Commercial LED Lighting FAQ
Why Choose LED?
LED are now widely used in a variety of lighting applications such as commercial offices, manufacturing industry, hospitals, airports, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs, lounges, parking lots, street lights, automotive industry, residential homes, retail stores, churches, schools and universities, and many other areas. Many of these places typically leave their lights switched on for long periods of time, sometimes for even 24 hours per day, so LEDs can offer significant savings in terms of electricity consumption, bill saving, as well as replacement costs.
Hopefully, this gives you a better idea about Why to choose LEDs over any conventional bulbs.
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LEDs are available in a range of colors, including white light. White light LED fixtures are available with a choice of warm to cool Kelvin temperatures to suit the application. 3000K (Warm White) 4200K (Natural White) 5000K (Daylight) 6000K (Cool White).
What does CRI mean and why is CRI important in LED lighting?
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, color naming accuracy, and color 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.
All of our products have 80-95 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,. Natural White High CRI LED Lighting offers True CCTV Footage for better security and crime deterrence.
With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why you should take notice of CRI when making your next lighting decision. Lighting manufacturers have begun listing CRI ratings on their products, and government initiatives such as California’s Title 24 are providing financial incentives for the installation of efficient high CRI lighting.