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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Labsphere Adds Goniophotometers to Illumination Test Range

Partnership with UL Verification Services completes product range
North Sutton, New Hampshire (October 12, 2011) – Labsphere, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of goniophotometers to its light measurement product line.  As part of a cooperative agreement with UL Verification Services Inc. of Northbrook IL, Labsphere will now promote and sell high quality Type C goniophotometers, a product which completes the company’s full range of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) LM-79 test and measurement solutions.

Labsphere Integrating Sphere

Labsphere Integrating Sphere

In conjunction with this agreement, UL now will be promoting and selling Labsphere integrating spheres systems with proprietary Spectraflect® 99% diffuse reflectance coating.  The combination of Labsphere’s sphere-based systems and UL’s goniophotometers gives customers worldwide the ability to equip their labs with one-stop shopping for best-in-class products.

“The addition of the UL high-end goniophotometers to our extensive product line allows us to further extend our total solutions mission and better service companies in the rapidly expanding Solid State Lighting markets”, said Greg McKee, Vice President of Engineering at Labsphere.  “The lighting industry is undergoing a technology transformation toward LED-based energy efficient lighting products, and once again, Labsphere proves it is a leading provider of world class light measurement systems and standards to help our customers develop their innovative lighting products to meet global lighting test  specifications.”

 

UL Goniophotometer

UL Goniophotometer

UL Verification Services Inc. acquired Lighting Sciences Inc. (LSI) of Scottsdale, Arizona in March 2011. The UL LSI Moving Mirror Goniophotometer Series 6400T was awarded the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report honor for 2010, as a “unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.” (IESNA, 2010) This award-winning test equipment will now form the cornerstone of the complete LM-79 laboratory solution from Labsphere and UL.

“UL is pleased to announce the collaboration with Labsphere,” said Todd Straka, Business Development Director for UL, “We believe we can now provide our lighting manufacturing customers with the highest quality in-house photometric test laboratories available.  This relationship couples the speed and accuracy of the UL Lighting Sciences goniophotometers with high-quality Labsphere integrating spheres, spectral management accessories, and highly advanced software for a turn-key photometric testing solution.”

UL (www.ul.com) is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University and Verification Services. UL has tested and certified lighting products in the global marketplace for over one hundred years.  UL provides testing and certification services to industry standards including UL, ANSI, IEC, NEMA, FCC, and IESNA.  Additionally, UL is a leading provider of photometric performance testing and test equipment in support of well-known lighting programs such as ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts, and Design Lights Consortium.

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Labsphere 2M Integrating Sphere System at Aurora Light Lab

Pro-Lite supplies light measurement system for state-of-the-art facility
North Sutton, New Hampshire (September 29, 2011) – Labsphere, through its exclusive UK distributor Pro-Lite Technology, has supplied a custom two-meter integrating sphere system to lighting manufacturer Aurora Lighting for use in its new light lab.

A Labsphere 2 meter integrating sphere at Aurora's Light Lab A.L.E.X. 2.0 .

A Labsphere 2 meter integrating sphere at Aurora's Light Lab A.L.E.X. 2.0 .

Aurora focuses on energy efficient LED lighting solutions. Pro-Lite and Labsphere provided a two meter integrating sphere equipped with a Labsphere spectroradiometer to provide precise LED measurement data. This system was custom designed to fit Aurora’s specifications. More accurate than a traditional photometer, it reports lumen output, color temperature, color rendering index, chromaticity, and binning accuracy. The precision of the data provided allows complex lighting projects to be designed and tested with confidence in the final results.

Aurora has installed the Labsphere testing system in its state-of-the-art Light Lab A.L.E.X. 2.0 in Apex Park, Welwyn Garden City, England. This facility features an environment in which visitors can experience the differences between halogen, CFL, and LED light sources, including the color temperature of the different sources.

A video of the Labsphere system in use at the A.L.E.X. 2.0 Light Lab can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/62g3ugu.

Aurora (www.aurora.eu.com) is an international manufacturer of a number of lighting solutions under the ‘Aurora’, ‘A2’, ‘Luna’, ‘Sola’, and ‘Aura’ brands. Additionally, the company develops and manufactures power, control, luminaires and lamps on an OEM basis for customers in more than 36 countries.

Pro-Lite (www.pro-lite.uk.com) provides test solutions for the UK lighting industry, offering manufacturers the opportunity to verify the efficiency of luminaires, helping to ensure products going to market are trusted and reliable.

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Labsphere Appoints New Executives

Jack Kelly joins company as President; Peter Weitzman promoted to Senior Vice President
North Sutton, New Hampshire (September 7, 2011) – Light metrology equipment maker Labsphere (a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.) has made two senior executive appointments, following the move of company President Kevin Chittim to sister company Ocean Optics. Jack Kelly has joined the company to replace Chittim as President and Vice President of Sales Peter Weitzman Ph.D. has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Labsphere.

Jack Kelly, President of Labsphere

Jack Kelly, President of Labsphere

Kelly comes to Labsphere from another Halma company, Fiberguide, where he has served as President since 2009. During his time with the manufacturer of high optical transmission fibers, OEM assemblies and arrays, he successfully transitioned the company, a new acquisition at the time, into a strong performer as part of Halma’s Photonics division. Prior to joining Fiberguide, Kelly held President positions with Emerson Electric, Bristol Babcock, Axsys Technologies and PMT. Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.) and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.).

“Jack brings significant international experience in operations and business strategy to Labsphere at a time when the photonics marketplace is rapidly changing,” says Robert Randelman, Divisional Chief Executive for Halma p.l.c. “Jack’s talents will enable him to expand Labsphere’s global market reach, both as a preferred supplier and as the world-respected expert in light metrology solutions.”

Peter Weitzman Ph.D.,  Senior Vice President of Labsphere

Peter Weitzman Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Labsphere

Weitzman has led Labsphere’s sales and marketing since 2008, guiding the company’s growth by developing applications engineering aligned with customer needs. Prior to that, he held senior positions with DEM Solutions and Concept NREC. Weitzman earned a doctoral degree in non-linear optics from Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.), a Master of Science degree electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University (Medford, Mass.).

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Labsphere Signs Cooperative Agreement for LED Measurement Collaboration

Finalizes arrangement with Chinese National Lighting Test Centre and Shanghai Alpha Lighting
North Sutton, New Hampshire (August 15, 2011) – Labsphere, Inc. has signed a cooperation agreement with National Lighting Test Centre (Shanghai). The partnership, facilitated by Labsphere distributor, Shanghai Alpha Lighting Equipment Testing Ltd., is centered on Labsphere’s TOCS LED Measurement System.

Labsphere, Chinese National Lighting Test Centre and Shanghai Alpha Lighting representatives finalize agreement with signing ceremony.

Labsphere, Chinese National Lighting Test Centre and Shanghai Alpha Lighting representatives finalize agreement with signing ceremony.

The National Lighting Test Centre’s National Luminaries Quality Supervision Testing Centre is the first professional international laboratory for lighting equipment in China. Under this agreement, Labsphere supplied the center with its Thermal/Optical/Electrical LED Measurement Systems (TOCS), to which the center will apply its patent (Measurement Devices for LED Forward Voltage Drop and Junction Temperature Curve, Patent No.: ZL2009 2 0212653.0) to correlate voltage drop with junction temperature. Additionally, the companies have agreed to actively share information pertaining to developing lighting trends and to cooperate in the launch of academic communications and activities.

The Labsphere LED TOCS enables measurement of optical properties as a function of temperature and operating current using a single instrument, complying with international standards and regulations. TOCS adheres to the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) LM-79 standard to produce accurate and repeatable LED measurement results. TOCS systems are based on integrating sphere technology and can be used for 2pi and 4pi measurements. The basic TOCS system consists of an integrating sphere (50cm to 300cm in size), high resolution CCD spectrometer, light source, power supply and proprietary Labsphere TOCS software.

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