ASTM E2073 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Photopic Luminance of Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Markings

    Active Standard ASTM E2073 | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.01


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    Significance and Use

    To assess how photoluminescent markings perform under identical test conditions, the luminance shall be measured in accordance with this test method (see Specification E 2072).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for determining the photopic luminance of photoluminescent (phosphorescent) markings. It does not cover scotopic or mesopic measurements.

    1.2 When reference is made regarding photoluminescence in the text of this test method, it implies phosphorescence.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

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

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E2072 Specification for Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings

    Other Standards

    PublicationCIENo.69( Methods of characterizing illuminance meters and luminance meters; Performance, characteristics and specifications Available from U.S. National Committee of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination), C/o Thomas M. Lemons, TLA-Lighting Consultants, Inc., 7 Pond St., Salem, MA 01970, http://www.cie-usnc.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.100 (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2073-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2073-10, Standard Test Method for Photopic Luminance of Photoluminescent (Phosphorescent) Markings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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