Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

Optimum display luminance dependence on ambient illuminance

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Seung-Ryeol Kim, Seung-Hyuck Lee, Dong-Hwan Jeon, Jeong-Sik Kim, Seung-Woo Lee

Kyung Hee University, Department of Information Display and Advanced Display Research Center, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea

Opt. Eng. 56(1), 017110 (Jan 25, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.017110
History: Received August 17, 2016; Accepted January 4, 2017
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Abstract.  Viewing high luminance displays under low light conditions causes unbearable glare. On the other hand, viewing low luminance displays under bright light conditions reduces visibility. We investigate the comfortable display luminance range for several different conditions of ambient illuminance through a psychophysical experiment, which involved 30 subjects. The obtained upper (lower) limits of the comfortable zone were 516 (113), 574 (116), 612 (130), 664 (154), 737 (177), 790 (204), and 836 (246)  cd/m2, for ambient illuminances of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, and 5000 lx, respectively.

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Topics

Displays ; LCDs

Citation

Seung-Ryeol Kim ; Seung-Hyuck Lee ; Dong-Hwan Jeon ; Jeong-Sik Kim and Seung-Woo Lee
"Optimum display luminance dependence on ambient illuminance", Opt. Eng. 56(1), 017110 (Jan 25, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.1.017110


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