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bill_mcgonigle

Member Since: May 17, 2012

Country: United States

  • And Oldsmobile made the first blue car. That doesn’t mean they get to trademark blue cars.

    I saw this Fluke image on their Facebook page:

    https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/p235x165/1486759_10151967614270592_1803818963_n.jpg

    and just happen to have a screen color sampler in my toolbar. At the brightest spot on the trim, this meter is (216,121,1) - decidedly orange. The darker spots are more orange. None of the samples that I took show a border color anything near yellow. Orange is OK for visibility purposes but safety yellow has specific tuning for the human visual system.

    And that’s why there are so many yellow-banded meters on the market - the human eye can see them easily. I’m just glad Daimler Benz didn’t trademark red brakelights.

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