nounAstronomy & Physics
The temperature at which a black body would emit radiation of the same colour as a given object.
- Most incandescent lamps operate with a color temperature of approximately 2900 degrees Kelvin.
- To achieve a lower color temperature - for example, to create lamps that mimic the color temperature of incandescent light sources - we need to develop a phosphor that emits more strongly in the red region of the spectrum.
- A bulb's wavelength, as determined by its color temperature, can also play odd tricks on the eye.
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