Applications of Colorimeters in Electronics and Displays


Electronics is the field encompassing the study and manipulation of electron behavior to design components, circuits, and systems for a myriad of applications. It spans digital and analog realms, involving components like transistors and integrated circuits, signal processing, and power management. Displays are devices vital for visually presenting information and come in forms such as LCDs, OLEDs, and LEDs, serving as interfaces between electronics and users. These displays, whether traditional like CRTs or advanced like e-paper, play a pivotal role in applications ranging from smartphones and TVs to signage and e-readers, continually advancing with technology to offer better resolution, energy efficiency, and overall user experience.

Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s colorimeters are sometimes referred to as Colorimeters, Chromameters, Hue analyzers, Color detectors, Spectral colorimeters, Pigment analyzers, Color quantifiers, Chroma meters, Shade analyzers, Color spectrometers, Tint meters.


GAO Tek’s colorimeters have the following applications in electronics and displays:

  • Quality Control in Electronics Manufacturing: Colorimeters are used to ensure consistent color and quality of electronic components, circuit boards, and device housings, maintaining standards and identifying defects.
  • Display Calibration: Colorimeters are employed to calibrate the color settings of monitors, TVs, projectors, and other displays to achieve accurate color representation, improved color consistency, and optimal viewing experiences.
  • Color Matching: Colorimeters help in matching colors of different electronic components, parts, or materials, ensuring coherence in the final product’s appearance.
  • Printed Circuit Board Inspection: Colorimeters aid in inspecting printed circuit boards for defects, verifying color-coded components and solder joints for accuracy and quality.
  • Uniformity Testing: In displays, colorimeters are utilized to assess uniformity across the screen, identifying areas with uneven brightness or color distribution.
  • Material Characterization: Colorimeters are used to characterize the color properties of materials used in displays, such as substrates and coatings, enabling improvements in color accuracy and consistency.
  • Color Verification: Colorimeters verify the accuracy of color-coded indicators, labels, and LEDs on electronic devices, ensuring they convey the intended information.
  • LED Testing: Colorimeters analyze the color output of LEDs, ensuring they meet desired specifications and standards.
  • Device Aesthetics: Colorimeters contribute to achieving desired aesthetics in electronic devices, ensuring that colors align with brand identity and user expectations.
  • Medical Imaging Displays: In healthcare, colorimeters help calibrate and maintain the accuracy of color in medical imaging displays, crucial for accurate diagnosis and analysis.
  • Gaming Monitors: Colorimeters assist gamers and professionals in calibrating gaming monitors for optimal color accuracy and performance.
  • Photography and Video Production: Colorimeters aid photographers and videographers in calibrating monitors to ensure accurate color representation during editing and post-production.
  • Research and Development: Colorimeters are utilized in R&D to study and improve color technologies in electronic displays, contributing to advancements in color accuracy and visual quality.
  • Automotive Displays: Colorimeters are used to ensure consistent and accurate color reproduction in automotive displays, enhancing user experience and safety.
  • Consumer Electronics: Colorimeters are applied in various consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, to ensure pleasing and consistent color output.
  • User Experience Optimization: Colorimeters help create visually pleasing and comfortable user experiences by ensuring accurate color reproduction in user interfaces.
  • Color Analysis for Accessibility: Colorimeters aid in assessing the visibility and contrast of colors in electronic interfaces for users with visual impairments, contributing to accessibility improvements.
  • Art and Design: Colorimeters play a role in ensuring accurate color reproduction in digital art and design, maintaining the intended visual impact of creative works.
  • Architectural Lighting Control: Colorimeters assist in adjusting and maintaining the color consistency of architectural lighting systems for desired ambiance and effects.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Colorimeters are used in environmental monitoring devices to detect and quantify changes in color as indicators of specific conditions.


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Complying with Electronics and Displays Standards

GAO Tek’s colorimeters comply or help our customers comply with the electronics and displays standards such as

  • IPC
  • ITU-R BT.709
  • ITU-R BT.2020
  • SMPTE ST 2084
  • SMPTE RP 431-2
  • ISO 13406-2
  • VESA DisplayHDR
  • ANSI/ISEA 107

Complying with Government Regulations

GAO Tek’s colorimeters comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • Energy Star Program
  • California Proposition 65
  • RoHS Directive (European Union)

GAO Tek’s colorimeters comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as

  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
  • Radiocommunication Act
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Energy Efficiency Regulations
  • Health Canada Regulations
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP)

GAO Tek’s colorimeters comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as

  • Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law
  • Federal Consumer Protection Law
  • Federal Environmental Protection Law
  • Mexican Official Standards (Normas Oficiales Mexicanas – NOMs)
  • Federal Labor Law
  • Energy Efficiency Regulation

GAO Tek’s colorimeters comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as

  • RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
  • WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • CE Marking
  • REACH Regulation
  • EU Energy Efficiency Regulations
  • Ecodesign Directive
  • EU Radio Equipment Directive
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Case Studies of Colorimeters in Electronics and Displays

Colorimeters are sometimes called as Colorimeters, Chromameters, Hue analyzers, Color detectors, Spectral colorimeters, Pigment analyzers, Color quantifiers, Chroma meters, Shade analyzers, Color spectrometers, Tint meters.


Here are some practical examples of using colorimeters in electronics and displays:

An LED display manufacturer in Illinois undertakes a case study to enhance the uniformity of color and brightness across their large LED display panels. By employing colorimeters, the company identifies areas of uneven color distribution and brightness variations. Using the data obtained from the colorimeter measurements, they implement targeted adjustments to optimize color uniformity. As a result, the improved consistency enhances the visual experience for viewers and increases the effectiveness of their advertising displays.

A billboard advertising company in Texas utilizes colorimeters to perform regular uniformity testing on their large outdoor LED billboards. By measuring color and brightness levels at various points across the displays, the company ensures that the content remains visually consistent and engaging for viewers. This approach has led to reduced maintenance costs, as issues are detected and addressed early, preventing potential downtime.

A smartphone manufacturer based in California conducts a case study to enhance color accuracy in their smartphone displays. By utilizing colorimeters, the company fine-tunes the display settings to ensure precise color representation across different lighting conditions. This results in improved user satisfaction and positive reviews for the smartphones, contributing to the company’s reputation as a leader in display technology.

A television manufacturer in Quebec focuses on ensuring color consistency in their TV displays. Through the use of colorimeters, the company establishes a rigorous calibration process that maintains accurate color representation throughout their product line. This commitment to color accuracy sets their televisions apart in the market, attracting customers who value a superior viewing experience.

An automotive company in Mexico City employs colorimeters to ensure the quality and accuracy of color in dashboard displays. By integrating colorimeter-based quality checks into their production process, the company guarantees that the dashboard displays have uniform color and brightness levels. This contributes to a premium feel in their vehicles and enhances the overall driving experience.

A retail chain with locations across several European cities focuses on maintaining consistent branding across their electronic signage. Utilizing colorimeters, the company standardizes the color output of their electronic signs, ensuring uniformity in color representation regardless of the display’s location. This consistency reinforces their brand identity and effectively communicates promotional messages to customers.


GAO RFID Inc. RFID Hardware, a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID supplier in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT products have also been widely used in electronics and displays.

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Use of Colorimeters with Leading Software and Cloud Services in Electronics and Displays

GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use GAO’s colorimeters with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include:

  • SpectraWin
  • ColorMatch
  • ChromaView
  • DisplayCal
  • ColorExpert Pro
  • SpectrumSync Cloud
  • ChromaCloud Analytics
  • DisplayColorNet
  • ColorMetrics Hub
  • ChromaCalibrate
  • DisplaySpectra
  • ColorWave Pro
  • ElectraColor Suite
  • ChromaSync Cloud
  • DisplayPalette
  • ColorLink Hub
  • ElectroCloud Analytics
  • SpectraAnalyzer
  • SpectrumShare
  • ColorCloud Connect


GAO Tek’s colorimeters and their applications in other industries are listed on this page.

Environmental Colorimeters

Other related products can be found at this category page

Environmental Test Instruments

Meeting Customers’ Demands

Large Choice of Products

In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network products, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.

Fast Delivery

To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within continental U.S. and Canada.

Local to Our Customers

We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services.

Here are some of the service providers in electronics and displays we have worked with to serve our joint customers:

  • IBM Global Services
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • CGI Group Inc.
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Capgemini
  • DXC Technology
  • Wipro Limited
  • Infosys
  • Tech Mahindra
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Grant Thornton
  • Protiviti
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • Avanade
  • Softtek
  • KIO Networks
  • Grupo Tecno
  • Neoris
  • GENTERA S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Atos
  • T-Systems
  • Fujitsu
  • Sopra Steria
  • HCL Technologies

GAO Has Many Customers in Electronics and Displays

The products from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in electronics and displays by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s products in electronics and displays.

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Information, Electronic & Telecommunications Industries | RFID Solutions

Here are some of GAO’s customers in colorimeters:

  • Corning Incorporated
  • Universal Display Corporation
  • II-VI Incorporated
  • E Ink Holdings
  • MKS Instruments
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Honeywell International
  • Plexus Corp.
  • Littelfuse, Inc.
  • Molex, LLC
  • Texas Instruments
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Jabil Inc.
  • Cree, Inc.
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Maxim Integrated
  • NVIDIA Corporation

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