Friday, July 19, 2019

Want Lighting Options that Look like True Daylight? CRI and how it Works

Color Rendering Index (CRI), is the measurement of how colors look under a light source compared with actual sunlight. The index is measured from 0-100, a perfect 100 indicating that colors under the light source appear the same as they would in natural light.

CRI is also an important measurement for wholesale lighting suppliers. It’s used to discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, and color naming accuracy.

According to experts, “high CRI is generally a desirable characteristic (although of course, it depends on the required application). If your goal is to illuminate a scene such that the colors all reveal as they would naturally (typically an important requirement in the cinematography business for example) then you want a high CRI lightbulb. If, conversely, you’re lighting an underground tunnel and you don’t particularly care whether the shapes are black and white or in color, CRI might not be as important.”

Learn more about CRI and other lighting certifications on our website!

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Monday, July 1, 2019

CRI and Foot-Candle – What it Means and How it Works

Did you know that all light isn’t created equal?

Some light renders color better than others. If you’ve ever had trouble telling the difference between black and navy clothes in your closet, it could be that your lighting source has very low CRI.



Color Rendering Index (CRI), is the measurement of how colors look under a light source compared with actual sunlight. The index is measured from 0-100, a perfect 100 indicating that colors under the light source appear the same as they would in natural light.

CRI is also an important measurement for wholesale lighting suppliers. It’s used to discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, and color naming accuracy.

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