Low Voltage Lighting 101

When our customers are in the market for Low Voltage LED Post Caps, we strive to bring them the largest variety of styles, colors and lighting options around. However due to the massive amount of post caps we have to offer, this can easily become an overwhelming and hard to understand buying process. In order to simplify the process and keep our customers more informed about every aspect of what they are shopping for, we have made a Low Voltage Post Cap Lighting Guide designed to display the incredible lighting options available to ensure absolute customer satisfaction.

*The Cape May Low Voltage Post Cap Series is shown below, however we carry many different styles and options of Low Voltage Post Caps and Accessories.


Cape May Low Voltage Post Caps - 5000 Kelvin


 

Cape May Low Voltage Post Caps - 3000 Kelvin


 

Understanding Color Temperature:

Color temperature is a way of describing the appearance of light provided by a light bulb and is scientifically measured in degrees of Kelvin (K) on a scale from 1,000 to 10,000. Kelvin ratings are frequently found listed with the information provided about low energy fluorescent lamps and LED lamps and are meant to be a universal measurement of the warmth or coolness characteristics of a specific light source. Depending on the location and environment that the light emitted from the post cap will be used for, it is important to know what color temperature and Kelvin Rating will achieve the desired ambiance provided.


Understanding Kelvin Ratings:

Because of how common the usage of different color temperatures and tones have become, it is safe to assume that our customers are somewhat familiar with the differences between "warmer" and "cooler" lighting, however when breaking down the science of the LED light sources found in our post caps, an important aspect to know and recognize is that these are based on the Kelvin Rating system of measure. All of our Low Voltage Post Caps are offered in either 3000K or 5000K lighting temperature options, with the "warmer" color temperature being the 3000K and the "cooler" color temperature being the 5000K.
Refer to the chart below for a better understanding of the full spectrum of the scale.

Kelvin Scale

If you are still unsure about which color temperature is right for your specific application, our professionals are always available to help you make the right decisions. Reach out to us by phone at (800) 878-7829 or by emailing us at

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