Your practical usages of high CRI flashlights?

I don’t know why I buy high CRI emitter flashlights, mainly it’s due to this place. I take the advice of respected members who I trust and that goes into my purchasing choice. I used to only buy 6500k any CRI lights, ive now changed and don’t like using those cold lights as much anymore.

I use high CRI lights for night and urbex photography - link to my insta to see the resulting photos are in my signature.

Hood stuff…Keep talking…close to me spending more money.

Just switched my fence post lights to warm. So much nicer.

The way this question read in my mind was “What are the practical uses of flavoring food”?

Someone saying they don’t see the point of High CRI lights is like someone saying they don’t see the point in flavoring food.

If all you ate was diarrhea and someone came along and gave you a solid turd and told you it was a steak…

Some of ya’ll are way too used to confusing turds for steaks :wink:

This has been my Ted Talk, Thank you for coming.

That is hilarious and accurate.

I’m also feel the same way where I prefer high CRI vs high lumens for my EDC.

BUTTT, you can also get high CRI with 5000K+ temperature. An example is the Nichia Optisolis SM653-P9-Rfa00 6500K LED. It has the highest CRI that I believe you can get from an LED. It’s like other high CRI LEDs where the lumens is not that great. It also has a slight bluish tint which is expected for 6500K, but renders colors amazingly well!

Personally I prefer a temperature between 4000-5000K, but high CRI is still most important to me.

I get the feeling this thread was to garner ideas on how to market high cri.

High CRI sells itself if you’ve properly experienced it.

But for those that have not, I would ask them these 2 questions as a retailer.

Are you familiar with the benefits of polarized glasses? What about the benefits of a 4K television? Ok great, well High CRI is like a cross between both of those technologies except for all real life around you. But if you’re the kind of consumer that is happy buying the absolute cheapest TV with the worst image you can find, then a High CRI flashlight may not be right for you. :slight_smile:

I think you missed my point

That…or maybe you didn’t actually make the point you thought you did.

rolling eyes

These XTar threads seem to be about philosophical discussion. Either XTar likes the conversations or they are are a marketing ploy.

High CRI light pleased my eyes than the low CRI one.

This, plus xtars threads are itself marketing, giving the brand visibility with not much effort. I might be mistaken, but he starts topics but never really enters the discussion.

In all honesty I don’t see it as a problem. Xtar is following the trend of hobbyists, which is the cutting edge and the way forward. The more decent leds that flood the market the better right…? Sure I may not clearly notice the difference myself but I’m sure there are a lot of Muggles out there with better eyesight than me. I say muggles because I’m pretty sure most hobbyists are aware of cri and make their own choices.

I just wanted to comment that it looked like a marketing ploy. If xtar was straight up and said so I wouldn’t have posted.

Agree, it always bugs me when someone starts a thread and then walks away from it without another comment.

CRI is 1st factor I consider when buying EDC, second one is regulated output.
If not high CRI and crap driver I don’t bother.
Thrower is a different story, CRI is not cruicial.

I agree 100% on EDC which is typically a small but powerful light and mainly used for short distances. With throwers, like a C8, they are not EDC and when used for seeing 200 meters downrange CRI is not a factor to me.

Maybe in other words, when life has got ya down, and yer bored with yer surroundings, CRI your eyes out. You’ll feel better in the morning. :laughing: :beer:

Perfect world is a flashlight that puts out 300lm/W (no heat) at 95CRI in every colour temperature.
And solid state lithium batteries with capacities several times what we have now and last almost forever.