color temperature


: the temperature at which a blackbody emits radiant energy competent to evoke a color the same as that evoked by radiant energy from a given source (such as a lamp)

Examples of color temperature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The truth is that color temperature is just one aspect of how our phone light is stimulating our brains. Edward Vega, Vox, 20 May 2024 The flexible light hangs around your neck and has three color temperature settings for adapting to the ambient lighting even at night and six brightness levels. Antonio G. Di Benedetto, The Verge, 11 June 2024 Alexa voice commands to turn the fan and the light on and off, adjust the color temperature, and adjust the fan speed all worked perfectly. PCMAG, 15 May 2024 The lamp is dimmable, has a maximum brightness of 2,400 lumens, and offers white color temperature adjustments from 2700K (warm and yellow) to 6500K (cool and blue). PCMAG, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for color temperature 

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of color temperature was in 1916

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“Color temperature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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