Preferred mired (colour temperature)?

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Preferred mired (colour temperature)?
<100 (>10000K)
4% (1 vote)
125 (8000K)
0% (0 votes)
150 (6700K)
0% (0 votes)
175 (5700K)
0% (0 votes)
200 (5000K)
11% (3 votes)
225 (4400K)
19% (5 votes)
250 (4000K)
37% (10 votes)
275 (3600K)
7% (2 votes)
300 (3300K)
4% (1 vote)
325 (3100K)
0% (0 votes)
350 (2900K)
0% (0 votes)
375 (2700K)
15% (4 votes)
>400 (<2500K)
4% (1 vote)
Total votes: 27
Edited by: Azirine on 03/01/2022 - 21:35
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I fail to understand what those non K numbers mean.

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Bort wrote:
I fail to understand what those non K numbers mean.

Apparently mired = 1e6 / T
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Why use mired for a poll when a lot of those mired choices don’t correspond to the available emitter choices.

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Verodin wrote:
Why use mired for a poll when a lot of those mired choices don’t correspond to the available emitter choices.

What does mired mean?

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Bort wrote:

What does mired mean?

As far as I know it’s a more specific/dedicated unit for colour temperature. But I just find it confusing.
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Verodin wrote:
Why use mired for a poll when a lot of those mired choices don’t correspond to the available emitter choices.

Emitter CCT ratings are not very accurate; there can be a lot of variation.

Unlike CCT, mireds are visually linear. A 25 mired shift always corresponds to the same amount of colour shift. A 500K difference, however, is larger at low CCTs and smaller at high CCTs.

Verodin wrote:
As far as I know it’s a more specific/dedicated unit for colour temperature. But I just find it confusing.

The formula to go from Kelvin to mired is very simple — mired equals 1 million over temperature in Kelvin.

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I have absolutely no idea. I haven’t even seen those all and really without side by side comparison it’s impossible to say. Still I say high CRI 4000-4500k.

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My preferred mired is between 175 & 225.
Sometimes a 250 mired is acceptable to me.

175 (5700K) – 200 (5000K) – 225 (4400K)

250 (4000K)

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Verodin wrote:
Bort wrote:

What does mired mean?

As far as I know it’s a more specific/dedicated unit for colour temperature. But I just find it confusing.

Who knows.

But to answer the thread here are my preferences:

Indoor room lighting 3000K
Under cabinet lighting 4000K
Washroom 5000K
Car Headlights 3500K
Flashlight 5000K

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Azirine wrote:
Emitter CCT ratings are not very accurate; there can be a lot of variation.

Very true, but also very hard to know what value you’re actually dealing with then.

Azirine wrote:
Unlike CCT, mireds are visually linear. A 25 mired shift always corresponds to the same amount of colour shift. A 500K difference, however, is larger at low CCTs and smaller at high CCTs.

I learned something new today, thank you Smile

These days I’m mostly preferring 300 mired. Used to be higher though. And who knows how this will be a year from now. It changes the more I play with different CCTs.

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I love 4000k. It’s white enough while still being perceptibly warm.