Bridgelux Research Study Reveals Leading Lighting Specifiers’ Preference For Thrive Natural Light


FREMONT, California – December 2021 – Bridgelux (, the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative LED solutions, announces the results of a study commissioned by the company for its innovative full spectrum product family, Thrive. The aim of the study was to determine whether top designers would recognize a difference between Thrive and 90 CRI products and to find out which light source looked more natural based on their expert opinion.

The study used a complement of Thrive and 90+ CRI LEDs at three popular color temperatures: 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K. The light sources were placed inside a box and attached to a switch. Common items in different colors and finishes as well as a standard color chart have been placed under the LEDs inside the box. The designers were able to rotate in each CCT to discern the differences. Their comments were recorded on a series of 18 separate tests. On this wide range of objects, Thrive was preferred 88% of the time versus 8% for 90 CRIs and 4% undecided. The enthusiastic response to Thrive was typical with one lighting designer saying “It was like sunlight was coming through the window.” A one-minute video showing how the designers embraced Thrive’s natural spectrum can be viewed here:

Thrive uses large chip technology and a special phosphor blend to fill the common cyan void that plagues most LED solutions. Technology is at the heart of Sylvania’s TruWave technology for its popular Nature â„¢ Lamp series of products. Thanks to Thrive’s full spectrum approach, Thrive is better able to match the sun’s spectrum to all color temperatures. The benefits of the natural sun spectrum with Thrive include reduced eye strain, less fragmented sleep, and a higher sense of emotional well-being.

“The development of new LED technologies often takes place in a vacuum,” explains Tim Lester, CEO of Bridgelux. “It’s hard to know if the designers will like it. However, by following the natural spectrum of the sun as closely as possible, we were able to anticipate the positive reactions. Even so, the overwhelming support from high-end, high-impact specifiers is humbling and lets us know we’ve achieved our goal. “

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