Now Open: Elite's New Photometric Lab
June 15th, 2017
In an effort to provide lighting manufacturers a way to validate every aspect of their product in one location, we’re excited to announce the opening of our new photometric testing lab—a state-of-the-art addition that now complements our EMC and environmental testing services.
Since everyone loves a good time-lapse video, here’s one showcasing the construction of the new addition.
More Complex Lighting Systems Call for More Complex Testing
Due to the growing complexity of today’s lighting systems, producing accurate test results has become equally as complex. Lighting innovations have extended product life, reduced energy consumption, and enhanced illumination, an in turn have increased the scope of compliance testing that’s needed. For example, compliance with FCC emission limits, CE Mark Directives, and water/dust Ingress Production (IP) may all be necessary for lighting products produced today.
State-of-the-Art Photometric Testing Equipment
Our new photometry lab is equipped with state-of-the-art measurement equipment (more on that below) to help achieve compliance with these directives by ensuring precise, repeatable results for practically any application, including the automotive and aerospace industries.
This advanced equipment includes a Type A goniophotometer for automotive exterior lighting and other forms of directed light sources. The goniophotometer also simulates Type C for accurate LM-79 measurements. We’ve also equipped the lab with high-precision spectrometers with NIST-traceable calibration sources, as well as an integrated power supply and analyzer with software control. Every application is provided with custom mounting fixtures for those difficult to fasten products.
If you are in need of testing for your automotive, aerospace, airport, or even general lighting products, please contact us today.