What is CRI?
We recently did a light comparison video for the show where we discussed CRI. But we didn't go into detail as to what CRI is or how it is measured.
CRI stands for color rendering index which is a measure of a light sources color in comparison to natural light. When buying LED lighting most manufacturers will list the CRI in the details of the light. The ideal number is 100. 100 is as close to natural light as you can get.
When looking to purchase new lights for your next shoot the color rendering index is not the only thing you should look at when purchasing your lights, but it is a very important number to look at and should not be missed in the comparison. Aim to get as close to 100 as possible within your budget.