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T8 LED replacements for retail garden center
We operate a retail garden center, and are looking to replace 4-ft T8 fluorescent tubes with high CRI LEDs to improve the visual appeal of our products in our retail area. What do you recommend?
Our CENTRIC DAYLIGHT T8 LED tube lights sound like an excellent fit for this application!
These T8 LED lamps feature 95 CRI and are available in color temperatures of 4000K, 5000K and 6500K. Retail environments typically utilize 4000K, but if your garden retail area has any natural lighting as well, 5000K or even 6500K may be a good way to better match the light color to the natural light color.
With respect to color temperature, it is primarily a question of preference, as all of these color temperature options are calibrated to natural light; the main difference being the type of natural light. For example, we commonly say 4000K is similar to morning sunshine, while 5000K is similar to noon sun and 6500K approximates noon daylight (north-facing sky).
As you've correctly mentioned, the 95 CRI rating will ensure that the color in your plants will appear vivid and natural. This should not only increase the visual appeal, but may also lead to higher customer satisfaction as the color of the products will appear nearly identical to what your customers see once the plants are transplanted in their outdoor gardens.
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