Measuring Instruments

Giving Shape to Ideas

Precise Color Communication

Although the human eye cannot quantify colors accurately, with a colorimeter it's simple. As we have seen previously, unlike the subjective expressions commonly used by people to describe colors verbally, colorimeters express colors numerically according to international standards. By expressing colors in this way, it makes it possible for anyone to understand what color is being expressed. Further, a person's perception of a single color may change depending on the background or on the light source illuminating the color. Colorimeters have sensitivities corresponding to those of the human eye, but because they always take measurements using the same light source and illumination method, the measurement conditions will be the same, regardless of whether it's day or night, indoors or outdoors. This makes accurate measurements simple.
Using the color spaces discussed previously, confirm the numerical values for your measurement object.


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