dominant wavelength


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dominant wavelength

[′däm·ə·nənt ′wāv‚leŋkth]
(optics)
The single wavelength of light that, when combined in suitable proportions with a reference standard light, matches the color of a given sample.
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The premium HSMF-C115 uses brighter InGaN green, with 525 nm dominant wavelength and 170-mcd typical brightness.
The 470 nm typical dominant wavelength for blue and 521 nm typical wavelength for green are well suited to color mixing in full-color signs.
Their 470 nm typical dominant wavelength for blue and 530 nm typical wavelength for green are well suited to color mixing in full color signs, and the 500 nm typical dominant wavelength for cyan is suitable for traffic signal applications.
Use of Accucolor extends the large range of measurement parameters that are already possible with the RPM series of systems to now include dominant wavelength, chroma and the color co-ordinate.
The dominant wavelength is derived from the CIE Chromaticity Diagram and represents the color of the lamp.