacturer with exactly what they call it, this is nevertheless a good example.

Example of Color Temperature vs. Color Name – Courtesy

Here at 4WD DIY we sell both Night Armour and Livid Performance LED Lights, with which we can verify that the color temperatures listed on the product pages are accurate to what you will see with the naked eye.

As you can see from the above charts, anything between around the 4,800K to the 6,000K range is the very best lighting you can have on your eyes to reduce fatigue and ensure that your eyes can pick up any hazards on the road ahead.

So checkout our range of products below to learn more:

  • Livid Navigator Mk. 2 LED Light Bar

    More refined. Greater performance.

    The iconic Navigator Mk2 just became more exciting. Designed and built by our legendary Peak Lighting heritage, the Mk2 Navigator is more reliable and durable. Millions of oscillation tests, thousands of hours testing and hundreds of variations crowns the Navigator with a lifetime warranty.

    Please note that Elliptical Beams are a custom order item and may take up to 8 weeks for manufacture before shipping.

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  • Livid XPlorer LED Spotlights

    There is only one Xplorer.

    The Xplorer LED Driving Light delivers state of the art technology, superb driving dynamics in a unique, compact design. The Xplorer distills the HyperDrive leadership, continuing the pedigree of refinement, performance, and precision expected from a World Class LED Driving Light.

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  • Summit LED Headlight Bulbs

    The most important of all lighting, your headlights should be able to alert of you of oncoming hazards with total clarity and confidence. The Night Armour Summit LED Headlight Bulbs allow for seamless ‘Plug ‘n’ Play’ installation.

    $149.00$169.00 incl. GST
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  • Synergy LED Driving Light

    The Night Armour Synergy LED Driving Light instil all the latest technology, at an affordable price. Designed to make light work of the night drive ahead, the all-new Synergy LED Driving Light projects light over 800m ahead. Vision on command, the Synergy offers instant 5400 Kelvin light, allowing you sit back and relax.

    $635.00 incl. GST

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  • Velocity Lightbar

    Adventure Feeds The Soul

    The Velocity Lightbar by Night Armour is the cutting edge in modern Lightbar Technology at an affordable price!

    Available in Single and Double Row Straight, and also Double Row Curved, the Velocity allows you to feed the soul no matter how far you need to go!

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    $139.00$399.00 incl. GST
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