The Standard in UPF Testing of Fabrics and Textiles

Solar Light’s Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Analyzer, SPF-290AS, determines the UPF values of sun protecting fabrics and textiles.  Covering both the UVB and UVA spectral regions, the system automatically scans from 290 to 400nm, complying with all major worldwide standards including AATCC TM 183-2010, BS EN 13758-1, GBT18830-2009, and AS/NZS 4399.  As the leading supplier to global UPF testing laboratories, garment and apparel…

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Testing Sun Protective Fabrics and Textiles

The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates the effectiveness of fabrics and textiles to shield skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Since we introduced the first Solar Simulator for biomedical research in 1967, we have been providing sun protection measurement products, compliance and testing expertise to contract laboratories, cosmetic, healthcare, textile and apparel manufacturers worldwide. Our decades of…

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The Standard For In Vivo SPF Testing

Solar Light’s research-grade SPF Testing System complies with the latest ISO24442, ISO24444, FDA Final Rule, JCIA, Australian, and COLIPA spectral irradiance standards for In Vivo SPF sunscreen testing. The SPF Testing System consists of a Single-Output Solar Simulator, Automated Dose Controller, and NIST-traceable SUV and UVA Sensors. The solar simulation of UV radiation in the 290-400nm range can be optionally configured to provide UVA only, UVB only, HEV,…

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The Standard For In Vitro SPF Testing

Solar Light’s In Vitro Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF) Analyzer, SPF-290AS, determines the SPF values of sunscreen and cosmetic products, as well as the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of sun protecting fabrics. Covering both the UVB and UVA spectral regions, the system automatically scans from 290 to 400nm. The monochromatic protection factor (MPF) is determined for…

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The Impact of Sunlight on Human Health and the Environment

The effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure on human health and the environment continues to receive greater and more attention from the medical, educational and environmental communities. Since we introduced the world’s first solar simulator in 1967 for biomedical research, Solar Light’s products and capabilities have been providing critical information to support formulation, quality and safety…

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Solar Light Company, Inc., Expands Global Commercial Operations, adds Jeffrey W. Hall as Executive Vice President!

Solar Light Company, Inc., Expands Global Commercial Operations, adds Jeffrey W. Hall as Executive Vice President – Commercial Operations.  Key executive to drive commercial growth of health protection and environmental monitoring solutions.  [GLENSIDE, PA, July 2, 2018] Solar Light Company, Inc., the global provider of specialized light-measuring sensors and systems for global health protection and…

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MICROTOPS II Sunphotometer

Microtops II® Sunphotometer

Solar Light’s Microtops II has become the world-standard scientific instrument for fast, convenient, and accurate measurements of the ozone layer. Just point the hand-held instrument at the sun and, within a few seconds, it provides the total ozone amount within a percent or two of that measured by much larger and more costly Dobson and…

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Custom Spectra Output Solar Simulators For SPF and Medical Research

Today, Solar Light Company, Inc. announced the introduction of Retrofitable Custom Spectra Kits for its existing line of Solar Simulators in the 601-Series, LS1000-Series, and 16S-Series. As SPF and medical research continues to rapidly evolve into different wavelengths, Solar Light can quickly and affordably adapt existing simulators in the field to output custom spectra, making…

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