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What is the CRI (Color Rendering Index)?

The color rendering index is an international rating scale used to indicate a light’s ability to accurately render the colors of an object.

How Does the CRI Work?

The CRI of a light lands somewhere on a scale from 1 to 100. The higher the number, the more color appears true to life under the glow of that lamp. A CRI of 100 indicates that a seafoam-colored stapler will appear seafoam in the presence of that light source. A CRI that lands lower on the scale indicates that true colors will be distorted to the human eye.