Incandescent light refers to the illumination produced from typical household light bulbs (tungsten bulbs) incorporating a heated tungsten wire filament. The light produced is “yellow” or a warmer-than-daylight white balance. Setting a camera’s white balance to Incandescent will correct for the yellow cast. In terms of color temperature, incandescent light generally falls between 2500 and 3500 degrees Kelvin. Color Temperature Light Source 1000-2000 K Candlelight2500-3500 K Tungsten Bulb (household variety)3000-4000 K Sunrise/Sunset (clear sky)4000-5000 K Fluorescent Lamps5000-5500 K Electronic Flash5000-6500 K Daylight with Clear Sky (sun overhead)6500-8000 K Moderately Overcast Sky9000-10000 K Shade or Heavily Overcast Skynikongrossary
A lamp that produces White Light when electric current excites the filament. See: Tungsten Filament and Tungsten Halogen Lamp.
General name given to illumination that s produced from an electrically heated source, such as a lamp s tungsten wire filament.