The Color-Rendering Index (CRI) for light source is a quantitative measure of the capability to preserve color appearance of illuminated objects. Recently, CRI has had a renewed interest because of the new LED-based lighting systems. These sources usually have a Color-Rendering Index rather low, but a good preservation of color appearance and a pleasant visual appeal. Various attempts to develop a more reliable new color-rendering index have been done so far, but researchers are still working on the topic. This article presents the open issues related to CRI and discusses some of the approaches available in literature. In order to have a baseline to verify the above points, we present an experiment performed with human observers to assess the appearance preservation of a color under a set of light sources. The test protocol uses 3D reference objects and can be used as an alternative way to assess CRI. The results are then compared with a range of available color rendering indices. The goal is not to make a rank among CRIs, rather to assess their variability relative to human judgment through different setups and light sources. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Experimental assessment of color-rendering indices and color appearance under varying setups

Fumagalli, S.
2015

Abstract

The Color-Rendering Index (CRI) for light source is a quantitative measure of the capability to preserve color appearance of illuminated objects. Recently, CRI has had a renewed interest because of the new LED-based lighting systems. These sources usually have a Color-Rendering Index rather low, but a good preservation of color appearance and a pleasant visual appeal. Various attempts to develop a more reliable new color-rendering index have been done so far, but researchers are still working on the topic. This article presents the open issues related to CRI and discusses some of the approaches available in literature. In order to have a baseline to verify the above points, we present an experiment performed with human observers to assess the appearance preservation of a color under a set of light sources. The test protocol uses 3D reference objects and can be used as an alternative way to assess CRI. The results are then compared with a range of available color rendering indices. The goal is not to make a rank among CRIs, rather to assess their variability relative to human judgment through different setups and light sources. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
illuminants;Color rendering;color preference;color appearance;measurements
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