CRI. What is that? Well, "the color rendering index (CRI) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. Light sources with a high CRI are desirable in color-critical applications such as neonatal care and art restoration. It is defined by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) as follows:
Color rendering: Effect of an illuminant on the color appearance of objects by conscious or subconscious comparison with their color appearance under a reference illuminant."
As always, Hyperlite wants to provide the best lighting solutions and options for our customers. Some of the differences between the black Hero series and the white Hero series is the CRI range. the black Hero series provides 80 CRI while the white Hero series provides 70 CRI.
Itis very important to mention that the CRI does not determine the color temperature of a light source or vice versa. But to make an objective comparison of the CRI of two light sources, it is preferable that both sources have the same color temperature. For example, a 3000K incandescent lamp has on paper a CRI greater (about 100 or 100) than that of a 3000K fluorescent tube (usually in the range of 60 and 70). The natural sunlight is between 5000K and 6000K and obviously has a CRI of 100 and it would be ideal if it were always taken as a reference point to determine the CRI of a light source.