The Light Reflectance Value Color Contrast empowers designers to take their signage and wayfinding designs to the next level.
Measure the Light Reflectance Value directly in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Indesign and find out if your design has sufficient color contrast.
The Light Reflectance Values (LRV), is a measure of the percentage of visible that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source.
Wayfinding and signage design
The difference in color contrast between surface and text determines the value for color contrast.
Calculate the Light Reflectance Value
Our Adobe CC Extension Tool identifies the Light Reflectance Value of a color right inside Adobe Illustrator® and Indesign® and calculates the color contrast.
CC Adobe Extension
Direct feedback during your design stages. Our LRV Tools calculates the Light Reflectance Value of any color in your canvas for Adobe Illustrator® and Indesign®.
Our CC Extension Tool uses a scientific formula to calculate the approximate Light Reflectance Value. Our method results in a 95% accuracy for calculating the Light Reflectance Value.
A 30+ pages PDF manual is included in this tool. The manual consists of an explanation, tips and tools on how to use the Light Reflectance Value Contrast tool in your wayfinding design.
The LRV Contrast Calculator is an CC Adobe Extension, directly available in your working canvas for Adobe Illustrator and Indesign.
A complete guide into using the Light Reflectance Value Tool in Adobe Illustrator® and Indesign®. Everything you need to know on how to calculate color contrast for wayfinding and signage design.
Our scientific method is an estimate of the Light Reflectance Value. Use at your own risk. If in doubt please consult the paint/material fabricator for the Light Reflectance Value of a surface.
A 30+ pages PDF manual on Light Reflectance Value color contrast for wayfinding design.
Adobe CC Extension to calculate the LRV directly in your artwork canvas.
A overview of the file contents for the Light Reflectance Value Contrast Calculator
The Light Reflectance Value Color Tool calculates the Values between background and text to measure the color contrast.
The tool gives direct feedback in Adobe Illustrator or Indesign to indicate the color contrast of your wayfinding and signage design.