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    Getting old or just lamps?

    My wife and I play a game each night that has colored, numbered tiles. The last month or so I have been having a difficult time telling the worn orange tiles from the reds. I decided it was time to replace the 10 year old CFL G24 base lamps. 2700K with 87 CRI, IIRC.

    New LED are 2700K with unknown CRI. There is a major difference in color recognition. Have the lamps improved that much?

    I know the others were at EOL and served well with no failures.
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    I believe CFL's are a retna damaging ultra-violet source, and the worst color-rendering lamps ever made.

    My best light is bounced off the ceiling, from a floor lamp. I started with incandescent, then adjusted to lower output 600 lumen high CRI LED's.

    My my eyes adjust comfortably to fully diffused, low level, high-color rendering lamps, until family members intrude & nuke me with the overhead light.
    Roger Ramjet NoFixNoPay

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramsy View Post
    ... CFL's are ... the worst color-rendering lamps ever made. ...
    Have you forgotten mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drcampbell View Post
    Have you forgotten mercury vapor and high-pressure sodium?
    Low pressure.

    He is getting old. I originally thought it was just me getting old. Can’t see stuff. Cataract surgery just around the corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    My wife and I play a game each night that has colored, numbered tiles. The last month or so I have been having a difficult time telling the worn orange tiles from the reds.
    ...
    I know the others were at EOL and served well with no failures.
    I know incandescents are more of a reddish color; and some fluorescents are as well (daylight vs 'warm'). That would make reds and oranges blur together.

    Fluorescent lights come in assorted CRIs. I was seriously considering making a light table to sort photographic slides-- the plans specified a fluorescent tube with 'daylight' and high CRI to prevent color confusion! Now, LEDs come in assorted colors as well.

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