Light laboratory allows customers to perform photometric measurements and analyse their lighting projects

LightingNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2011

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company and the leading semiconductor specialist in EMEA, is one of the first companies in the European semiconductor distribution industry to offer customers access to a light laboratory. Here, they can perform all relevant photometric and radiometric light measurements in accordance with specifications from the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage, the international commission on light. From using spectroradiometers and goniophotometers to thermal imagers, the complete spectrum of products from individual LEDs right up to the complete luminaires are covered in the EBVLightLab. „Many luminaire manufacturers would like to make the leap from conventional filament and (C)FL lamps to LED lighting, but currently have neither the necessary design expertise nor the expensive measuring equipment. For many years now, EBV Elektronik has been helping these customers with their designs as part of its EBVLightSpeed activities.
Starting in February 2012, EBV Elektronik will offer its customers a new service at its headquarters in Poing, near Munich: the light laboratory known as EBVLightLab. EBV Elektronik is now one of the first companies in the European semiconductor distribution industry to allow its customers to perform radiometric and photometric measurements across the entire light chain: from measurements on individual LEDs or LED modules and comparative measurements of light sources (e.g. light bulbs versus CFL or LED solutions) right up to the complete measurement of entire luminaires. This will give even smaller companies access to exclusive, high-precision measuring technology.
EBV Elektronik will also hold training and customer seminars in the new EBVLightLab. In these training seminars, EBV will discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages of the various light sources and give tips on optimum implementation of  luminaires adapted to the relevant application.