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What's the color temperature for LEDs indicate?

  1. Apr 24, 2015 #1
    Specifically what does the color temperature on light bulbs it indicate? because, it clearly does not indicate the wavelength of max intensity.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2015 #2

    DrClaude

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    It is the temperature of the blackbody which is closest to the intensity spectrum of the bulb.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2015 #3
    ah of course... i was only considering its derivative..

    thanks
     
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