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Publication Citation: Measuring the Luminance of a Retroreflective Sign

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Author(s): Carl C. Miller; T Heimer; Tim Donahue; M Schwartz; David Kuniega;
Title: Measuring the Luminance of a Retroreflective Sign
Published: Date Unknown
Abstract: The area of retroreflective signage for traffic control is moving from fixed retroreflective requirements to a traffic scenario/performance based system. CIE Technical Report 54.2, Retroreflection: Definition and Measurement , published in 2001, offers several methods for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance. In this experiment, two CIE 54.2 methods, The Ratio Method and The Direct Luminance Method, along with a new method, Total Luminous Flux Method, are compared in the laboratory and through uncertainty analysis. The results show the Total Luminous Flux method has the potential for the lowest measurement uncertainty and implementation of the Direct Luminance method is not trivial showing errors as large as 20 % are easily possible.
Conference: CIE International Commission on Illumination
Proceedings: Conference Proceeding of the International Commission on Illumination | 26th | 2007 | CIE |
Location: Beijing, CH
Dates: July 4-11, 2007
Keywords: luminance;retroreflection;uncertainty
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