dominant wavelength

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wavelength, dominant (of a colour stimulus, not purple) 

Wavelength of the monochromatic light stimulus that, when combined in suitable proportions with the specified achromatic light stimulus, yields a match with the colour stimulus considered. Note: When the dominant wavelength cannot be given (this applies to purples), its place is taken by the complementary wavelength (CIE). See complementary colour.
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That is, it has been habitual in the scientific-technological community to consider hue perception as strongly determined by dominant wavelength (or chromatic angle.
This gap is larger in Figure 2C, because most of the light tiles are concentrated near the dominant wavelength corresponding to the NCS "Y" (Yellow, 576.
In addition to its inherent value, this information makes obvious that the colourimetric specification of a basic category can not be made only in terms of dominant wavelength, but must also include lightness and saturation.
The following parameters will be used to perform the colourimetric evaluation: dominant wavelength ([[lambda].
On the other hand, four parameters must be considered to specify their qualitative aspects: purity (P), dominant wavelength ([[lambda].
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.
Changes in the dominant wavelength of only a few nanometers can be perceived as a large color shift by an observer.
The dominant wavelength is derived from the CIE Chromaticity Diagram and represents the color of the lamp.
Recent advances in materials and manufacture have resulted in the commercial availability of light emitting diodes (LEDs) with narrow spectral distributions, high power, and dominant wavelengths spanning the entire visible spectrum (2).
The displays -- with typical dominant wavelengths of 631 nm and 589 nm, respectively feature typical luminosity of 6 mcd per segment at 10 mA for full visibility at distances up to 7 m.