ASTM-E1455 Standard Practice for Obtaining Colorimetric Data from a Visual Display Unit Using Tristimulus Colorimeters

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Standard Practice for Obtaining Colorimetric Data from a Visual Display Unit Using Tristimulus Colorimeters



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1.1 This practice is intended as an aid for improving the accuracy of colorimetric measurements made with tristimulus colorimeters on visual display units, such as cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and self-luminous flat-panel displays. It explains a useful step in the analysis of colorimetric data that takes advantage of the fact that light from such displays consists of an additive mixture of three primary colored lights. However, it is not a complete specification of how such measurements should be made.

1.2 This practice is limited to display devices and colorimetric instruments that meet linearity criteria as defined in the practice. It is not concerned with effects that might cause measurement bias such as temporal or geometric differences between the instrument being optimized and the instrument used for reference.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Calibration-spectroradiometric instrumentation; Chromaticity; CIE color-scale system; Color; Colorimetric analysis; Data analysis; Errors; Illumination; Instrumental measurement-color/light; Irradiance/irradiation; Light-transmission and reflection; Object-color specimens; Performance-laboratory instrumentation; Radiant energy; Reflectance and reflectivity; Spectral data; Total/normal reflectance/transmittance; Transmittance; Tristimulus value; Visual display unit (VDU); obtaining colorimetric data from a visual display unit (for minimizing errors), using tristimulus colorimeters; ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light); 35.180 (IT terminal and other peripheral equipment)

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