Additional Information

Spectral Measurement Services

Solar Light can provide spectral analysis of detectors, light sources, and the transmissivity and reflectivity of materials. Using advanced spectroradiometers, monochromators, NIST traceable standard lamps, and NIST Traceable standard detectors, Solar Light provides absolute spectroradiometric analyses.

Services Include:

Spectral light transmission characteristics of a material
The spectral response of a detector
The spectral output of a light source
Test and Measurement Standards

including, but are not limited to:

* ASTM G155-07 “Standard Practice for Operation of Xenon Arc Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials.” * ASTM D 2565 “../ Xenon Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Use” * ASTM D4329-05 “../ Fluorescent UV Exposure of Plastics” * ASTM D4674 “../ accelerated Testing for Color Stability of Plastics Exposed to Indoor Fluorescent Lighting and Window Filtered Daylight” * ASTM D5071-06 “../ Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus” * ASTM D5208-09 “../ Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics” * ASTM E1347 “../Color Analysis * ASTM Method E313 ”Standard Practice for Calculating Yellowing Index” * ISO 4892 “UV Exposure: Plastics - Methods of Exposure To Laboratory Light Sources” * ISO 11341 “Paints and varnishes - Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation - exposure to “filtered xenon-arc radiation”

Test and Measurement Equipment
Solar Light Model 16S-300 Short Arc Xenon UV Solar Simulators;
Filters UG11 and WG 320.
GE T8 40 watt BLB fluorescent lamp
Solar Light Model LS-1000 6” Air Mass Solar Simulator
Solar Light Model LS-1000 6” UV Solar Simulator
Solar Light Model PMA2100 dual channel datalogging radiometer
Solar Light Model PMA2103 UVA+B detector
Solar Light Model PMA2144 Class II Pyranometer
Stability Environments Controlled Temperature, Humidity & Light Walk-in Chamber
Stability Environments 10 cu ft Controlled Temperature & Humidity Reach-in Chamber
Stability Environments 33 cu ft Controlled Temperature & Humidity Reach-in Chamber
Hunter Lab Model CQXE
Optronic Laboratories Model 740 A/D Monochromator
Optronic Laboratories Model 730A Radiometer
Optronic Laboratories Model 740-1C Controller
Optronic Laboratories Model OL 220M Quartz-halogen lamp
Optronic Laboratories Model 65DS Precision Current Source

Procedure to send Materials and Equipment to Solar Light for testing:
1. Complete the “Materials Testing Form” and mark box "Attn: Materials Testing Laboratory".
2. Issue a purchase order or include payment information.
3. Provide specific shipping instructions for the return shipment and fax or e-mail P.O. / Return Form to Solar Light Company and
4. Enclosed a copy of the "Materials Testing Form" in the package with the instrument along with price quotation.
Ship prepaid via UPS or FedEx, fully insured to:

Solar Light Company, Inc.
100 East Glenside Avenue
Glenside, PA. 19038 USA
Tel: 215 517-8700
Fax: 215 517-8747
Send to: Attn: Materials Testing Laboratory
1. If the customer is from outside the United States, mark shipping documents/commercial invoice with: “U.S.A. Goods being returned to the manufacturer for repair and re-shipment back to us.”
2. Solar Light will inspect the instruments upon received and will advise and obtain approval of testing before proceeding with the work.
3. Solar Light standard payment terms are: Payment in Advance (before shipment) either by major Credit Card with 1.5% surcharge or via bank wire transfer

UPF Evaluation of Fabrics and Materials
Accelerated UV Testing of Materials for Indoor & Outdoor Exposure, UV Transmission of Materials affected by Accelerated UV Exposure Spectral irradiance of Light Sources List of Testing Applications
UV Testing Laboratory
Have your samples exposed to UV, or full spectrum sunlight to simulate years worth of sunlight in days. At Solar Light, we can expose plastics, paints, coatings, textiles, papers, and other materials to UV light to test how they will stand up to years of UV light. Using only Solar Light solar simulators we can expose your samples to the spectrum of natural sunlight with a class "A" spectrum and 5% uniformity, providing the closest spectral output of sunlight that can be simulated by a light source. The accelerated life testing will show how a material will react to long term sunlight exposure.
Paints & Coatings:
We can expose your paints and coatings for color fastness testing and accelerated life testing to long term UV exposure. Find out if the paint you are using or manufacturing will withstand years worth of UV weathering. All testing of paints and coatings follow ASTM standard G155.
Test your different textiles for color fastness and degradation to long term UV exposure. Many textiles will fade rapidly under sunlight. Performing an environmental test will show how much your textiles are fading or degrading and allow you to determine if you need to use another textile or add more UV inhibitor to your dyes.
est plastics, vinyl's, polyethylene and other synthetic type materials for degradation and color fastness. Our plastics testing equipment follows ASTM standards G155, D2565, D4459 and more. Have your plastics put through an environmental weathering test and view the level of degradation of many years of sunlight in only a few days.
Paper products:
Many packages and labels fade after a short period of being exposed to light this is because of a lack of UV inhibitor used in the ink. We can perform fade resistance tests that will show whether or not your material will fade and how long it will take. Accelerated color fastness testing can be performed on any wood pulp product like paper labels, card board packaging, wall paper, and other items.