Cones or rods, it doesn't matter: contrast makes the difference, not colour.
I am not trying to argue 'against' you, and I am willing to consider new info,; but the idea that color doesn't matter (at all ??) just seems to defy all common sense. Doesn't the simple fact that fluorescent yellow (or other wild colors) NOT occur commonly in nature provide contrast
against the background, whether it is moving or not ?
Color makes contrast, so it does matter, but the point is that Flouro by itself isn't more effective than other colors having contrast when the object is moving under all conditions.
A white safety vest w/ reflective strips on a moving object (read: mostly no constrast to the pattern, solid) is effective when the object is moving, but not as good as any-other-colour-vest w/reflective strips. Standing still? Flouro is o.k. Moving? Not any more
effective than any-other-color that creates contrast with the reflective strips.
All of the logic, and examples, that people bring up giving credence to Flouro colours being better than other colours, which both create contrast in a pattern, refer to objects that are relatively stationary. If flouro colours (w/o contrasting elements) were that much more effective in motion
- which they are not - every moving
object out there that needs to be seen would be flouro. Sorry, it's simply not necessary. Contrast of pattern, created by choice of colours (plural), are more effective.
Therefore POC doesn't NEED to make the Flouro move out of 'safety' concerns. They've done the reality check. White is fine. Orange is fine. In some instances, actually, black can be fine too.
But whatever, some people ride around in safety vests, others want mirrors on their helmets, and some people wear tin foil on their heads to protect themselves from radio waves. Some people still believe that crossing one's eyes will cause them to stay that way permanently, that carbon 'explodes' and so forth.
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