Abstract

Lighting conditions nominated for color vision testing are many and varied. The recommendation of CIE color rendering index (CIE CRI) $ {\ge} {90}$ and correlated color temperature of close to 6500 K is widely made for color vision testing generally. With the demise of incandescent and fluorescent lighting and their replacement by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), this is an opportune time to revisit the recommendation. In this paper, we consider the current sources, acceptable and unacceptable, and improvements to the recommendation as it applies to the Farnsworth–Munsell 100 Hue Test (FM100Hue Test). We conclude that there is no need to treat LEDs as a special case but propose a modified CRI measure.

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