- Apr 19, 2005
You aren't going to see the difference on a white wall.
The big difference other than tint between the Samsung and the 219A and 519A (their R9080 variant) is the R9 value, which is your vibrant reds. That R9 is the difference between certain things, like us humans, look more life like. If you have ever used a light to examine skin, eyes, throat, etc., that R9 makes a world of difference. Outside it makes a difference if you find yourself making sure you don't step in dog crap or searching for animals (cats often in my case) hiding in bushes, under trees, etc. I'd imagine it would make snakes easier to spot, but I don't have first hand experience with that.
Well, i'm sure that is how it looks on paper, but since our eye's lens yellows over time, it has greater effect on how we see colors. Also as it turns out many people have color deficiency, they are not color blind, but some may not see red shades as good, other green, or blue. many don't even know it, until they take Ishihara test, that is how i found out i'm red deficient, for over 40 years i had no idea.
Now about examine human, or not human body, i do none of that, however, pretty much 80% of dentists i went to in last 10 years, use led lights, are they high cri? probably new ones are, but not those from 10 years ago, My vet, that i go for decades used crappy multi led headlamp to examine and operate, until i saw that "horror" and bought him a ZL 600 nw. He was more impressed with how small , light it is and how easy it is to disinfect it, but crappy light did not stop him from being correct about diagnosis, 95% of the time, he is not that good to diagnose neurological issues, but wound, infections, or anything he can see, he never made a mistake, same about surgeries, he operated on all my pest, fixing them, removing tumors, tooth extractions... SO based on that i believe, we, the flashlight community grossly over rate cri. I mean when we compare crappy blue 70cri light, vs hi cri, then absolutely, but when we compare high cri leds of different manufacturers, we are splitting hair imo.