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Solar Light Company, Inc. has been providing research professionals with laboratory-grade solutions for the advancement of light sciences ever since we invented the world’s first Solar Simulator in 1967. The company is recognized worldwide as America’s premier manufacturer of Precision Light Sources, Light Measurement Instrumentation, UV Transmittance Analyzers, Meteorological Instrumentation, OEM Instrumentation, and over 135 different types of Sensors. We also provide a wide array of services, including accelerated UV materials testing, NIST-traceable spectroradiometric analyses, reflectance and spectral transmittance testing, and calibrations for light meters and light sources.

Solar Light is in the business of measuring the impact of environmental exposure. We believe that the societal risk and impact of environmental exposure is a long-term growth driver. Building on our 50+ year heritage of measuring and understanding the impact of solar UV,  we provide a complete range of solutions from selling products for our customers to do their own measurements, to offering the services of measurement to our customers.

Our customers choose us because we enable them to have confident data with which to make specific decisions. We strive to make our customers feel that we (including our channel partners) are invested in their success and partnered with their journey, rather than being a mere transaction seller. To do this well, we have to have scientific understanding of our customers’ applications so that we can provide solutions for them to obtain better, more accurate data. We are known as the industry expert which invests in driving the industry forward, to provide increasingly more effective and valuable tools to understand the impacts of environmental exposure on people, property and life.

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Our Commitment To Our Customers

At Solar Light Company, Inc. we are motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our highly engineered products to find creative solutions to complex problems, develop breakthrough scientific advancements, and stay ahead of the technological curve. We run our business in much the same way. We maintain innovation as the focal point of our corporate mission, and strive to provide state of the art products and solutions that help our customers pioneer into the future.

Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge, and to better serve our customers. Our experienced staff of engineers and physicists is readily accessible via phone, e-mail, or Skype whenever you need us. Our team is devoted to listening and collaborating with our customers to find solutions to almost any light science application.

Quality

Solar Light Company, Inc.’s QMS is accredited to ISO9001:2015 by DEKRA Certification, Inc. A copy of our most recent ISO Certificate can be downloaded here.

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques

Solar Light Company, Inc. has implemented World Class Manufacturing Principles in a consistent effort to offer our customers the highest quality products in the industry. Some of these techniques include:

  • Just in time
  • Kan Ban
  • Foot step reduction program
  • Mini-factories
  • Cross training
  • Pull system
  • Visual inventory
  • Visual production planning
  • Rapid production

These techniques, coupled with many decades of experience, result in short lead times, mass customization capabilities, lower costs, and employee empowerment.

Acquisitions

2018 – Optronic Laboratories™ Photonics Equipment, Instrumentation, and Calibration Standards (Affiliate).

2015 – Solartech – Solarmeter® Handheld meters with integral sensors for measuring UV, Visible and IR.

2014 – UV Transmittance Analyzer Business from Optometrics Corporation (a Dynasil Company).

Products

  • Light Measurement Instrumentation
  • Solar Simulators 150-1000+W
  • UV Transmittance Analyzers
  • Meteorological Instrumentation
  • OEM Instrumentation
  • Digital and Analog Light Sensors

Services

  • Accelerated Outdoor UV Testing
  • Accelerated Indoor Light Testing
  • UPF Testing
  • Spectral Irradiance Measurements
  • Spectral Response Testing
  • UV, VIS, and IR Spectral Transmission Studies
  • Visible Light Reflectance Test
  • NIST Calibrations

A Commitment To Community

We are committed to improving community around us, and offer employees paid time off for any volunteer activity that supports community activities or local charities.

Customers

Solar Light Company, Inc. serves over 50,000 customers across every continent on the globe, from metrological observatories and weather stations to the biggest names in cosmetics, aerospace, automotive, furniture, fashion, medical, academic research, and dozens of other prominent industries. Please let us know your needs, and we will present you with readily available solutions!