Labsphere Earns NVLAP Accreditation for Calibration of Spectralon Diffuse Reflectance Standards and Targets

Highest diffuse reflectance material with most Lambertian properties

North Sutton, New Hampshire (February 28, 2013) — Labsphere products have met NVLAP ISO 17025 technical competence and management system requirements that demonstrate its ability to routinely deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. Labsphere’s chemically inert standards offer the highest diffuse reflectance values of any known substance.

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Labsphere has received accreditation for its Spectralon® Diffuse Reflectance Standards and Targets as an NVLAP ISO 17025 calibration laboratory. Previously, Labsphere earned accreditation as an NVLAP Lab 200951-0 for calibrated Spectral Flux Lamp Standards and Calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Standards. All were the result of rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of the company’s engineering, manufacturing, and calibration departments. The National Institute of Standards and Technology governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

Spectralon Standards and Targets offer the highest diffuse reflectance values of any known substance and are available in gray, white and various colors. Durable, chemically inert Spectralon is spectrally flat over the UV-VIS-NIR spectrum. It is optically flat to +/- 4 percent over the range of 250 – 2500 nm and +/- 1 percent over the photopic region of the spectrum. Spectralon Diffuse Reflectance Standards and Targets are the most Lambertian reflectors available for use over the wavelength range from 250 – 2500 nm.

NVLAP accreditation signifies that Labsphere operates in accordance with stringent guidelines pertaining to quality systems, engineering expertise, technical personnel, test and calibration methods, laboratory equipment and environment, measurement traceability, handling of test and calibration items and accuracy in test and calibration reports.

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New Light Measurement Software by Labsphere

Integralcan be accessed from multiple devices

North Sutton, New Hampshire (Feb 12, 2013) – Labsphere unveiled its newest software suite for light measurement applications at the Strategies in Light conference today in Santa Clara, Calif.  The Integral™ Light Measurement Software enhances the way light measurement data is collected, analyzed and accessed.

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Integral is unique to the industry in its flexibility and adaptability.  There is no need to install the software on computers or mobile devices; the product runs seamlessly on the supplied Labsphere Cube and can be accessed globally from multiple devices using any HTML5-enabled browser and any language. The Cube is a small form-factor PC that acts as a server. By loading Integral on the Labsphere Cube, there is no need for users to install software on their own laptops, eliminating any compatibility issues.

Integral supports Labsphere systems and hardware and components from other manufacturers, allowing immediate turnkey adoption with no downtime or additional expense. Integral enables one user to manage the workflow of multiple light measurement systems, increasing efficiency in laboratory and production environments. Optional API capabilities allow customers to customize the software to match their unique requirements.

For more information, contact Technical Sales at +1-603-927-4266, email
sales@labsphere.com or visit www.labsphere.com.

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Labsphere Appoints New Director of Products and Services and Global Product Manager

Corbyn, Mahajan have 20 years of combined Labsphere experience

North Sutton, New Hampshire (November 1, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has promoted longtime employees Richard Corbyn and Vikrant Mahajan to new positions. Corbyn, a 13-year veteran of the company, is Director of Standard Products and Services, where he steers Labsphere’s product line in reflectance standards and integrating spheres. Mahajan, a seven-year Labsphere veteran, has been named Global Product Manager of LED and Solid State Lighting.

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Mahajan

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Corbyn was previously Labsphere’s Director of Corporate Quality and director of the company’s international sales and business development. That experience makes him uniquely qualified to meet customers’ expectations on Labsphere’s products and services, with insight into the various applications challenges companies face and what they will need in the future. Corbyn received dual bachelor’s degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences from Lakehead University (Ontario, Canada), and he earned teaching certification from the University of Maine.

Mahajan has an extensive background in the photonics industry. He was most recently the Product Manager for Labsphere’s UV-2000S UVA/UVB Sunscreen Analyzer, as well as Business Development Manager for South Asia – a role he will continue along with his new global LED responsibilities. He has prior history in a variety of photonics subsectors such as LED/SSL photometry and spectroscopy. Mahajan earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, R.I.) and a degree from the S.G.S. Institute of Technology and Science (Indore, India).

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Sunscreen UV Transmittance Analyzer from Labsphere Upgraded to ISO and COLIPA Standards

UV-2000S validation kit and software compliant to ISO 24443:2012 and COLIPA UVA In Vitro Test Method 2011
North Sutton, New Hampshire (September 6, 2012) – Labsphere’s UV-2000S Transmittance Analyzer for sunscreen products provides fast, accurate, in vitro measurements that comply to all international standards for UVA and UVB sun protection measurements. Recent upgrades to the instrument validation kit and software ensure that it remains in compliance with the latest standards from ISO and COLIPA.

Labsphere’s UV-2000S benchtop system and software comply with all international standards for UVA and UVB sun protection measurements.

Labsphere’s UV-2000S benchtop system and software comply with all international standards for UVA and UVB sun protection measurements.

Labsphere’s UV-2000S Transmittance Analyzer benchtop R&D system rapidly measures the diffuse transmittance of sunscreen samples in the ultraviolet wavelength region from 250 – 450 nm. This affordable in vitro method delivers UVA factor measurements without additional data manipulation.

The UV-2000S application software allows users to view, archive, retrieve and export data and supports evolving regional methods. The system is current with ISO 24443:2012, COLIPA UVA in Vitro Test Method 2011, FDA Final Rule 2011 for Sunscreen Labeling, DR AS/NZS 2601 Australia 2011 Sunscreen Proposal and Boots Star Rating System.

An integrated Performance Validation Routine enables on-site validation and re-validation to ensure optimum instrument performance. A set of calibrated standards, including a wavelength standard that captures six relevant spectral bands, is included with each UV Transmittance Analyzer.

The upgraded software and validation kit are available free to customers on Labsphere’s subscription plan and for purchase to other customers. New customers will receive the upgraded components with system purchase. To request a free subscription upgrade, or for upgrade and system pricing, email labsphere@labsphere.com, or phone +1 (603) 927-4266

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Labsphere illumia®lite a World First in Portable Spectral Flux Analysis

Sphere-based flux and color measurements with handheld unit
North Sutton, New Hampshire (July 16, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has expanded its illumia LED and light measurement product range with the introduction of illumia®lite. The portable system packages the accuracy of sphere-based measurement in a cost-effective handheld device suitable for use on the production floor, in the lab or in the field.

Labsphere illumia®lite portable handheld spectral flux analysis.

Labsphere illumia®lite portable handheld spectral flux analysis.

The illumia lite overcomes the drawbacks inherent in other handhelds by incorporating a spectrometer calibrated for absolute spectral flux and employs an integrating sphere in its design. This combination delivers more complete spectral flux measurement capability than simple illuminance meters using near cosine receivers. The ergonomic handheld instrument measures both luminous flux and color of a device under test, including LEDs and other sources up to 1 cm in diameter. A built-in auxiliary lamp provides self-absorption correction for highly accurate results.

The luminous flux range of illumia lite is 0.1 lumens to 5000 lumens, with a wavelength resolution of <5nm and accuracy of <0.5nm. Data is retrieved via USB connection to any laptop or PC and analyzed with Labsphere’s easy-to-use MtrX-Spec software. The software calculates all industry standard color parameters such as x, y, CCT, CRI, and lumens, as well as spectral irradiance.

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Labsphere Adds Calibrated Lamp Standards to NVLAP Accredited Range

Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards certified to NVLAP ISO 17205 guidelines
North Sutton, New Hampshire (May 16, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has earned accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17025 calibration laboratory for calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards. Earlier this year, the company was also accredited as an NVLAP Lab 200951-0 for calibrated Spectral Flux Lamp Standards.

NVLAP ISO 17025 accredited calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp standards from Labsphere.

NVLAP ISO 17025 accredited calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp standards from Labsphere.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Labsphere successfully completed rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of its engineering, manufacturing, and calibration departments to gain accreditation.

Labsphere’s global reputation for stable, repeatable Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards is well established. Each NIST-traceable standard is carefully screened, seasoned and calibrated at its manufacturing facility under the guidelines recommended by the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society).

NVLAP accreditation signifies that Labsphere operates in accordance with stringent guidelines pertaining to quality systems, engineering expertise, technical personnel, test and calibration methods, laboratory equipment and environment, measurement traceability, handling of test and calibration items, and accuracy in test and calibration reports.

According to Labsphere Quality Director Richard Corbyn, “Being able to provide accredited forward flux lamps is critical to our customers’ requirements for accurate 2pi measurements; so we are certainly excited to add more products to the list of lamp standards produced at Labsphere which qualify under the NVLAP ISO 17025 accreditation program.”

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Labsphere Launches illumia® Line for Light Measurement

illumia and illumia®pro Light Measurement Systems scalable to fit application and budget
North Sutton, New Hampshire (April 10, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has introduced the illumia® and illumia®pro series of LED and light measurement systems. The new systems offer flexibility in measuring thermal, optical, and electrical characteristics of LEDs and arrays, as well as solid state and traditional lighting products.

illumia and illumia®pro Light Measurement Systems scalable to fit application and budget

illumia and illumia®pro Light Measurement Systems scalable to fit application and budget

With a choice of four spectrometers and integrating sphere options ranging in size from 25cm to 195cm, illumia systems are highly customizable for any budget or application. The spectrometers’ wide dynamic ranges mean that a single integrating sphere system can measure a broad scope of light levels.

The illumia systems measure Total Spectral Flux, Luminous Flux, Radiant Flux, Chromaticity, CCT and CRI, Peak Wavelength, Dominant Wavelength I, V, and Luminous Efficacy. With the addition of a TEC temperature control and monitoring component, the illumia pro also delivers complete Thermal, Optical and Electrical characterization of LEDs.

Labsphere’s MtrX-SPEC software delivers spectral results in milliseconds that conform to global standards and measurement geometries. Labsphere’s NIST-traceable, NVLAP® accredited calibrated lamp standards allow manufacturers to move product development from design to market more quickly with in-house testing of the thermal, optical, and electrical properties in preparation for meeting global market standards.

All systems are sold with Labsphere’s Spectraflect® high reflectance coating, providing a nearly perfect diffuse reflectance for greatest measurement accuracy. Additional accessories are available for integration into the illumia systems for customers requiring specific application results.

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Labsphere Canadian Representative Appointed

Roger Xiao and Canstarpro Enterprises represent Labsphere in Canada
North Sutton, New Hampshire (January 24, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has appointed Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, founded by former colleague Roger Xiao, the direct Canadian representative for its full line of photometry products and services.

Roger Xiao, founder of Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, Labsphere’s Canadian representative.

Roger Xiao, founder of Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, Labsphere’s Canadian representative.

As Labsphere’s General Manager for sales and operations in China, Xiao oversaw the company’s expansion into Asian markets. With several years of management at Labsphere, he is proficient in all of the company’s product lines and applications. Canstarpro will bring a new level of technical sales and engineering support to Canadian customers looking for solutions to a variety of light measurement and photonics applications.

Xiao has over 15 years of experience working in both public and private sectors. Prior to Labsphere, he was the Business Development Manager for Electro Rent Corp. (China), one of the largest test and measurement equipment service providers in the world. Under his leadership, Labsphere (China) was one of the top-performing subsidiaries among Halma p.l.c. group companies in China. Xiao received his BA in English from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and MBA from Pepperdine University in the US.

Canstarpro’s Ottawa, Ontario location enables more efficient communication and continuous support between Labsphere’s US headquarters and Canadian customers.

Roger Xiao and Canstarpro Enterprises Inc can be reached at +1-613-282-9328; labsphere.canada@yahoo.ca.

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Labsphere Earns NVLAP Accreditation

Calibration Lab for Optical Radiation Measurements now NVLAP ISO 17205 
North Sutton, New Hampshire (January 13, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc.  has earned accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17205 calibration laboratory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Labsphere’s status as NVLAP Lab 200951-0 was granted following successful completion of rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of the company’s Calibration Lab for Optical Radiation Measurements.

Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation team (from left to right): Dr.Yang Wang, Labsphere Applications Engineer; Yuqin Zong, NIST Auditor; Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere Senior VP; Richard Corbyn, Labsphere Director of Quality; Cameron Miller, NIST Auditor; Joseph Linquata, Labsphere Quality Manager; Greg McKee, Labsphere VP Engineering

Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation team (from left to right): Dr.Yang Wang, Labsphere Applications Engineer; Yuqin Zong, NIST Auditor; Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere Senior VP; Richard Corbyn, Labsphere Director of Quality; Cameron Miller, NIST Auditor; Joseph Linquata, Labsphere Quality Manager; Greg McKee, Labsphere VP Engineering

NVLAP accreditation signifies that Labsphere operates in accordance with stringent guidelines pertaining to quality systems, engineering expertise, technical personnel, test and calibration methods, laboratory equipment and environment, measurement traceability, handling of test and calibration items, and accuracy in test and calibration reports.

Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere’s Senior VP Sales/Marketing, remarked, “Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation validates its reputation as a world class provider of NIST-traceable optical calibrations. Customers worldwide relying on high quality Labsphere solutions can be confident that the calibration of those systems has been performed in our accredited ISO 17205 calibration facility.”

Accreditation requirements are established in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 15, Part 285) and accreditation is granted to a select few laboratories. Labsphere is accredited to perform calibrations, at specified ranges and uncertainties, covering more than eighty parameters. To become accredited, laboratories must meet the requirements set forth in NIST Handbook 150, ‘NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements.’

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Labsphere Appoints Indian Sales Manager

Makarand Wadhavekar to provide in country sales and service
North Sutton, New Hampshire (November 15, 2011) – Labsphere, a global leader in light metrology, has illustrated its commitment to the Indian lighting market with the appointment of India Sales Manager Makarand Wadhavekar.

Makarand Wadhavekar, India Sales Manager, Labsphere

Makarand Wadhavekar, India Sales Manager, Labsphere

Based out of Mumbai, Wadhavekar will serve Labsphere’s customers and distributors throughout India. His technical expertise will add value to Labsphere’s existing strong distributorship in India by providing a local point of contact for technical and business inquiries. This will enable Labsphere, through its distributors, to more quickly provide the right solution for all customer applications. 

“Adding Makarand to the Labsphere India team further strengthens our ability to meet the technical needs of our Indian customers and provide them local support. His strong technical and sales experience will be of great benefit to both Labsphere and our valued customers,” says Vikrant Mahajan of Labsphere.

Labsphere’s product line includes LED/SSL test and measurement solutions, remote sensing, coatings and materials, reflectance standards and targets, spectroscopy, as well as OEM capabilities. Wadhavekar will manage the training of Labsphere’s Indian distributors on this wide range of products and assist customers by attending industry conferences, seminars, and tradeshows.

Wadhavekar has extensive experience including 17 years of growing business in India. He has been selling high quality premium engineering products into the Indian market, specifically:  industrial sectors, government departments, institutions, and contractors. He joins Labsphere from Chetas Control Systems and earlier Saisanket India where he worked as the General Manager for Business Development. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years with Vijay Engineering, Mumbai.

He is a mechanical engineer with qualifications in Business and Marketing Management and is currently pursuing an MBA in International Marketing Management from UBI Belgium.

Wadhavekar can be contacted by email at mwadhavekar@labsphere.com, or by phone at 022- 67080400.

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