LIGHTING COLOR STANDARDS GET NEW DAY-NIGHT REVIEW

A SERIES OF OUTDOOR DAY-NIGHT TESTS WERE CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE SAE LIGHTING COMMITTEE SHOULD RE-EXAMINE ITS STANDARDS ON AUTOMOTIVE SIGNAL LIGHT COLORS. THE TESTS ALSO OPENED THE POSSIBLITY OF SAE LIGHTING COLOR STANDARDS FOR BLUE AND GREEN AS EMERGENCY VEHICLE SIGNALLING COLORS. A THIRD GOAL WAS TO CONSIDER A TEST METHOD FOR EVALUATING CERTAIN SIGNAL DEVICES WHOSE APPARENT COLOR VARIES WITH THE DIRECTION OF VIEW. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE YELLOW-RED TESTS WERE A FIRST EXPOSURE TO THE STANDARDS DIFFERENCES, WHILE THE BLUE-GREEN TESTS WERE AIMED MORE AT POSSIBLE QUANTIFYING AND LIMITING THEIR CHROMATIC CHARACTERISTICS FOR USE AS VEHICLE SIGNAL LIGHTS.

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    • VOL 81 NO 9 PP 25,123
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM