Accredited light measurement for quality control and light source optimisation
Validate that your light sources, lighting products, and lighting designs meet applicable requirements and standards with light measurements performed in an ISO 17025-certified laboratory.
Many sectors and markets have specific standards and regulations for light sources and lighting systems. With light measurement, you can be certain that your products meet these requirements. This allows you to avoid potential consequences, such as fixture replacements, fines, and lawsuits.
If you manufacture light sources or lighting products, you have an ongoing need for test and verification to ensure that your products meet customer and regulatory requirements and adhere to applicable standards in the field. Radiometric, photometric, and colorimetric measurements provide you with the confirmation that your products have the desired optical properties and make product design adjustments as needed.
If you are a certifying authority, you need an impartial partner who can conduct tests and take measurements to ensure that products meet specified standards. This way, you can be certain of the safety, quality, and performance of light sources and lighting products on the market, so that these products are safe for consumer use.
Here are some of the benefits of having light measurements performed at an accredited laboratory:
Light measurements, analyses, and documentation performed in our accredited laboratory are impartial and recognised with DANAK certification, traceable to recognised national meteorological institutes.
- Quality assurance
Light measurements help you ensure that products meet applicable standards and specifications.
This way, you can reduce the risk of failures and always document the quality of a product.
- Performance optimisation
Light measurements can identify areas where you have opportunities to improve a product's performance. We can measure and analyse luminous flux, light distribution, colour temperature, luminance, luminous intensity, illuminance, and other relevant parameters to optimise a product, its efficiency, and the quality of the light it outputs.
- Identifying problems and potential fixes
If you experience issues or variances in your light sources or lighting systems, light measurements can enable you to identify and locate problems so that you can make the needed adjustments, fixes, and
- Improved product development and increased innovation
You can also use light measurement in the product development process to evaluate and improve proto-types or test new concepts. Light measurement makes it possible to quantify and document the effect of design changes and new technologies, so you can better stand out in the market.
Specialised facilities for accurate results
When you choose FORCE Technology, you gain access to specialised facilities, including accredited laboratories and testing facilities, that offer you precise, reproducible measurements taken under controlled conditions. These facilities create an optimal testing environment that can be precisely adapted to your needs to ensure that your measurements are reliable and valid.
Our specialists are trained and certified in light measurement techniques, and they stay up to date on the latest standards and methods. This guarantees you light measurements and analyses that conform to industry best practices and applicable quality standards.
Do your light sources and lighting products adhere to the applicable standards?
When you manufacture light sources, fixtures, and other lighting products, adherence to applicable standards is important to ensure that your products are safe for consumers to use.
We can conduct light measurement in accordance with these and other standards:
- EN 13032-1-5:2006+A1:2012 Light and lighting - Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires
- CIE S 025/E:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaries and LED Modules
- ISO/CIE 19476:2014 Characterization of the performance of illuminance meters and luminance meters
- EN 14744: 2005 Inland navigation vessels and sea-going vessels – Navigation light
- UL 1104: Second edition, 1998, Standard for Marine Navigation Lights.
- EN 1838:2023 Lighting applications – Emergency lighting
- CIE 130:1998 Practical methods for the measurement of reflectance and transmittance
- CIE 13.3:1995 Method of measuring and specifying colour rendering properties of light sources
- CIE 15:2018, Colorimetry 4th Ed.
- EN/ISO 11664-2:2011 Ed 1.0 Colorimetry — Part 2: CIE standard illuminants.
What kinds of measurements can you request?
1. Radiometric and photometric measurements of light sources:
- Integrating sphere: measures the total luminous flux of a light source with given geometry.
- Spectroradiometer: measures the spectral composition of light, which provides information about the colour composition of the light source.
2. Radiometric measurements of UV-C light sources:
- UV spectroradiometer: measures UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C light.
3. Spectral transmittance and reflectance measurements:
- Spectrophotometer: measures levels of spectral transmittance and reflectance for different materials and surfaces.
4. Colourimetric measurements of light sources and surfaces:
- Spectrophotometer: measures colour properties, such as colour temperature, colour coordinates, and colour rendering index.
5. Imaging luminance and colour measurements:
- CIE XYZ colour camera: measures the CIE 1931 XYZ response and CIEx,y colour coordinates of surfaces and light sources.
6. Gloss measurements at 20°/60°/85° geometries:
- Glossmeter: measures the gloss, or reflective capacity, of a surface at various angles of observation.
7. Haze, DOI/RIQ:
- Haze meter: quantifies the haziness of a surface.
- DOI/RIQ meter: measures image quality parameters, such as distinctness of image (DOI) and reflection image quality (RIQ).
Contact us to hear more about how we can help you optimise your lighting products, achieve the best lighting design, or ensure that your products meet applicable standards.