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Kelvin Temps (When purchasing lights)

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Sep 14, 2007 05:38 |  #1

Here are what those Kelvin (K) temperatures pan out to in real world lighting.....

* 1600 K: sunrise and sunset
* 1800 K: a candle
* 2800 K: tungsten lamp (ordinary household bulb)
* 3200 K: studio lamps, photofloods,
* 5000 K: A designation of D50 stands for "Daylight 5000K" and is the most common standard for professional light booths for photography, graphic arts, and other purposes.
* 5200 K: bright midday sun.
* 5500 K: average daylight, electronic flash.
* 6000 K: lightly overcast sky
* 6500 K: heavily overcast sky
* 8000 K: hazy sky
* 20000 K: deep blue clear sky

Hope this helps...


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Sep 14, 2007 05:49 |  #2

Nice thanks man :)

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