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See how LED lights can enhance the natural colors of your home

Clean, beautiful LED light

The quality of Philips LED light is evident by its high color rendering value, meaning colors remain true and natural, always.

 

Not only can LED light enhance your home’s interior and bring colors to life, the longevity and durability of our bulbs mean you’ll change them less often. Our bulbs are designed to look and feel like traditional bulbs, but with the benefits of advanced LED technology inside. And not only will colors remain true, the light output remains stable throughout the lifetime of the bulb – meaning you’ll enjoy beautiful light and natural colors for years to come.

 

Continue reading to learn more about the Color Rendering Index and what this means when choosing the right light source for your home. 

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What is the colour rendering index?

 

The effect of a light source on color appearance is expressed in the color rendering index (CRI), on a scale of 0-100. Natural outdoor light has a CRI of 100 and is used as the standard of comparison for any other light source.

The CRI of Philips LED lighting products is always higher than 80, close to the sun’s value. Colors are reflected truly and naturally. The illustrations below show how CRI can affect the appearance of color.

Lumen & wattage

 

Lumen and wattage are important concepts to understand when considering the energy use of a light source. Simply put: an LED light uses far less energy (watt) to produce the same light output (lumen).

 

An example: an LED bulb uses only 2.5 watts to produce a light output of 115 lumen, while a traditional bulb uses 15 watts (or 6 times more energy!) to produce the same lumen output.

 

Watch the video to learn more about watt and lumen, or check out our Wiki guides on amount of light and watt & lumen.

Watt and lumen