AbstractThe colour rendering properties of 21 phosphor converted LED light sources (pc LED) with different Rf and Rg values as in the Fidelity Index and Gamut Index of the TM30–15 have been investigated. Scenarios illuminated by pc LEDs, a fluorescent lamp (FL) and a tungsten halogen lamp (THL) were presented to 34 subjects. An assortment of coloured objects was arranged identically in two adjoining booths and participants rated the test scenarios in comparison with the reference illuminant (THL). For colour quality, both indexes are reflected in the observer’s ratings. The Fidelity Index strongly correlates with the colour difference and colour shift perceived; the Gamut Index with the subjects’ ratings of the colour saturation. Participants found the best match with the fluorescent lamp (Rf = 80/ Rg = 100) to be the pc LEDs with Rf = 75/ Rg = 105 and Rf = 80/ Rg = 105.
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