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Neutral White LED Strips 4000K-5000K

Neutral white 4000K and 5000K LED strip lights

4000K or 5000K LED strip lights emit white light with the color temperature of 4000 to 5000 Kelvin. They are also called neutral white LED strips, as 4000K and 5000K are considered the midpoint between warm white and cool white. They are not as yellowish as warm white LED strips, and not as bright as cool white strips. Neutral white LED strip lights create an "objective" atmosphere. It shows various factual details of the illuminated object, without decoration.

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The advantage of neutral white LED strips is that the brightness of white is more compromised. It is the intermediate white in three common types of white. If you don't like the roughness and pressure of cool white, but also want to avoid excessive yellow and "laziness" in warm white, 4000K or 5000K LED strip is right for you. It is a brighter white light that shows more detail than warm white light.

Note:For LED lighting, the color temperature range of 4000K to 5000K is called neutral white. But traditionally neutral white is called "cool white" and is used for reference bulbs or lamps, such as fluorescent and CFL lamps, whose color temperature is also between 4000K and 5000K.

4000K vs 5000K

Living room 4000K LED cove lighting
Living room 4000K LED cove lighting

Hallway 5000K LED cove lighting
Hallway 5000K LED cove lighting

4000K LED strip light is white light, showing a little yellowish, but not as yellow as warm white. 4000K looks more pure and transparent than 2700K or 3000K. Compared with 5000K, 4000K is softer. 5000K LED strip light is brighter and more brittle than 4000K. But 5000K is not as bright as 6500K.

Both 4000K and 5000K LED strip lights are less intense and brittle in the brightness than 6500K. Compared to 6500K light, they provide softer and less reflective light for those who are sensitive to bright light. As a result, they don't cause eye strain for extended use.

This is also important to people to whom bright white light causes uncomfortable pressure, because different people have different tolerance with bright light. They cannot stay in bright white for extended time. Standard neutral white light with 4000K and 5000K color temperature is preferred for them.

Application of neutral white LED strips

Retail shop lighting

The choice of retail shop lighting depends on the merchandise being displayed, the tone of the store, the shopping mood to be created, and the location of the store. Since neutral white light is close to natural white, it can clearly show inconspicuous contrast.

Some retail stores, showrooms, and interior design art studios require softer but clear and bright light to display the details and natural colors of objects. 4000K neutral white LED strip lights are a good choice.

For exquisite products such as fashion, watches and jewelry, you want to show your customers the beautiful details and original gorgeous colors of the products. You don't want your products to lack gloss, sheen, or saturation due to poor selection of display lights.

In this case, you can choose neutral 4000K LED strip light with high CRI for general lighting to create a comfortable shopping atmosphere, and use 6500K cool white strip light for display lighting to highlight the details and colors of the exhibits. You can find these essential display lighting in our high CRI LED strip lights series.

Offices and classrooms

4,000K light is clearer than warm white. It does not give the cozy or lazy feeling as warm white light does. 4000K or 5000K LED strip lighting is bright enough for reading and working, so it is traditionally a common choice in offices and schools.

Home lighting: bathroom, kitchen, dining room and hobby room

For home use, neutral white 4000K or 5000K LED strip light is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and hobby rooms. This is determined by the feature of 4000K or 5000K light that reveals factual details. In other words, no matter what activities the lighting should support, you can use a neutral white light strip without worrying about errors.

Use 4000K LED strips for the dining room. When dining with family or guests, we don't want the lights to be too bright and annoying. We certainly don't want it to become so dim that we doze off. In addition to the soft white, the neutral white 4000K strip lighting used in the restaurant is also the perfect atmosphere for the diners to enjoy the food, because under neutral white light, the food appears attractive in color and the food looks more delicious.

Neutral white LED strips are also often used to neutralize cool color schemes, such as kitchens that contain large amounts of stainless steel. It is closer to natural light, so it is often used on the outside of buildings. When used for winter decoration, this kind of lighting is also very beautiful, adding a light warm color and soft white in the cold, reducing the freezing and sharp atmosphere in winter.

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