Tutorial: Color Rendering and its Applications in Lighting
Houser, Kevin * Mossman, Michele * × Smet, Kevin * Whitehead, Lorne * #
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Leukos vol:12 issue:1-2 pages:7-26
This tutorial explains how the human perception of color rendering arises, in terms of the underlying phenomena of light and vision, and using those concepts it presents a clear explanation of the CIE Color Rendering Index. The strengths and weaknesses of the CIE Color Rendering Index are reviewed and some common misunderstandings about color rendering are addressed. It is suitable for self-study, with learning outcomes stated at the beginning and a conceptual summary provided at the end.