Measuring Pulse-Width Modulated Sources
Pulse-width modulation is a useful method to control the luminance of LED bulbs for lighting and display applications. However, sources with PWM can be difficult to measure accurately. Radiant's application engineering team recently performed a series of tests to determine the most effective way to measure pulse-width modulated sources using a ProMetric® I16 Imaging Colorimeter and TrueTest™ Software.
This How-To Guide outlines the results of the study. In it you'll learn how to adapt measurement parameters, including
- Determining how much of an effect PWM is having on on your measurements
- A method of averaging luminance values to correct for the impact of PWM
- Techniques for adjusting exposure times, duty cycle, f/# and more to mitigate the effect of PWM and obtain accurate measurements