Nikon 26462B User Manual (en)

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Color Temperature
Color temperature is an objective measure of colors of light sources which are 
expressed in the unit of absolute temperature (K: Kelvin). Light sources with lower 
color temperatures appear more reddish, while light sources with higher color 
temperatures appear more bluish.
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10000 [K]
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Red
Blue
1 Sodium-vapor lamps: 2700K
2
Incandescent/
Warm-white fluorescent: 3000K
3 White fluorescent: 3700K
4 Cool-white fluorescent: 4200K
5 Day white fluorescent: 5000K
6 Direct sunlight: 5200K
7 Flash: 5400K
8 Cloudy: 6000K
9 Daylight fluorescent: 6500K
0 High temp. mercury-vapor: 7200K
a Shade: 8000K