I used to administer an internet forum several years ago. The viewers complained about the overly bright background, so I started a poll -- light or dark background, with fairly strong opinions on both sides and a relatively even split vote. I ended up "splitting the difference" and going with a gray background.So what do you think of the color of this web site back ground?
9300k is a throwback to older CRTs. Every LCD I've ever used, ann even newer CRTs all default to 6500k. I wouldn't recommend deviating from the D65 standard that as that's what digital photographers and web designers expect users to be running.re-calibrate your monitor to a different white point. From the factory, most monitors are set to a very high white point, like 9300K or something like that, but there are user adjustable options here:
This is interesting, but I believe this has more to do more with light sources that are tinted, or slightly off compared to blackbody, than it does with the color temperature. For example, my neutral LEDs are all around 4000k, but when viewed side-by-side with cool white fluorescents, the fluorescent appear blue-green, and the LED appears red. 3500k tubes on the other hand tend to have a reddish tint. This is very obvious if you run a hotwire at 3500k near a fluorecent, the hotwire will appear yellow and the fluorescent will look red. Combine the blue-green hue of the 4100k tube with the red hue of the 3500k tube, and you should end up with a correct white balance. It should be perfectly possible to make a tube with a phosphor that is an equal blend of the 4100k phosphor, and a 3500k phosphor, and have a perfectly white-balanced 3750k tube.I see an increasing number of (likely) aftermarket auto HID headlights that have various shades of blue that have an irritating, more blinding effect on my vision than normal sealed beam incan headlights. In addition, if I use fluorescent 4 foot long tube (overhead in offices) bulbs, I almost MUST combine a "Cool White (4100°K" that appears bluish alone) with a wide spectrum (i.e. Sylvania Gro-Lux brand listed as 3400°K or 3500°K) that appears pinkish alone. I have spent my own money replacing bulbs in several work environments (with consent of owner) in the past. Using this handy °K color lighting guide which displays example photos of different environments, I can now see that the 3500°K is too red, but 4100°K is too blue even in these photos. If I don't get a proper light in my environment, I accumulate an increasing level of stress (minor, but quantifiable) over time. This last link finally explains what I could never quite specify until now. I now see that they don't make the correct bulb to fit my preferences, which would be about 3750°K. I had never taken the time to understand all of this until now.