Dr. Dan Scharpf Promoted to VP of Engineering at Labsphere

Labsphere has promoted Dr. Dan Scharpf to the position of VP of Engineering effective immediately. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments.

Dr. Scharpf received his B.S. from the University of Dayton in Mechanical Engineering, followed by his Masters and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. His work experience includes Boeing, Fluent Inc., Southwest Research Institute and DEM Solutions. His technical background covers experimental and numerical analysis of fluid mechanics, rotating machinery, thermal analysis and acoustics.

Labsphere President Scott Gish remarked “Today it gives me great pleasure to announce the official promotion of Dan Scharpf from Director to Vice President of Engineering. Dan originally joined Labsphere in 2009 and has served our company and customers admirably in roles within Sales and Engineering.”

Labsphere, Inc. is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. Founded in 1979, it is part of the Halma group of companies.  Labsphere specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform light sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit www.labsphere.com.

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Optikon Joins Labsphere as Exclusive Canadian Representative

Labsphere, Inc. has named The Optikon Corporation Ltd. as its exclusive partner in Canada. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments.

Director of Sales Richard Corbyn remarked: “We are very pleased to partner with Optikon Corporation as Labsphere’s representative and extension in the Canadian market. I am confident that Optikon’s longevity in the photonics market, technical expertise and passion for customer satisfaction will ensure our Canadian customers will be well served and kept current on Labsphere’s advancing technology solutions.”

About Labsphere

Labsphere, Inc. is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. Founded in 1979, it is part of the Halma group of companies.  Labsphere specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform light sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit www.labsphere.com.

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Labsphere Launches Type D Benchtop Goniophotometer

Labsphere, Inc. has released its newest light metrology solution, a full feature Goniospectrometer that fits securely on a lab bench. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments.

Labsphere’s Benchtop Goniospectrometer is the perfect option for customers requiring the performance of a Type C Goniospectrometer, but are limited by lab space and budget. The reduced footprint allows users to benefit from Labsphere’s expertise in light measurement technology without the hassle and expense of building an additional room for a traditional full size Goniospectrometer.

Greg McKee, Chief Technologist at Labsphere stated: “As we worked with global customers requiring full function Goniospectrometers, we realized that the industry needed a robust system that could be used in existing lab spaces. The Benchtop Goniospectrometer meets that need and augments the full line of light measurement technology solutions Labsphere has developed over the past 35 years.”

The Benchtop Goniospectrometer measures: Lumens, Peak Candela, CCT, CRI, Beam Angle, Power, Power Factor and Lumen/Watt. User-friendly software allows for customizable reporting with over 20 data points reported in IES format for compliance to global standards and specifications.

Labsphere’s complete line of Goniophotometers and Goniospectrometers can be found at www.labsphere.com. For more information, contact Technical Sales at +1-603-927-4266 or email sales@labsphere.com.

About Labsphere

Labsphere, Inc. is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. Founded in 1979, it is part of the Halma group of companies.  Labsphere specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit www.labsphere.com.

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Labsphere Launches Newest Durable Reflectance Coatings

Labsphere, Inc. has released its newest diffuse reflectance coating, Permaflect, to augment the well-established product line of Diffuse Reflectance Materials and Coatings which includes award-winning Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Infragold®. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments.

Labsphere’s Permaflect proprietary near Lambertian white and grey reflectance coatings are engineered for use in applications where hostile environments, weathering, and wear may affect typical reflectance coatings. Reflectances range from 5% to 94%.

Greg McKee, Chief Technologist at Labsphere stated: “From disposable references for medical instrumentation to image sensor baseline targets, the applications for Labsphere‘s tailorable diffuse reflectance coatings are unlimited and beyond compare.”

In addition to providing Permaflect as an option for coated components, Labsphere offers Permaflect Diffuse Reflectance Targets in a wide range of sizes. These targets are a superior option to paper and paint in a broad range of ambient conditions. “Permaflect is unmatched at providing a lightweight, uniform, and durable alternative to traditional targets” remarked McKee.

Reflectance and BRDF data for Permaflect can be found at www.labsphere.com. For more information, contact Technical Sales at +1-603-927-4266 or email sales@labsphere.com.

About Labsphere

Labsphere, Inc. is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. Founded in 1979, it is part of the Halma group of companies.  Labsphere specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit www.labsphere.com.

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Labsphere Expands Light Measurement Software Compatibility

Integral® supports equipment from a range of manufacturers, now including Instrument Systems’ CAS 140 spectrometer
North Sutton, New Hampshire (January 21, 2013) – Labsphere’s Integral® Light Measurement Software collects, analyzes and accesses data from Labsphere systems and hardware as well as components from other manufacturers used for solid state light testing. The next generation, Integral 1.2, now supports a wider range of instruments common in photometry laboratories, including Instrument Systems’ CAS 140* spectrometer.

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Labsphere’s Integral software is now compatible with Instrument Systems’ CAS 140 spectrometer.

Integral increases efficiency in laboratory and production environments by enabling a single user to manage the workflow of multiple light measurement systems. The system controls and automates testing and reporting of results for electrical, thermal and optical performance of solid state lighting.

Integral now supports AC and DC power supplies and power meters from Keithley Instruments Inc., Agilent Technologies, Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. (including QuadTech), Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and XiTRON Technologies. It also supports temperature monitoring and control devices from OMEGA Engineering inc., and Arroyo Instruments. For optical measurements, Integral supports all of Labsphere’s spectrometer products and now with the upcoming release of Integral 1.2 will support the Instrument Systems’ CAS 140 spectrometer.

Integral eliminates the need to install the software on computers or mobile devices. It runs seamlessly on the supplied Labsphere Cube (a small form-factor PC acting as a server) and can be accessed globally from multiple devices. Integral is included with Labsphere’s illumia®plus product line and supports functionalities such as LM-79 electrical and IESNA LM-82 testing.

Optional API capabilities allow customers to adapt the software to match their unique requirements. Labsphere plans to continue expanding the list of supported test and measurement equipment in future releases of Integral.

*The CAS 140 spectrometer is a product of Instrument Systems GmbH. No affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship is stated or implied.

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Labsphere a Finalist for New Hampshire High Tech Council Product of the Year

North Sutton, N.H. (November 14, 2013) – The New Hampshire High Technology Council honored Labsphere, Inc., as a finalist for its 2013 Product of the Year award for the company’s Integral® Light Measurement Software. Labsphere staff received recognition by Gov. Maggie Hassan at the council’s ceremony Nov. 12.

Marty Himmelstein, Dr. Peter Weitzman, Eric Bakeman, Jeff Holt.  Not pictured, Dave Chambers.

Marty Himmelstein, Dr. Peter Weitzman, Eric Bakeman, Jeff Holt. Not pictured, Dave Chambers.

Labsphere’s Integral Light Measurement Software met the judging criteria for high-tech products showing exemplary performance, functionality, uniqueness, and ability to fulfill unmet market needs. The High Tech Council’s panel of professionals experienced in the development and commercialization of high-tech products has presented the award since 2006 to the product that best meets this criteria.

Integral is the photonics industry’s first software platform to run on HTML5-enabled browsers, allowing users to manage their light testing facilities from anywhere in the world and in multiple languages. Integral’s speed in performing lighting product measurements, coupled with robust database and reporting capabilities, has quickly allowed the product to gain global acceptance as a new standard in the LED and light measurement industry.

Three other finalists were considered for the award. Labsphere was a semi-finalist for this award in 2011 with its UV-2000S Sunscreen Analyzer.

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Labsphere Launches illumia®plus Line for Light Measurement

North Sutton, N.H. (October 15, 2013) – Labsphere has introduced the illumia®plus series of LED and light measurement systems, building on its illumia technology with enhanced design that allows for adjustability. Lighting manufacturers can pick the illumia®plus options they need now and add on modules as standards and business change.

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The illumia®plus is equipped with Labsphere’s mobile Integral™ light measurement software that allows users to access their systems from any location in almost any language. Each base system includes a choice of integrating spheres in sizes up to 3 meters and a wide range of spectrometers to meet various applications. The redesigned spheres allow for tool-less switching between base-up and base-down measurement geometries and hot-swapping of stabilized lamps, saving customers significant time for each measurement.

illumia®plus integrating spheres are coated with Labsphere’s Spectraflect® high reflectance coating, providing a nearly perfect diffuse reflectance for greatest measurement accuracy. To speak to an engineer about illumia®plus, send an e-mail to labsphere@labsphere.com or phone +1 (603) 927-4266.

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Registration Open for Labsphere Optical Metrology Workshop

Labsphere experts to host five workshops across U.S.

North Sutton, N.H.  (October 2, 2013) – Labsphere will hold a series of coast-to-coast workshops exploring the fundamentals of radiometry and photometry that will include Labsphere measurement instruments for hands-on training.

Products for use for attendees of Labsphere's technical seminars

Products for use for attendees of Labsphere’s technical seminars

Labsphere’s Photometry and Radiometry Technical Seminar Series will offer workshop sessions in the Boston, Baltimore and San Francisco areas in the fall. The morning session will detail how lighting products are measured during R&D and production phases to conform to global standards. The afternoon session will explain how uniform light sources and reflectance targets can be used in remote sensing and camera calibration applications in industries ranging from large-scale defense applications down to mass-market consumer camera devices. Registrants can choose either or both workshops.

Industry experts at the seminars will discuss theory and design, how to specify and use an integrating sphere for measuring light sources and electronic imaging sensors and how to assess measurement performance.

The workshops are intended for researchers, scientists and engineers in the lighting, laser and photonic fields. Long-time industry experts Vikrant Mahajan, Labsphere’s global light measurement product manager, and Chris Durell, Labsphere’s global remote sensing product manager, will be among the presenters. Numerous measurement instruments for practical use will be on hand, including uniform light calibration sources, integrating spheres and diffuse reflectance materials and coatings.

Labsphere’s seminars are offered Nov. 6 in the Boston area, Nov. 19 and Nov. 21 in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area and Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 in the San Francisco area. The cost is $50 for one session and $75 for two, including lunch. For more information visit www.labsphere.com/products/Technical-Seminars/default.aspx or call Darlene Delano at 603-927-1080.

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Labsphere Promotes Victoria Rivera as VP of Sales

North Sutton, N.H. (July 1, 2013) – Labsphere has named Victoria Rivera as its Vice President of Sales, where she will manage global sales and accounts for the company’s light measurement, uniform light sources and reflectance materials and coating products.

Victoria Rivera, VP of Sales at Labsphere

Rivera has more than three decades of experience in the semiconductor and electronic manufacturing industries. She has worked at Labsphere since 2009 as global account manager for OEM products and as western U.S. sales manager. She previously spent more than 15 years in executive and sales positions at semiconductor manufacturer KLA-Tencor.

“Vicki’s expertise in photonics allows her to intimately understand customer applications and needs,” said Labsphere President Jack Kelly. “She will streamline Labsphere’s sales and market development processes, focus the team on actions to help our customers, and bring our products into new industries.”

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On-Site Integrating Sphere Calibrations from Labsphere

New service assures spectral radiance accuracy, saves time and money

North Sutton, N.H. (May 6, 2013) – Labsphere can now perform on-site calibration services directly at customer facilities for all brands of integrating sphere Uniform Source Systems. The cost-effective service includes a professional assessment of the overall system condition, re-lamping the sphere with before and after measurements, optional power supply calibration and Labsphere’s certified calibration with NIST-traceable measurements.

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Service is recommended if the system lamps have been operated for more than 50 hours, the uniform source system is more than two years old or the system has been used in a dusty environment.  It should also be performed if a company’s Quality Management System mandates annual calibrations on critical measurement equipment, or if the monitor detector disagrees with the original calibration certificate.

Product Manager Richard Corbyn explains, “Having this service done on-site at the customer’s facility is a huge advantage:  less downtime, no expensive dismantling or transit costs and flexible scheduling to meet the customer’s needs.”

Labsphere’s Uniform Light Source systems can provide uniform radiance or irradiance, with applications that include the test and calibration of focal-plane arrays and cameras for areas such as pixel gain normalization, photographic sensitometry, and remote-observation system calibration. Sources are used in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions of the spectrum.

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