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About light

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #1
    which colour is brightest (red monochromatic light, green monochromatic light and blue monochromatic light )? and which light will give highest radiant flux? why?
    Thank you
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  3. Apr 14, 2010 #2


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    This is like asking, "which sound is loudest: bass, treble, or midrange?"

    In other words, you need more information! :confused:
  4. Apr 14, 2010 #3
    If you know the wave length of each light you can try to find its frequency...
    As jtbell said: it is somewhat difficult to say with less information that you gave.
    But brightness is something related to convergence angle, bandwidth, etc..i.e. it mainly depends on collimation.
  5. Apr 14, 2010 #4
    Wavelength of Maximum Human (Optical) Sensitivity: "The eye is most sensitive to green light (555 nm) because green stimulates two of the three kinds of cones, L and M, almost equally."

    So green light would be perceived as "brighter" by the human visual system.
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