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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: A209–A215

Influence of the correlated color temperature of a light source on the color discrimination capacity of the observer

Pedro J. Pardo, Eduardo M. Cordero, María Isabel Suero, and Ángel L. Pérez  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. A209-A215 (2012)

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It is well known that there are different preferences in correlated color temperature of light sources for daily living activities or for viewing artistic paintings. There are also data relating the capacity of observers to make judgments on color differences with the spectral power distribution of the light source used. The present work describes a visual color discrimination experiment whose results confirm the existence of a relationship between the correlated color temperature of a light source and the color discrimination capacities of the observers.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism

ToC Category:
Chromatic discrimination

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: January 26, 2012

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Pedro J. Pardo, Eduardo M. Cordero, María Isabel Suero, and Ángel L. Pérez, "Influence of the correlated color temperature of a light source on the color discrimination capacity of the observer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, A209-A215 (2012)

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