adaptation luminance

adaptation luminance

[‚a‚dap′tā·shən ′lü·mə·nəns]
(optics)
The average luminance, or brightness, of objects and surfaces in the immediate vicinity of an observer estimating the visual range. Also known as adaptation brightness; adaptation illuminance; adaptation level; brightness level; field brightness; field luminance.
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where [V.sub.mes]([lambda]) is the mesopic luminous efficiency function under given conditions, M(m) is a normalizing function such that [V.sub.mes]([lambda]) attains a maximum value of 1, and m is a coefficient dependent on the adaptation luminance and spectrum.
2 describes the degree of change from photopic to mesopic luminance for different adaptation luminances. The range of the multiplier (above and below 1.0) corresponds to the magnitude of the effect of spectrum, increasing as adaptation luminance decreases.
DGI is computed from a formula that was developed to account for the effects of source brightness, size, location relative to line of sight, and adaptation luminance. Table 3 lists the mean subjective response to values from the DGI formula as measured in environments with windows.
In practice, adaptation luminance is usually taken as the average luminance in the relevant viewpoint, but it is a gross simplification.

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