Posted by Karen Jess-Lindsley on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Check out page 72 of the May issue of Residential Lighting magazine. Columnist Randall Whitehead features our Mantis Sconce. So exciting!
Posted by Karen Jess-Lindsley on April 06, 2013 0 Comments
The California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis has issued a letter to the EPA’s Energy Star program that encourages an adoption of standards that address light quality, not just efficacy. While the letter is focused on LED replacement lamps, we view this as further support for emphasizing light quality through both warmer color temperature and high color rendering LEDs. In this letter CLTC discusses how important it is to offer people the light color and quality they are going to be satisfied with. We couldn’t agree more. Here are links to their press release and the letter.
Posted by Karen Jess-Lindsley on May 03, 2012 1 Comment
Most people object to the harsh white or bluish light color
typically associated with LEDs. As humans we are naturally drawn to the warm
light associated with campfires and incandescent lamps. At Lindsley Lighting we
only use LEDs with the warm light colorations that are most pleasing to the
eye. All our luminaires are available with 2700K or 3000K high quality LEDs
from two of the best LED producers in the world, CREE and Xicato.
What is Color Rendering
& Why does it Matter?
Ever notice that under most fluorescent lights, people and
objects do not have the same color as when they are viewed in natural light?
OR, that most plants and materials appear in shades of grey under most outdoor
lighting? Lighting geeks call this Color Rendering. Color Rendering or CRI
(Color Rendition Index) measures how closely the spectrum of colors under a
light source match the same colors seen in daylight. Lindsley Lighting’s high
CRI (90+) LEDs produce colors that closely match the actual color. Skintones look
natural; grass and leaves pop out in true greens; clothes, furnishings and wall
colors exude the color that the designer intended.
For a more robust explanation of light color, color
temperature and CRI, check out the IES website at http://www.ies.org/lighting/science/color.cfm