LED lighting has come a long way. Recent advancements have them more versatile, ultra efficient, less expensive, and more accessible than ever before. LED lightbulbs are a prime example of how one piece of technology can go from being a specialty item to a household product in just a few years.
But there are factors that are still holding back LEDs. Despite their many improvements, these bulbs still need to be improved in someways to make them a complete replacement for conventional incandescent lightbulbs.
“…many LEDs still do not have a color rendering index that comes close to that of incandescents, which have a CRI of 100. A report from the U.S. Department of Energy last year found that some efficiency may have to be sacrificed to meet the color requirements of consumers, who often prefer a multi-directional, warm light.”
How soon will manufacturers overcome this latest LED obstacle and pave the way for LEDs to become a primary lighting source in most homes and businesses?