Does Color Rendering Matter? RA80 vs RA90 vs RA95

Color rendering is a difficult aspect of lighting, because it is not immediately visible the way color temperature is. So how do you know what the actual difference is between 80 CRI, 90 CRI, 95 CRI or higher, and whether it matters?

The ultimate answer is that it depends on your application, and how sensitive you or the occupants of the space are to light quality. Below, we’ll go over some general criteria and applications for when it makes sense to use a certain level of CRI, and what differences you can expect between 80, 90 and 95 CRI.

CRI and R9

The color rendering index (CRI) and R9 are two important elements to consider when selecting the LED strip light or the necessary accessories. This can be essential for contractors and distributors that best meet customer needs. Nowadays, the color quality is an important factor in the evaluation of LED lighting for commercial and residential applications.
To define the term R9, first of all, it is important to understand what the color reproduction index is. The color rendering index is a classification system that measures the precision with which a light source produces the color of an illuminated object.