LED 101

What is Photobiological safety standard?

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THE PHOTOBIOLOGICAL SAFETY STANDARD IEC 62471 This standard deals with the photobiological safety of lamps and devices using lamps and includes a classification of the light source in several risk groups. The standard considers all of the photobiological hazards that may affect the skin and the eye (thermal and photochemical hazards) from ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths. Four risk groups are defined: Risk […]

What is R9 and why does it matter for LED lights?

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Introduction Color Rendering Index (CRI) and R9, are two vital elements to consider when choosing LED or necessary interior items. This can be essential for contractors and distributors ideally filling customers’ needs. Today, color quality is an important consideration when assessing LED lighting for commercial and residential applications. What is R9 and CRI? For us to define the term R9, it […]

Have you heard of BUG rating?

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What Does BUG Rating Mean? To the untrained ear, hearing the words “BUG rating” may bring to mind swarms of insects or bad reality TV. However, the BUG rating has nothing to do with either, and everything to do with lighting. BUG is simply an acronym coined by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Dark Sky Association to better explain […]

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