In the study, 6 out of 19 comparisons between full spectrum and standard LEDs showed statistically significant differences.
For instance, when it came to the subjective evaluation of naturalness and comfort, the full-spectrum LEDs produced better results than the standard LEDs. In the performance tests (concentration, gloss assessed with gloss sorting cards, material sorting), the researchers did not identify any short-term effects. The standard LEDs did not perform better than the full-spectrum LEDs in any of the comparisons in the study.
The technical evaluation showed that, up till now, the high complexity and costs involved have severely restricted the use of daylight spectra in architectural lighting systems. With the advent of LED technology, and through the use of full spectrum LEDs, for the first time unrivaled color rendering can be achieved over a wide range of color temperatures. Unlike in the past, it is now possible to imitate daylight in artificial lighting solutions.