Astro Lighting is using the GL Optic Mini-Spectrometer and 1.1 metre integrating sphere for light assessment.
GL Optic Mini-Spectrometer is a handheld device specifically designed for the measurement and characterisation of light sources - especially LEDs - providing accurate spectral information and colour coordinates conforming to CIE standards.
Dedicated software automatically calculates critical parameters such as colour temperature and colour rendering index, whilst different accessories are available for specialised measurements; including luminous flux using the 48mm Integrating Sphere, and luminance measurement of flat LCD and OLED panels, and plasma FPDs using the Display Sensor optical probe.
Astro Lighting’s goal is to use the equipment to help with the research and development of new LED lighting that the company is developing for commercial and domestic environments. The GL Optic Mini-Spectrometer will help Astro to fine tune their designs to make their light fittings more efficient and cost effective.
Product Development Manager, Stuart Wells, said: “The GL Optic instrumentation will improve our product development within LED lighting. We now have a much more scientific approach to the process and higher accuracy of light measuring in-house.
“Before using GL Optic equipment, we had very limited testing on site regarding light output and relied upon external test labs to assist with this research which can be costly. Now we have the facility to measure and test light output which adds to our thermal testing capability within the R&D process.”
High sensitivity and precise calibration
Low noise and stable measurements
Ready to work when connected to PC
Small size and low energy consumption
Powered via USB connection
Different light source measurements: halogens, fluorescent lamps
LED measurement and testing compliant with CIE 127