LED TM-30 - Learning Objectives
Why use TM-30?
Since LED light sources do not mimic daylight, there is a need to have some metrics for comparison to familiar light sources of sunlight, incandescent and halogen. Lighting Facts is a good start; however, to consider more details than Kelvin & CRI, use TM-30 metrics.
The 99 colors used for testing includes printed materials, skin tones, natural objects, paints and textiles.
TM-30 Tests for 99 Colors
TM-30 Color Type Key:
A-Nature B-Skin C-Textiles D-Paints E-Plastics F-Printed Materials G-Color Systems
TM-30 Color Rendering Test Colors
TM-30-18 as a Spec Tool
Learn about TM-30’s Annex E – the key to using TM-30 in a spec – in my free webinar on ETC’s Learning Stages. MyETC account (also free) required. https://courses.etcconnect.com/course/view.php?id=163. AIA credit available. ETC Product Technology Specialist – Color - Wendy Luedtke
tm-30-primer_hubbell.pdf click image for printable PDF on TM-30
Lighting Facts - A simpler test, not TM30
ANSI/IES TM-30-18 - IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition