ASTM E1341 - 06(2011)e1

    Standard Practice for Obtaining Spectroradiometric Data from Radiant Sources for Colorimetry

    Active Standard ASTM E1341 | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    The fundamental method for obtaining CIE tristimulus values or other color coordinates for describing the colors of radiant sources is by the use of spectroradiometric measurements. These measurements are used by summation together with numerical values representing the CIE 1931 Standard Observer (CIE Publication 015:2004) and normalized to Km, the maximum spectral luminous efficacy function, with a value of 683 lm/W.

    This practice provides a procedure for selecting the operating parameters of spectroradiometers used for providing the desired precision spectroradiometric data, for their calibration, and for the physical standards required for calibration.

    Special requirements for characterizing sources of light possessing narrow or discontinuous spectra are presented and discussed. Modifications to the procedures of Practice E308 are given to correct for the unusual nature of narrow or discontinuous sources.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice prescribes the instrumental measurement requirements, calibration procedures, and physical standards needed for precise spectroradiometric data for characterizing the color and luminance of radiant sources.

    1.2 This practice lists the parameters that must be specified when spectroradiometric measurements are required in specific methods, practices, or specifications.

    1.3 This practice describes the unique calculation procedures required to determine basic colorimetric data of luminous sources.

    1.4 This practice is general in scope rather than specific as to instrument, object, or material.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.6 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E275 Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometers

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System

    E387 Test Method for Estimating Stray Radiant Power Ratio of Dispersive Spectrophotometers by the Opaque Filter Method

    E925 Practice for Monitoring the Calibration of Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers whose Spectral Bandwidth does not Exceed 2 nm

    E958 Practice for Measuring Practical Spectral Bandwidth of Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometers

    NIST Publications

    NISTTechnicalNote594 Photometric Calibration Procedures

    CIE Publications

    CIEPublicationNo.63 Spectroradiometric Measurement of Light Sources, 1984

    IES Standard

    IESGuidetoSpectrorad

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/IESRP-16-1980 Nomenclature and Definitions for Illuminating Engineering


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115318(Colorimeters)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1341-06R11E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1341-06(2011)e1, Standard Practice for Obtaining Spectroradiometric Data from Radiant Sources for Colorimetry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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