95 CRI LED Tubes
See how much of a difference LOW vs HIGH CRI light sources make when shown on the same objects!
Low CRI Light Source
High CRI Light Source
Low CRI Light Soruce:
High CRI Light Source:
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
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)
Artificial white light (5000k)
Not similar = LOW CRI
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
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!