Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 13, 2016

Ophir Photonics Introduces FluxGage Measurement System at LpS 2016

Ophir Photonics Group, a Newport Corporation company celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser and LED measurement equipment, has announced the FluxGage, a compact, all-in-one LED luminaire measurement system. The patent-pending FluxGage measures flux, color, and flicker, important quantities for evaluating the performance of LED-based products. The measurement system is three times smaller and lower cost than equivalent integrating sphere products. It is designed for use by R&D during development and production for incoming inspection and quality control of new and replacement parts, allowing LED luminaires and modules to be sorted for consistency.

The FluxGage is an all-in-one photometric test system that uses 2 pi geometry. A spectrometer is incorporated for color measurement of the spectrum, CCT (correlated color temperature), CRI (color rendering index), Duv, and chromaticity. There is also a fast photodetector for flicker measurements. No fibers are needed.

The FluxGage system uses solar panels as the light detector. The panels are arranged on the inside walls of the measurement cavity and are covered with black paint and a dense array of clear pinholes through which the light passes. This design significantly reduces the reflectance of the solar panels, enabling the system to be only slightly larger than the luminaire source under test. It can measure luminaires of up to 610 x 450 mm.

Integrated software simplifies set up and operation with all the optical data from the light source displayed. The FluxGage connects to a PC via a USB cable. A calibrated, NIST-traceable LED source is used to calibrate the system in the field.

Availability:

The FluxGage LED luminaire measurement system is available now. OEM pricing is provided on request. FluxGage can is demonstrated for the first time officially at LpS 2016 held in Bregenz from Sept. 20th to 22nd.

Detailed information can be found at the Ophir Photonics website respectively downloaded as PDF at http://www.ophiropt.com/FluxGage.pdf

About Ophir Photonics:

With over 40 years of experience, Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation company, provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, beam profilers, spectrum analyzers, and goniometric radiometers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including the R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry's first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; and Spiricon's Ultracal™, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The Photon family of products includes NanoScan scanning-slit technology, which is capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution. The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. Their modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.ophiropt.com/photonics

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