Light Reflectance Value Paint in Southern California

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

On the index of paint samples you'll often find the acronym LRV. Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a method of gauging the paint’s quality of light and is a useful tool for both the painting contractor and consumer. LRV measures the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated. LRV does not deal with intensity of color but rather lightness or darkness.

On the LRV scale, pure black is 5% and pure white is 85%. If your paint is closer to 85%, it will reflect more light, whether natural or fluorescent.

Benefits to High Light Reflectance Value Paint:

  • High LRV paint will increase employee safety. Employees will be able to see surroundings more easily and may trip or fall less frequently.
  • High LRV paint is environmentally-friendly. Fewer fixtures and dimmer lights translates to your business consuming a lower amount of electricity.
  • High LRV paint saves you money. With a decreased need for energy from electricity, your bills will lower without having to sacrifice light quality.

Whether you’re looking for floor paint or thinking of changing the shade of your walls, you can always balance your business’ particular aesthetic with the value that a higher LRV paint can provide. If you’re looking for a painting contractor for your facility, Cor-Ray Painting Company is experienced with painting high LRV shades in the Central and Southern California area. For more information, please call (562) 906-9770 or read more about Cor-Ray’s painting and coating services.

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