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All to know about daylight lights

Daylight lights, as the name suggests, are lights that create lighting looking like daylight. In video and photography, they usually feature 5600K color temperature and give a natural look to the subject. In this article, we will go through the following topics to help you have a clear understanding of them.

  • What is daylight lighting?
  • Why do you need them in videography and photography?
  • What factors to consider if you want to buy one?
  • What daylight LED light can you get at COLBOR?

The COLBOR light is set at 5600K color temperature to emit daylight lighting.

What is daylight lighting?

Daylight, as the name implies, are very bright white LED lights that have a calming effect due to its wider light spectrum. Daylight LED light has a higher color temperature, ranging from 5000 to 6500K. Because of the higher color contrast, it produces a more realistic impression.

What light temperature is daylight?

The color temperature of daylight changes depending on the time of day, the weather, and the direction. An overcast sky will have a color temperature of 6000-7500K, whereas north light (light from the north blue sky rather than direct sunlight) can have a color temperature of about 10,0000K. It might be approximately 2000K at sunrise/sunset, and around 3500K during photographers' "golden hour."

However, in video light industry, the daylight usually refers to the 5600K color temperature.

What is the difference between soft white light and daylight?

The main distinction is the color temperature. Daylight lights are 5600K, which means they emit light that is viewed as bright white. Soft white bulbs have a temperature range of 2,700K to 3,000K and emit a warm, yellowish illumination. As a result, soft white lights are utilized to warm up a place and create a nice atmosphere, whilst daylight bulbs are used to brightly illuminate a workspace.

Why do you need daylight balanced light for photography and video?

Color temperature may have an impact on your video and photo in two ways. The first is the creative aspect, in which the hue alters the tone of your scenario. The second aspect is technical, in which you must adjust the color temperature to provide uniformity across your scene.

From a creative standpoint, the temperature of the light you use for your films, as well as the sort of lighting you choose, whether floods or backlighting, may give your work a completely new vibe. So you might choose something warmer and gentler, or something colder and tougher. The 5600K daylight lights can give you a neutral and natural atmosphere.

Technically, knowing the color temperature is technically required to set a correct white balance. If you create content in both indoor studios and outdoor spaces and don’t know how to deal with the camera white balance, the daylight video lights will be your good choice. They simulate the natural light, thus reducing the trouble caused by mixed color temperatures.

In addition, it is lower in the price. In general, an LED video light at 5600K costs less when compared to a bi-color one with the same power output from the same brand.

Factors to consider when making the purchase

Unlike picking other types of light, you don’t need to consider the color temperature since daylight color light has the fixed color temperature at 5600K. However, there are also some specs you need to take into account when making the purchase.

CRI: The "Color Rendering Index" (CRI) is a value ranging from 0 to 100 that defines how effectively a light source reproduces colors. 90 is enough. 95 is a great score. Be aware that a CRI of less than 85 indicates that the studio light for video shooting is quite weak in the R9 rating, which is crucial for skin tones.

TLCI: The "Television Lighting Consistency Index" is a 0-100 scale that is quite similar to CRI. This figure of more than 90 is amazing.

Cooling: A "passively" cooled light requires no extra circuitry to keep it cool. A lamp that is "actively" cooled has fans that blow heat away from the light.

Illumination: Lumens and Lux are two linear metrics of light intensity. You may use them to compare how bright one light source is to another.

What daylight lights can you get at COLBOR?

COLBOR has introduced several daylight-balanced LED studio lights to the market. They are different in power outputs and have some different features. Check the table below to get an overview of their specs.

Daylight light











3243Lux (at 1m 5600K, No Reflector); 22540Lux (at 1m 5600K, With Reflector)

4,382Lux (at 1m 5600K, No Reflector); 35,420Lux (at 1m 5600K, With Reflector)

10,800Lux (at 1m 5600K, No Reflector); 58,100Lux (at 1m 5600K, With Reflector)

14,800Lux (at 1m 5600K, No Reflector); 80,200Lux (at 1m 5600K, With Reflector)

COB Output Power





Rated Power

80W (Max)

120W (Max)

250W (Max)

360W (Max)

Cooling Mode



Smart/ Quiet/ Performance

Smart/ Quiet/ Performance

Light Dimension (mm)

140*80*90 (Light Base Not Included)

152*80*90 (Light Base Not Included)

212*128*219 (Light Base Included)

299*128*232 (Light Base Included)


Light: 550g; Light Base: 160g

Light: 800g; Light Base: 160g

1570g (Light Base Included)

2.07kg (Light Base Included)