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Illumination & Displays

Illuminance spectrophotometer

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. announces the launch of its newest light measurement product, the CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer.

The CL-500A was developed not only to measure illuminance, but also to aid in the spectral evaluation of next generation lighting technologies. LEDs and OLEDs are huge growth markets that have been expanding worldwide in the last several years becoming the preferred technology in a variety of lighting applications.

In addition to the LED and OLED markets, the CL-500A can also be used in the R&D and color inspection of projector light sources, digital signage and any application where measuring total flux or light distribution characteristics are required.

CL-500A Main Features:

1. CRI (Color Rendering Index)

In addition to the measurement of illuminance, chromaticity and color temperature, the CL-500A is also capable of CRI measurements. CRI is a quantification of the color rendering properties of a lamp or light source. It was defined to provide objective criteria to express the comparison of color appearance effects between the light source being tested and a standard illuminant. Expressed as a maximum value of 100, the value decreases as the color rendering difference increases; this indicates how far the appearance under the test light source is from the natural color appearance under sunlight.

2. All-In-One Design

The CL-500A was designed to be used without a PC. Its small, handheld form factor and onboard display make taking measurements simple.

3. Data Management Software

While measurements can be viewed onboard, the CL-500A also comes with an easy to use Excel add-in software enabling further analysis of data.

4. RoHS Conformance

The CL-500A was designed to be environmentally safe by conforming to RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances Directive) enacted by the European Union.

5. Conformance

The CL-500A is the first compact, lightweight, handheld illuminance spectrophotometer to conform to both DIN 5032 Part 7 1985 and JIS C 1609.1=2006 General Class AA standards. This ensures that the instrument provides the highest measurement accuracy.