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Colours of objects produced by light due to reflection & absorption

  1. May 21, 2012 #1
    Colours of objects produced by light due to reflection & absorption!!!

    Hi fellow members!
    We know that colours of our surrounding things is due to the absorption & reflection of particular wavelength of light. But we also see same colours of objects in bulb light aur tube light. Do they also have seven wavelengths of light as light have?
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  3. May 21, 2012 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Re: Colours of objects produced by light due to reflection & absorption!!!

    It depends on the light source. An incandescent source will produce a very different spectrum than a fluorescent or gas discharge lamp. You may have noticed how a sodium vapour street lamp affects your perception of colour, for example. This page explains the different spectra for these lamps

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