Can’t tell the difference between the black and navy colored socks in your walk-in closet? Could be that your current lighting source has a very low CRI! Not all light is made equal; some light renders color better than others. Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the measurement of how colors look under a light source when compared with sunlight. The index is measured from 0-100, with a perfect 100 indicating that colors under the light source appear the same as they would under natural sunlight.

This rating is also a measurement in the lighting industry to help discern naturalness, hue discrimination, vividness, preference, colour naming accuracy, and colour harmony.

  • Lights with a CRI that is measured greater than 80 are considered to be more than acceptable for most applications.
  • Lights with a CRI that is measured greater than 90 is generally considered “High CRI” lights.

While all of our strips have 80+ CRI ratings, our UltraBright™ High CRI Series strips boast 93+ CRI ratings. These lights have important applications especially for photography, retail display and grocery lighting, where accurate color presentation is key. High CRI lighting is equally valuable in-home use, as it can transform a room by highlighting design details and creating a comfortable, natural overall feel.

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