TECH BRIEFING
Colour gamut

Colour gamut is a measure of how colourful a scene will appear under a given light source. Sources with a high colour gamut generally make objects appear brighter and more colourful.

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LOR

Light Output Ratio – the percentage of light emitted from the light source that makes it out of the luminaire. An LOR of 70 means 30 per cent of the light from lamp is lost inside the reflector and light fitting.

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CFL

Popularly referred to as energy-saving lamps, compact fluorescent lamps have a poor image because of perceived deficiencies in colour, power and speed to full output. But massive improvements have been made in all these areas thanks to substantial investment by the big lamp manufacturers.