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The difference between NorthLux and Centric Daylight Lamps in color-accurate lighting application.
What is the actual difference between the NorthLux and Centric Daylight lamps? Is it just that NorthLux has RedBoost and R9 >90 whereas Centric does not, and is only R9 >80, or is there more?
I'm an artist and looking for the most color-accurate lighting option to redo my studio and the entire house. I use 4" T8 tubes in the studio. Would the D50 5000K series render more accurate colors than the NorthLux 5000K?
I see you have the Absolute Series as well, but it appears to only be available in strips. Do you, or will you have bulbs and tubes available in this series as well?
The primary difference between the NorthLux and the Centric Daylight is that the NorthLux has chromaticity points calibrated to D50 and D65 color points, for the 5000K and 6500K versions, respectively. While the Centric Daylight also offers 95 CRI, the exact color point is not as precise.
The NorthLux and D50 series are the same product listed on multiple pages. If you are looking for a color point that matches ISO standards, we would recommend the NorthLux / D50 product lines.
Unfortunately we do not have any lamps with the 99 CRI Absolute Series at this time.
Are the NorthLux indeed R9 > 90?
The NorthLux A19 has an R9 value of 90+.
Also, I'm just curious why, if the NorthLux are more finely tuned, are they and the Centric Daylight bulbs the same price?
We intend to consolidate production for both the CENTRIC DAYLIGHT and NorthLux lamps into a single part number in the future, such that all products would meet the same D50/D65 standard. As such, the pricing was set to the same price point preemptively as we expect to offer the same product in the future.
Are there plans to make any Absolute series bulbs, even just as 4' T8 tubes?
We do have a few plans for future product development in the ABSOLUTE SERIES, but unfortunately, there are no specifics on that yet.
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