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What Is The Right Color Rendering Index (CRI) For Your Lighting

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The Color Rendering Index (CRI) measures a light source's ability to render colors accurately. A high CRI means that colors will appear more vibrant and true-to-life under that light source, while a low CRI means that colors may appear dull, muted, or distorted. Color Rendering Index (CRI) Scale The CRI scale goes from 0 to 100, with higher numbers representing better color rendering ability. Most light sources have a CRI of 80 or above; anything below that is generally considered poor. However, there are some applications where a lower CRI may be acceptable (or even preferable). For example, some artists...

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Differences of Panel Light vs Down Light

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Indoor ceilings often have a lot of requirements. Some of those issues relate to building codes, while others are based on practical use. You'll see two standard options installed today in homes, businesses, and other settings: panel lights and down lights. These widely used options have a lot of similarities, but a few differences should also be reviewed when evaluating your illumination options. What Are Panel Lights? Panel lights are found in most public areas today. They're a common component of commercial lighting, but you can also see them in some homes. It's common for older kitchens, finished basements, and...

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Choosing Between 2700K and 3000K Light Temperatures

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When you start looking for the best LED lights for homes, businesses, and industrial applications, you'll find that the color temperature selected can provide distinctive advantages. What comes to mind when you think about residential lighting? Do you see a room that feels warm, comfortable, and bathed in soft light? When you picture a commercial environment, does it seem cooler or crisper with extra shadows? The color temperature spectrum runs from about 1,000K to 10,000K when reviewing LED light bulbs. When the temperatures are lower, the visible light tends to have red overtones. It's a lot like watching a campfire...

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