Konica Minolta's new products to have major impact on lighting quality

July 2, 2012
Date Announced: 02 Jul 2012 Colour and light measurement specialist Konica Minolta Sensing believes its new illuminance spectrophotometer will make a major contribution to improving the quality of lighting around the world.The CL-500A was developed for evaluating light sources including LED and EL lighting. It measures the special irradiance waveform and can provide measurements of the CRI (colour rendering index) of a light source. The CL-500A is the first portable illuminance spectrophotometer to conform to both DIN and JIS standards.One of the applications of the instrument is the measurement of CRI and light levels of street lighting, particularly new LED systems. General Manager Paul Bowman said: “The human eye’s perception of brightness is influenced by the spectrum of the light source. “By using LED lighting, lighting designers are able to create a more efficient, brighter environment with a better quality of light.“The spectral sensor of the new CL-500A makes it possible to accurately measure both indoor and outdoor LED lighting, allowing users to compare different light sources based on real values.”It can measure CRI, colour temperature, the spectral irradiance waveform and peak wavelength using the built-in display, so no PC connection is required. The SDK (software developers toolkit) is available so users can produce their own software to fit their specific requirements.Paul Bowman said: “The CL-500A can help to improve light quality in hospitals, stadiums, airports, offices and public buildings and highways, thereby reducing potential visual health issues and enabling designers to utilise more efficient lighting technologies.”The CL-500A is from Konica Minolta Sensing’s offices across Europe. Further information is available at http://www5.konicaminolta.eu/measuring-instruments/products/light-display-measurement/incident-color-meter/cl-500a/features.html or via email at [email protected] Minolta Sensing specialises in developing state-of-the-art optical and image processing technologies, which help improve quality control and support R&D in a wide variety of industries.

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