Metrology of Appearance

  1. French College of Metrology
  1. A. Razet,
  2. N. Pousset and
  3. G. Obein

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch41

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

How to Cite

French College of Metrology (2009) Metrology of Appearance, in Transverse Disciplines in Metrology, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch41

Author Information

  1. LNE-INM/Cnam 61 Rue du Landy F-93210 La Plaine-Saint-Denis – France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848210486

Online ISBN: 9780470611371



  • color rendering index;
  • reflection factor;
  • physical measurements;
  • visual measurements;
  • real samples


Color rendering index, calculated from the CIE publication, is not applicable correctly to light emitting diodes (LED).

The development of a new indicator for the characterization of this property appears necessary and falls within the scope of the metrology of appearance. A new project developed at LNE-INM/Cnam in this field is presented in this paper.