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95 CRI LED Tubes

See how much of a difference LOW vs HIGH CRI light sources make when shown on the same objects!

A picture showing how different the same car looks under low and high CRI light sources.

Low CRI Light Source

High CRI Light Source

Low CRI Light Soruce:

High CRI Light Source:

Picture showing the difference in color of the same strawberries under low and high CRI lights.
Picture showing the difference in color of the same teeth under different kinds of lighting.

What Is CRI?

Color Rendering Index (CRI) is often a misunderstood metric of color quality. When color appearance is important, like when trying to inspect fruit or match the colors of paint or teeth, CRI consideration is critical. CRI measures the ability of a light source to accurately reproduce the colors of whatever object it illuminates.

*CRI is measured on a scale where the higher the number the higher the ability of the light with a maximum number of 100. CRI values below 80 are considered poor while 90+ is considered excellent.

* CRI is used to measure artificial white light sources such as LED and fluorescent Lamps compared to sunlight, a natural light source.

* CRI measures and compares the reflected color of an object under artificial lighting. Natural light such as sunlight is comprised of all the colors of the visible spectrum. Sunlight color is white but the color of an object under the sun is determined by the colors it reflects.

Natural white light

Red light

picture of the sun.
Picture of a colorful arrow pointing to the right from the sun.
Picture of a strawberry that the colorful arrow was pointing at.
Picture of a red arrow to the right of the strawberry demonstrating what color is being shown.
Picture of a person seeing the red color from the strawberry.

A red strawberry, for example, appears red because it absorbs all colors of the spectrum except red, which it reflects. When using artificial light sources such as LED lamps, we are trying to "reproduce" the colors of natural daylight so that objects appear the same as they do under natural daylight. CRI measures the similarity of the reproduced color which can appear quite similar or quite different depending on the CRI measures.

Natural white light (5000k)

Picture of the sun
Picture of a colorful arrow pointing to the right of the sun at a strawberry.

Artificial white light (5000k)

Picture of a lightbulb
Picture of a colorful arrow pointing to the right of the lightbulb towards a strawberry.

Red light

Picture of a strawberry that the colorful arrow was pointing to.
Picture of a red arrow pointing to the right of the strawberry showing what color is represented.
Picture of a person that is seeing the red color from the arrow pointing from the starwberry
Arrowing pointing up and down showing the difference in color the person is seeing in the examples.

Not similar = LOW CRI

Strawberry to the right of the colorful arrow pointing at it.
Person seeing the orange color coming from the strawberry under the low CRI light bulb.
Orange arrow pointing from the strawberry pointing to the right at a person.

Orange light

As you can see in the example above, the artificial light source ( the LED Lamp with 5000k CCT) does not reproduce the same redness in a strawberry as natural daylight( also 5000k CCT). Even though they both have the same 5000k color the two different light sources reproduce two different colors when lighting the same object. The LED lamp is lacking in red. When the light bounces off the red of the strawberry, there is no red light to reflect. As a result, the red strawberry no longer has the same vibrant red appearance that it had under natural daylight.

95 CRI Artificial white light (5000k)

Very similar = HIGH CRI

Artificial white light bulb
Colorful arrow pointing to the right from the high CRI bulb towards a blue car.
Blue car to the right of the colorful arrow pointing at it
Person the blue arrow pointing is pointing at from the blue car
Blue arrow pointing to the right of the blue car pointing at a person.

With our 95 CRI T8 tubes you can be assured that you are seeing the true vibrant colors of objects the way they would appear under natural sunlight!

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