Good explanation.Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
Adjusting WB will correct the lighting to the original color the items are under white light. But not to what your eyes see.
And colored lights do not get affected much by ambient light simply because the color is emitted by a light source, and is not a color you see after reflected off the ambient color of the light.
So when you adjust WB you correct colors of items which are not light sources. Light sources, since they are not affected ambient color temp, will get skewed away from their original color.
Hope this helps.