ASTM International - ASTM E811-95(2001)
Standard Practice for Measuring Colorimetric Characteristics of Retroreflectors Under Nighttime Conditions
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
|ICS Code (Road equipment and installations):||93.080.30|
significance And Use:
This practice describes a procedure for measuring the color appearance of retroreflectors as seen under nighttime conditions of illumination and viewing. CIE Standard Source A has been chosen to... View More
This practice describes a procedure for measuring the color appearance of retroreflectors as seen under nighttime conditions of illumination and viewing. CIE Standard Source A has been chosen to represent a tungsten automobile headlamp. Although the geometry must be specified by the user of this practice, it will, in general, correspond to the relationship between the vehicle headlamp, the retroreflector, and the vehicle driver'eyes. Thus, the chromaticity coordinates determined by the procedures in this practice describe numerically the nighttime appearance of the retroreflector.5View Less
1.1 This practice describes the instrumental determination of retroreflected chromaticity coordinates of retro- reflectors. It includes the techniques used in a photometric range to measure retroreflected (nighttime) chromaticity with either a telecolorimeter or telespectroradiomete
1.2 This practice covers the general measurement procedures. Additional requirements for specific tests and specifications are described in Section 7.
1.3 The description of the geometry used in the nighttime colorimetry of retroreflectors is described in Practice E808 and the methods for calculation of chromaticity are contained in Test Method E308.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.