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Choosing the lighting for a space is much more than just selecting a light fitting.  A variety of features need to be taken into account to ensure that interiors are shown in the best possible light.  We guide you through the process of choosing specifications such as colour temperature and CRI as well as the style of fixture, to guarantee illumination brilliance.

COLOUR RENDERING INDEX

Colour Rendering Index (CRI) measures the ability of a light source to accurately reproduce the colours of the object it illuminates.

Every type of lighting has its place on what’s known as the colour rendering index chart. This chart measures a scale from 0 to 100, depending on how accurately it can produce light that matches a naturally referenced light source, such as the sun.

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HOW TO CHOOSE A CRI VALUE

When it comes to choosing the right light fixtures for your home, CRI plays a critical role. You want colours to be crisp and sharp, and the surroundings to be as close possible to how they would appear in natural, outdoor light to bring out the best in your interior.

QUALITY GUARANTEED

Fixtures at the higher end of the CRI scale will produce a more accurate colour rendering of the objects being illuminated, and that’s why all of our fixtures score above 80, and the majority are available with a CRI of 97.

COLOUR TEMPERATURE

Warm temperatures give an inviting, comfortable feeling so are ideally suited to bedrooms or living rooms and other areas associated with relaxation.  Where alertness and attention to fine detail are a priority, cooler colour temperatures are used – in rooms such as kitchens.

DIM TO WARM TECHNOLOGY

This attractive feature works by increasing the warmth of the light as it is dimmed, similar to an incandescent lamp.

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THE TEMPERATURE SPECTRUM

As a general guide, warm colour temperatures typically range from 2700K to 3500K and cool colour temperatures range from 4000K up to around 7000K.

FLICKER-FREE DIMMING

Surveys have linked light flicker to health problems. Even though flicker at low frequencies may not be visible to the naked eye, there is evidence to suggest that the human brain can detect light flicker at frequencies of up to 200Hz. This results in effects such as headaches, eye strain, impaired visual performance, or in extreme cases, epileptic seizures.

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Most quality power supplies for low voltage luminaires have a flicker percentage of 1-3%; our High Voltage technology has a flicker percentage of only 0.4%. Not only do our fixtures illuminate your interiors to their full extent, they also protect your health.