In Vitro Measurements of Sunscreen Performance

by Dr. Stanfield Suncare Research Labs

FDA Sunscreen Drug Products for Over the Counter Human Drugs

Federal Register Friday August 25 1978 Part II First Federal Sunscreen Testing Protocol.

Includes XPS 150 watt power supply
UV Filters validated to the International Sun Protection Factor Test Method Standard 2003
Internal igniter used to ignite the xenon arc lamp
Lamp housing
Dose Control System
Complete high performance optics for collimation and uniformity
Output selection switch to choose between UV-A only and UV-A + UV-B spectrum.


Illuminated area

Horizontal, 0.4" (1 cm) in diameter

Light source

150 Watt Xenon

Lamp lifetime

approx. 900 hours


10.75 x 5.5 x 9.5" (27 x 14 x 24 cm)


7lbs (3.2kg)

Line Voltage:

95-250 VAC, 5A, 1Ph.
50/60 Hz

16S-150-001 Standard

includes: 16S-150 Solar Simulator with internal shutter and 1cm horizontal output
150W XPS Power Supply
Validation and certification of compliance to COLIPA May 06 standard
PMA2100 Datalogging Radiometer with dose control
PMA2105 Erythema UV Sensor
PMA2114 UVA Sensor
Position stop
150W Xenon Lamp

• SPF TESTING SOLAR SIMULATORS 16S-150-001 Simulators_16S-150-001.pdf


Objective determination of Fitzpatrick skin type
Dose Control System
The Dose Control System is an integral part of conducting precision sunlight exposure testing. The Dose Control System allows the monitoring and controlling of the output of the 16S-002. It accumulates the amount of light being outputted and alerts you when your preset dose has been reached. This features allows you to expose a precise amount of light to the solar cell.
Dose Controller/Meter DCS 2.0
SPF and UVA Sunscreen Standards
Included Accessories
See "Packages"
Required Accessories

1 year Standard Warranty

SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY warrants that the equipment has been carefully tested, inspected and left the Factory in proper working condition, free of visible defects.  SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY warrants the equipment to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and operation, for a period of one (1) year after the date of initial operation, or demonstration; or eighteen (18) months from the date of shipment from the Factory; or whichever occurs first. The warranty is limited to the free replacement of all-defective parts and free labor during the first year of warranty.  Defective parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY. The above stated Warranty is subject to the following conditions: Equipment being installed within the United States of America, Canada, or sold by authorized SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY representatives or their agents outside the continental United States. The equipment being installed is operated and maintained in accordance with SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY’s operating instructions, maintenance instructions and specifications. Utilization of only SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY’s authorized parts and components.  The utilization of a duly authorized representative for all work performed on SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY equipment during the warranty period.  Any variation(s) to the above warranty must be in writing and mutually acceptable by SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY and the customer. The warranty shall not apply to damages resulting from errors in installation, nor shall it apply to any equipment, which has been subject to damages, alterations or misuse by the purchaser.  Parts of the equipment, which would be generally considered as expendable service items during normal use, such as fuses, lamps, detector shields, etc., are not covered under the warranty. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THIS DESCRIPTION, AND EXPRESSLY NO IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANTICIPATED LOSS OF PROFITS SUFFERED BY THE PURCHASER.