10 September 2021
Lighting to lift your mood
The smart lighting choice that will provide ‘at home’ relief from winter and work-from-home blues.
It is not difficult to imagine how miserable it would be to work indoors under the glow of a dull orange streetlight. This gloomy amber tinge is caused by a low colour rendering index (CRI), a light quality providing little clarity or colour differentiation to objects under its glare. With a CRI above 80 deemed to be the acceptable standard for human living and working conditions it is alarming that in 2020 it was estimated that over 90% of domestic downlights available on the UK market provided a CRI of less than 82!
Even at 80 CRI many colours will not be a true representation of themselves and this may in turn place a strain on our visual systems leading to increased levels of general stress or strain.
In 2021 after years of research and development, The Soho Lighting Company launched its range of high >95-97 CRI downlights. This new range closely represents natural daylight and offers a built-in colour temperature changing function enabling you to set your downlights to warm, daylight or cool temperatures as you wish.
Existing light fittings can now also benefit from the advantages of high CRI lighting with The Soho Lighting Company’s LED GU10 lightbulbs. They provide a cool light, suitable for places where good visibility is needed, for example offices, kitchen worktop areas and garages.
Being LED, the bulbs are 90% more efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide a much longer lifespan of 25000 hrs +, making these bulbs both a smart and beautiful investment.
Iain Lovett, Co-founder, the Soho Lighting Company, comments: “This advance in technology enables homes and workplaces to benefit from ultra-efficient LED lighting at higher CRI levels, bringing the benefits of greater clarity, improved colour differentiation and more ‘natural’ artificial lighting. Such lighting enhances the true colour of foods to aid preparation, can help with colour-based tasks such as painting, improved clarity and definition of images and text and is demonstrated to lift your general mood and home life”.
Soho Lighting High CRI downlights are fire rated to 30, 60 and 90 minutes and are certified to IP65 making them the perfect choice for Kitchens and Bathrooms as well as rooms where activity, reading or relaxation takes place. The smart lighting choice that will provide at home relief from winter and work-from-home blues.
The Soho Lighting Company’s high CRI downlights are available in a number of different finishes. Available to purchase now from https://www.soholighting.com/lighting/downlights?cat=263
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