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Materials - Light Reflecting Factors

Light reflecting factor materials.

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Some materials and their light reflecting factors:

Materials - Light Reflecting Factors
MaterialReflection Factor
(%)
Aluminum coatings, matte 55 - 56
Aluminum, anodized, matte 80 - 85
Aluminum, matte 55 - 75
Aluminum, polished 65 - 75
Aluminum, pure, highly polished 80 - 87
Body where no light is reflected (Black body) 0
Body where all light is reflected 100
Brick, red 10 - 15
Chrome, polished 60 - 70
Concrete, rough 20 - 30
Copper, highly polished 70 - 75
Crops 15 - 24
Forrest 7 - 14
Granite 20 - 25
Ice 32 - 38
Lacquer, pure white 80 - 85
Limestone 35 - 55
Marble, polished 30 - 70
Nickel, highly polished 50 - 60
Oak, light polished 25 - 35
Paint, brown 20 - 30
Paint, dark blue 15 - 20
Paint, dark green 15 - 20
Paint, dark red 15 - 20
Paint, light green 45 - 55
Paint, light yellow 60 - 70
Paint, medium grey 25 - 35
Paint, white 75 - 85
Paper, white 70 - 80
Plaster, dark 15 - 25
Plaster, light 40 - 45
Plywood, rough 25 - 40
Sand - dry 38 - 42
Sand - wet 22 - 28
Sandstone 20 - 40
Snow - fresh 85
Snow - old 45
Silver, highly polished 90 - 92
Silvered mirror, behind glass 80 - 88
Soil - dry 22 - 34
Soil - dark wet 7 - 14
Stainless steel 50
Vitreous Enamel, white 65 - 75
Water 7 - 9

Albedo is the diffuse reflected solar radiation related to the total solar radiation.

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