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 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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Accelerated UV Testing For Plastics

Solar Light Co. makes Solar Simulator testing kits specifically for accelerated UV plastics testing. We also have the facilities to perform accelerated UV testing at various levels of humidity and temperatures. The company’s solar simulators use a xenon arc lamp with filters and lenses to produce the entire solar UV spectrum. They generate the light…

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A Simple Guide to UV Testing

What exactly is UV testing and how does it contribute to our society? This is an easy question to answer, seeing as how UV testing has become not only an integral part our industry, but to the American public in general. Solar Light Company offers many services, including UV testing, so we have a pretty…

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