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Pilot Study on Daytime Color Appearance of Retroreflective Sheeting



Wendy L. Davis, Carl C. Miller, Jason Kennedy, Carl Andersen


In this experiment, reference instrument measurements of the chromaticity of retroreflective materials were compared with human visual perceptions of their colors under daytime conditions. A hue scaling method was used to measure perceived color. Four white and four yellow sample chromaticities were measured for six types of retroreflective materials, as well as one diffuse non-retroreflective material. The pattern of results obtained with instrument measurements were found to be consistent with human perceptual data.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings for Quadrennial CIE Session | 2007 | CIE
Conference Dates
July 4-11, 2007
Conference Location
Beijing, CH
Conference Title
CIE, International Commission on Illumination


chromaticity, daytime, hue scaling, retroreflection


Davis, W. , Miller, C. , Kennedy, J. and Andersen, C. (2007), Pilot Study on Daytime Color Appearance of Retroreflective Sheeting, Proceedings for Quadrennial CIE Session | 2007 | CIE, Beijing, CH (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created July 11, 2007, Updated June 14, 2017