The Importance of Quality in Lighting

Lighting is a crucial aspect of interior and exterior design, not only does it enhance aesthetic appeal but lighting also creates a safe and comfortable environment for any space. Good lighting can literally make or break any design plan, it is futile to renovate or construct your home with the best architectural features and furnishings if the lighting they are paired with is not first class. There are a few major aspects involved to ensure your lighting is of the highest quality, these are: Colour Rendering Index, Colour Temperature, Colour Stability and Colour Consistency.


Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is the accurate measurement of the capability of a light source to exhibit, in high grade, the true colour of various objects. The metric scale of CRI is from 1 - 100, (with 100 being the closest to natural light) therefore the higher the CRI, the better the light source is at rendering colours accurately.


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Correlated Colour Temperature


Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) is a number, expressed in degrees Kelvin, which represents the colour of a light source. It is measured on a scale of 1,000K to 10,000K and indicates the warmth of the light.  
Light sources with low CCT provide light that appears warm, while light sources with high CCT values provide light that appears cool.



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