& they won't even know what they're missing.
LED bulbs are readily available in CRIs up to 95. This is quite unlike the situation with CFLs, where most were 80, and you had to hunt for 90. Anecdotally, a CRI 80 LED looks as good a CRI 90 CFL since the spectrum is continuous, without the gaps present in fluorescent spectra.
Well, I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s. I can tell you they won't miss much. I remember going blind trying to read by dim incandescent bulbs. I also remember not being able to do stuff like separate navy blue and black items of clothing. I used to do my homework in the kitchen under the circline fluorescent. As lousy as those old halophosphor fluorescents were in terms of CRI, the more natural color temperature more than made up for it. The color distortion of incandescents did and does give me major headaches. They might have been more palatable to me if we had a filament material which remained solid at 4000K to 5000K but we don't.& they won't even know what they're missing.
The way things are heading a ban won't be necessary. Like lots of other things, eventually so few people will want them that it will no longer be worth anyone's while to make them. Long before that the price will go up due to smaller volumes, further pushing more market share towards LEDs, whose price continues to drop.Even sadder is that they'll probably eventually ban the sale of incandescent household bulbs altogether. Its nice to have the choice. I like my halogens.
Already happens in some places. I live in a state where incandescent bulbs are banned. Halogens are OK (for now)& they won't even know what they're missing.
Even sadder is that they'll probably eventually ban the sale of incandescent household bulbs altogether. Its nice to have the choice. I like my halogens.
I like my halogens.
Oh I'll know what I'm 'missing' and won't much miss it at all. Sure old-school incandescents were all theoretically ~100 CRI, but that's because they're blackbody radiators, which can be deficient in green/blue spectrum yet still hit that high CRI value. Halogens didn't move the needle much for me either.& they won't even know what they're missing.
Yeah, the halogens at home weren't so great for me because of their CRI - it was all about the color temp. Same with my Cibie H4 halogen replacements in my car back in the '70s. They revolutionized my night driving. Of course they also weren't DOT approved at the time, so they also got me pulled over on the Interstate periodically:-(. They had a righteous beam pattern that didn't negatively impact anyone (except deer off the right shoulder), but they looked so beautiful it was obvious back then that they had to be illegal to look that good. TX and VA were the worst as I recall.Halogens didn't move the needle much for me either.
I’m be gone even further. I have all smart bulbs that can change their colour. And they do so on their own depending on the time of day. From 3k in the morning to 5k during the day back down to 3k in the evening. They’re great. No more burned out bulbs. One command and they all turn off. Including tv. When I wake up select ones are already on at the intensity and cct I’ve chosen
Ive kinda plateaued in my search for LED lights with Malkoff, so im mostly after the classic incans these days. They just excite me for some reason. But Im also the guy who still uses typewriters, so maybe Im not one to ask.
Y'all can have your LEDs , more bulbs for me.