What Color are Firefly Magic™ Lights?

The Electromagnetic Spectrum header graphic

Visible Light Waves

Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves we can see. We see these waves as the colors of the rainbow. Each color has a different wavelength. Red has the longest wavelength and violet has the shortest wavelength. When all the waves are seen together, they make white light.

Image of a rainbow.

When white light shines through a prism or through water vapor like this rainbow, the white light is broken apart into the colors of the visible light spectrum.

How do we "see" using Visible Light?

Cones in our eyes are receivers for these tiny visible light waves. The Sun is a natural source for visible light waves and our eyes see the reflection of this sunlight off the objects around us.

The color of an object that we see is the color of light reflected. All other colors are absorbed.

Light bulbs are another source of visible light waves.


Light bulb

What Firefly Magic™ Firefly Colors are Available?

The standard Firefly Magic™ Lights are set at a dominant wavelength of 570 Nanometers, which to most people appears as a lime-green color, or by looking at the spectrum chart above, is located between green and yellow. This is the color of many fireflies in the United States, including the Photinus Macdermotti. However, there are over 200 species of firefly in the US, and more than 2000 species in the world. Different species of fireflies frequently have slightly different color and timing of their 'flashes' in order to only attract their own species for mating.

Firefly Magic™ Lights have Optional Colors that include: 585 nanometers, which appears yellow to most people, 605 nanometers, which appears yellow-orange to most people, and 615 nanometers, which appears amber to most people. We can also create Custom Colors that match any light frequency from 450 to 750 Nanometers.

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