Byko-Spectra Lite Tackles Colorimetry Challenges with Five Light Sources

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BYK-Gardner introduces the new light booth, Byko-spectra lite, complementing the company’s light booth range with five light sources and a compact design.

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BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, introduces the new light booth, Byko-spectra lite. In addition to the company’s light booth range, the lite version features five light sources and a compact design.

As colors appear differently under different light sources, the company says, defined lighting conditions and standardized color-neutral environment are important in order to optimize the visual evaluation. The light sources of Byko-spectra lite for daylight, home light and department store light allows you to remove the risk of metamerism, a perceived matching of the colors impacted by spectral power distribution.

Viewing under ultraviolet light helps you to detect and evaluate optical brighteners or fluorescent pigments. The Byko-spectra lite with its certified consistency helps to evaluate according to all common standards as ISO, ASTM, DIN, SAE, BSI and obtain color assessment with confidence.

The company says that the challenge is to offer daylight source as near as possible to CIE standardized D65 illuminant. The daylight-based technology in the light booths is designed to deliver consistent, accurate rendering of color with CIE rating of B/C based on CIE Publication 51.

Features include easy lamp replacement and servicing combined with an elapsed time tracker that indicates when to replace the lamps. Automatic sequencing provides a fixed viewing time for each source and helps to standardize the testing procedures. 

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