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Mystery Chicken: Revealing the Color Rendering Index!

Mystery Chicken: Revealing the Color Rendering Index!

Picture this: you’re at the grocery store, eyeing the chicken fillets on the shelf. The meat looks fresh and pink, but when you place it in your cart, something strange happens—the color transforms into a more yellowish, bland hue. Intrigued, I decided to investigate.

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What is TLA or Temporal Lighting Artifacts?

What is TLA or Temporal Lighting Artifacts?

What is TLA or Temporal Lighting Artifacts? They are mostly visual abnormalities or anomalies caused by pulsating or flickering lights. Most times it’s hardly noticeable but it can have annoying side effects and even cause catastrophic events. Here we talk about the three well-discussed TLA situations

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What is TM-30-15 (TM-30-18), and should I use it?

What is TM-30-15 (TM-30-18), and should I use it?

TM-30-15 is a color rendering index system published by IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).  A color rendering index system indicates how well a light, when shining on objects, can reproduce the object’s color accurately (compared to a black body radiator – e.g., the sun).  TM-30-15 is next in a line of predecessor CRI systems (CIE CRI, GAI, CQS), each intended to improve on previous designs.  In this article, we explain TM-30-15, its advantages, and why it’s important.

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What is CRI (Color Rendering Index)?

What is CRI (Color Rendering Index)?

What is CRI (Color Rendering Index)? It is a metric used to measure the ability of a light to bring out colors in objects (i.e. Color Rendering). Lights with a high CRI rating can make store products look brilliant and vibrant. Other lights with low CRI ratings will make the same products drab and lifeless.

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About UPRtek

United Power Research and Technology

UPRtek (est. 2010) is a manufacturer of portable, high-precision light measurement instruments; Handheld Spectrometers, PAR meters, Spectroradiometers, Light Calibration Solutions.

UPRtek HQ, R&D and manufacturing are all based out of Taiwan, with Worldwide representation through our certified Global Resellers.

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What is Metamerism?

Imagine you’re at a department store and find a shirt and pant combination. Despite being from different brands, they have perfectly matched colors. However, when you return home and try them on, you’re annoyed to find that the colors are slightly different.  We explain all about metamerism, from big picture to essential details.

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