What Is Best LED Headlight Color?
Apr 10,2019 Eric
First, let us learn something about the color temperature, the Kelvin.
3000K = YELLOW
Pure Yellow light emission commonly found in halogens.
4300K = WARM WHITE
Yellowish-white emission similar to dim white light.
5000K = NATURAL WHITE
Pure white light emission. Simulates natural light
6000K = COOL WHITE
Pure White light emission with a bit of blue.
8000K = BLUE LIGHT
A bluish-white light emission with more blue percentage.
10000K = BLUE
Dark Blue light bordering on violet.
In conclusion, with the Kelvin increasing, the light changes from yellow to blue.
For 3000K yellow light, it only warns of a greater range of safety, reminding pedestrians or vehicles farther away that there are active objects or pedestrians at the source of the light. But for those in close, it cannot be seen very clearly. So yellow light mostly use in fog lamp, turn light, tail light.
6000K white light is the most acceptable light for the human eyes. Its chromatogram is in the color temperature from white to blue, which is easy to accept by people and will not cause to fatigue, therefore it can improves the safety of driving.
For 8000K blue light, it provides obvious difference in light color; the slight hue of blue in 8000k bulbs looks awesome, where warmer color temperatures do not offer that. However, nighttime visibility degrades substantially as the light goes into the blue spectrum. You may unable to move when at night or rainy day because you cannot see the surrounding clearly.
For driving safety, CARSON LED headlight factory suggested choosing LED headlight color from 4300K-6000K. Safety always the most important, do not only for “cool” or for “special”, choosing LED headlight blue or red but cannot see the road.