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Best Color Temperature for Gaming

The professional gaming room is not only about being well-equipped, but also very much focused on the right light, especially, the right color temperature for gaming. If you’re looking for a place to play video games in a futuristic and technical setting, look no further than gaming rooms. 

Game players want to be immersed in the game’s world and experience its mood while they play. The use of RGB colored light in lighting design applications is best for generating a cool ambiance. Cool colors like blue, green, and purple should be used when creating a cool vibe. And if you look at the luminaires, you’ll see that gaming rooms tend to be decorated with a lot of light strips. This is because light strips’ linear impact might amplify the feeling of modernity. In addition, to establish the gaming vibe, we have to know what kind of color temperature is right for us.   

What is the Fact about Color Temperature?

Color temperature (in Kelvin, i.e., K) of a light source is the absolute temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of a color comparable to that of the light source. How is the color temperature of a particular light source specified?

In practice, if a standard blackbody is heated from absolute zero (-273°C, i.e., 0 K), when the temperature rises to a certain level, the color starts to change gradually from deep red – light red – orange red – white to blue. In this process, when a light source and a blackbody present the same color at a temperature, we refer to the absolute temperature of the blackbody as the color temperature of the light source. Whether it comes to nature or home environment, different color temperatures will trigger different sensations.

The Best Color Temperature for Gaming Rooms

best color temperature for gaming

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4500K-5000K

For less comfortable spaces like the office, game room, or exercise room, we need to chill it down a little and utilize 4500K. This will make the rooms look brighter and alert the residents. Although, if you don’t like 4500K, there’s nothing wrong with utilizing 5000K instead.

Other Factors to Consider for Gaming Room’s Color Temperature 

There are certain essential lighting considerations for the gaming area. The first factor to know is that the game room lighting of any kind should be the color temperature in proportion to the screen temperature. If your gaming system is old-school, with a black screen and little light created, you should avoid utilizing whiter tones of color temperature since the contrast will be too stark for the eyes to easily acclimate to. When deciding on color temperature, keep the color temperature of the displays in mind. Another crucial element to consider, for example, is decreasing glare on screens. Whether you have an arcade-style gaming system or a home setup with a bigger screen monitor with your preferred game system connected, the issue of glare must be addressed. You want to avoid having a lighting arrangement that has too much direct light directed at the displays. You should also think about adding diffusers to the lights in this area to assist prevent glare.

Best Colored Lights for Gaming 

A LED or a CFL (compact fluorescent bulb) with a daylight white temperature is the best option. LED and CFL lights are available in a variety of color temperatures. 

When purchasing an LED or CFL, consider the range of light that each bulb can provide. Many lights may give a range of temperatures, and smart LEDs can be programmed to alter over time to simulate the natural shift of light throughout the day. Some individuals argue that LEDs are too clinical in appearance and aren’t as warm as incandescent lights, but if you need to work (or play games) for lengthy periods of time, they can assist keep you attentive and focused. 

You may use an indirect light source when arranging your lights. To prevent glare and shadows, bounce the light against a wall. 

Finally, while fluorescent lights are ubiquitous in offices, they will cause you a headache if you gaze at them for too long.

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Hassan Usmani

Yeelight Tech Expert & Blogger

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