Led lights are usually employed in commercial spaces, such as shopping centers, retail buildings, hospitals and office buildings which have diverse illumination requirements based upon the workspace environment. Implementing the ideal lighting designed for a commercial space is more important than it may seem at first. Lighting can affect the atmosphere of the work place by affecting such as the motivation and physical comfort of the employees, so we can see the color of the light has played a key role in here. Choosing the right LED lighting colors and overall lighting design would provide employees with a feeling of well-being and creating a space of safety, stimulation and comfort. Different areas require different layers and levels of light. When developing a lighting plan for any commercial space, there are several considerations including lamp life, lumen maintenance, system efficiency, daylight integration, cost, and flexibility. Among these essentials, the most important things are light color rendering and appearance.
All light sources are not equal. While two lights may emit the color white and look the same from a distance, they may actually render the color differently which making the space feel and look completely different as well. When selecting the right color lighting for your space, two units of measure are used to define light source color properties: Correlated Color Temperature and Color Rendering Index. The space is sure to have a balance of color when you select lamps of the same Correlated Color Temperature and very similar Color Rendering Indices.
CORRELATED COLOR TEMPERATURE (CCT)
CCT describes the warmth or coolness of a light source. When metal is heated, the color of the light emitted changes. The color begins as red and then gradually turns to orange, yellow, white and then transform to deeper colors of blue. The physical measure of the metal’s temperature is called Kelvin and is measured in degrees. All lamps are given a color temperature based on the color of the light emitted.
White light can fall into three color temperature categories: warm, neutral, and cool. Higher Kelvin temperatures (3600-5500 K) are considered cool and lower temperatures (2700-3000 K) are considered warm. Cool light produces a higher contrast than warm light and is considered favorable for more visual tasks, where cooler light makes areas appear more spacious, they are more appropriate for health facilities and laboratories, exhibition halls, etc. Warm is flattering to skin tones and clothing and would work well in retail spaces and store fronts. Warm light makes a space feel smaller, more comfortable and familiar, this type products fit in shopping malls, retail outlets, hotels, etc. Our indoor series all contain warm light and cool light, such as A shape series bulbs, Gu10 spot lights, globe bulb series and tube lamps, etc.
COLOR RENDERING INDEX (CRI)
Color rendering index is a measure of a light source’s ability to show object colors “naturally.” It’s a comparative measure that ensures light is distributed equally throughout a space. CRI is rated on a scale from 1-100. The lower the CRI level the less accurately colors will be reproduced. The higher the number, the better the color rendering ability will become. For commercial spaces to be presented in a more natural way, a CRI value of 80 – 100 is recommended. Almost of all our current products have high CRI value, it is greater than 70.
Just making a space brighter is not effective as it can cause unnecessary eye strain, fatigue and may waste of energy. Any lighting selected should be kept simple and sleek to avoid visual confusion. Get the best balance of light by pairing lamps with similar CCT and CRI scores and by layering lighting sources to add depth and stimulation to the space. Se Ming Electronic LEDs range of 2700-5000K in color temperature, have a CRI score of 70 to 90+, and bring up to 80% in energy savings. Our lighting bulbs are wide-ranging and high-quality, environmentally friendly perfect for any commercial space. So, SeMing is your best choice.