Purkinje Phenomenon

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The reduction in the luminosity of a red light relative to that of a blue light when the luminances are reduced in the same proportion without changing the respective spectral distributions.


Note: In passing from photopic to scotopic vision, the spectral luminous efficiencies change, the wavelength of maximum efficiency being displaced towards the shorter wavelengths.

Reference: C.I.E.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

Contrast

Celsius (previously Centigrade)

Capacitance

charge current

Intensity

Illuminance

Energy

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