The LS-200 full-spectrum monitoring device represents a significant step forward for the measurement of light in artificial weathering instruments.
Automatically controlled irradiance (Ci) laboratory weathering instruments were first introduced in 1970. The technology has since become universally used. Today, virtually all lightfastness standards specify irradiance control, and all major manufacturers of lightfastness instruments offer instruments that feature a version of irradiance control.
Until now, controlled-irradiance devices were limited to maintaining and providing irradiance data at, or about, a single wavelength or wavelength range. With the introduction of Atlas Material Testing Technology’s LS-200 full-spectrum monitoring (FSM) device, the complete spectral power distribution (SPD) of the light source can now be measured and recorded. This presentation discusses the features, benefits and capabilities of this device, which has recently been introduced to the market.