CRI Color Rendering Index, Indoor lighting, Office lights, Productivity
The color of your walls, flooring and furniture can change your lighting. Dark colors on the walls, on the floor or in your furniture actually absorbs light. Light colored walls can reflect and intensify the light. If you have changed any of these things and you feel like your lighting is not the same you are correct, it’s not.
In any remodeling of space, lighting needs to be considered. How much lighting do you need? What is the space being used for? Do you want the space to be warm and cozy or bright and crisp? Do you need true color appearance- rendering?
As you are planning to make changes in your home or office be sure to consider how this will affect your light!
Kelvin Temperature, CRI Color Rendering Index
Lighting is more than just replacing a lamp or ballast, it also has to do with color. We have just helped Sterling Graphics with a move into a new space. The kelvin temperature and CRI of the lamps they use are very important for their graphics business as they must have exact color matching ability.
The kelvin temperature is often referred to as the color appearance of the light source – is it cool and crisp or warm and cozy? This is a number system that ranges from 2700-6500. CRI or color rendering index is the ability of the light source to reflect back to the eye the colors we expect to see in an object, this is ranked on a scale of 0 to 100. Clear daylight is considered as a reference point of 100.
Some of the other businesses that we have helped that require accurate attention to these 2 factors are Dentists, auto body repair shops, craft and paint stores. Lighting matters!