Metrics for Light Source Design

  • Talha ErdemEmail author
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


In this part of this brief, we summarize the metrics that need to be considered for designing light sources. We start with metrics on the shade of color and then continue with color rendering and photometry.


Color temperature Color rendering index Color quality scale Luminous efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)Bilkent UniversityÇankayaTurkey

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