Instrument Systems buys the Light Measurement Division of X-Rite

March 4, 2010
Instrument System forms Berlin based Optronik subsidiary to integrate X-Rite's Optronik-branded light measurement product portfolio.

Instrument Systems extended its broad portfolio of LED and light measurement technologies adding the Optronik product line from X-Rite in a recent acquisition. Instrument systems integrated the X-Rite portfolio into a newly formed subsidiary called Optronik Berlin GmbH thereby continuing the brand used previously on the X-Rite product line.

The Optronik product line targets the automotive and transportation engineering sector. The Berlin unit will continue to serve testing and certification institutes, suppliers of automotive light products, and many automobile manufacturers.

"This acquisition enables Instrument Systems to better satisfy future market demands for LEDs in general lighting applications and extend its lead in light measurement technology," notes company president Richard Distl. "What's more, all legacy customers of Optronik are sure to benefit from our expertise in spectroradiometry."

Optronik's main products include large goniophotometer systems, retroreflectometers, and photometers. Those products will add to the Instrument Systems portfolio that includes LED testers, light sources, and test software; as well as spectrometers, goniophotometers, and photometers.