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Document ID (ISN)27549
CIS number 77-1293
ISSN - Serial title 0032-082X - Plant Engineering
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hughes P.C., McNelis J.F.
Title Safety color perception under HID lighting.
Bibliographic information 16 Sep. 1976, Vol.30, No.19, p.128-130. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract This study attempted to discover (1) if any safety colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) could not be identified under mercury, metal halide or high-pressure sodium lighting and (2) if these light sources are sufficient for discrimination of the colours. Plant conditions were reproduced for discrimination of the colours. Excellent mean identification was realised for all colours except orange under mercury lighting. The mean of observers correctly identifying the colours under incandescent, various types of mercury arc, metal halide, and high-pressure sodium lighting at 10 foot-candles was 99%; at 5 foot-candles it was 97.8%.
Descriptors (primary) safety colours; visibility; artificial lighting; lighting and colour
Descriptors (secondary) arc lamps; subjective assessment
Document type -
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Lighting and colour
Ergonomics