Color Analysis

Color is a human perception of the properties of the world formed by the interaction of light reaching the eye and interpreted by the brain. As a first step in color analysis, we can quantify the eye’s response by measuring the light that reaches the eye either directly or after it interacts with matter. Accurate color measurement requires precise spectroscopic characterization of illuminants and the reflectance or transmittance of the material being measured.

Use Ocean Optics Spectrometers for Color Applications

Reflected Color

  • Color analysis of paints, dyes, pigments
  • Color matching of finished goods
  • QC of raw materials

Emissive Color

  • Color monitoring in digital displays
  • Color analysis in lighting for built environments 
  • LED binning/sorting 

Color Measurement Setup

Here’s an example color system that uses an integrating sphere for sampling; a reflection probe is another option. Multiple color measurement configurations are possible. Learn more about color measurements.

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