Hi, I'm learning photography and I learned that the color temperature of Candle light is about 1850K. However if the temperature of a candle light was 1850K I think it would burn you up, so my question is. What is the difference between Color temperature and temperature of an object? why does the candle light give off a color temperature of 1850K if it's not its real temperature? I know this: The color temperature is the color a black body would give off at a specific temperature, but how come other objects than black bodies (candle light, floureescent light etc.) can give off those colors at much lower light?