Originally Posted by fjames
Not sure you can achieve the same effect, but haven't looked that hard. Chances of finding a 90+ CRI bulb in a general merchandise store would be pretty slim I'd guess, and it makes a significant difference. LEDs will probably always suck because of their limited spectrum, whereas fluorescents are the goto for broad spectrum lighting I believe.
Precisely. Recent improvements are being made to the spectral power distribution performance of "daylight spectrum" LED products, but they are very expensive. Such products can be found intended for technically demanding professional studio lighting, etc. The high cost is largely an economics of scale issue. The mass market does not care so much about color rendering. Most lighting consumers want bright, convenient, and cheap. Excellence in color performance usually comes at a higher cost.
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