Scientific and Industrial Test Lighting Services
Scientific and Industrial Test Lighting Services are being offered on a limited basis in our Mentor, Ohio facility.
The laboratory is equipped with a 30-sun UV SUV-W161 weathering test chamber, and an IEC BBA compliant full-spectrum 0.5m x 0.5m solar soaking system. A full-spectrum xenon lamp XER-W75 weathering test chamber will be added in early 2017.
The SUV-W161 tool gives customers a strategic advantage with regard to product testing, and research and development, due to the rapid acceleration of the weathering test process. The system provides for user defined sample exposure to UV irradiation, temperature, humidity and water spray. It generates test results in as little as 1/30th the time of traditional xenon or fluorescent tube weathering test chambers.
The SUV-W161 is used by Fortune 500 and other companies in North America for strategic research and development efforts, and by other entities for manufacturer specific standard compliance testing.
This chamber is relatively new in North America, but hundreds are installed and used globally.
The XER-W75 is comparable to other large sample capacity, full-spectrum xenon weathering test chambers in the market, and has a 10,920cm² target area (104 standard coupons). In addition, the XER-W75 may be equipped with a unique acceleration cage that allows 4-sun equivalent full-spectrum sample irradiation combined with temperature, humidity and spray cycles. A large number of companies use the XER-W75 for research and development, and for compliance testing to global standards issued by ASTM, ISO, DIN, JIS, SAE and other entities.
The 0.5m² IEC BBA compliant soaking system may be used for a variety of testing for IEC and other standards on photovoltaic modules and components, and is also useful for material testing applications requiring 1-sun, full-spectrum irradiation .