2013-03-26

Optronik Berlin becomes Instrument Systems - Merger of Optronik Berlin with its parent company Instrument Systems

Effective 27 February 2013, Optronik Berlin GmbH was merged with the parent company Instrument Systems GmbH. Since 2010, Optronik and Instrument Systems have been working closely together on joint product developments and production operations. This cooperation is now going to continue under one roof following the merger of the two companies.  The Optronik location in Berlin will be retained with all the employees working as a team of experts specializing in goniophotometry and for equipping turnkey photometric laboratories. ......
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2011-04-11

LEDinside: Exclusive Interview with Richard Distl, CEO of Instrument Systems

As the LED industry has become more mature, LED makers have been laying more emphasis on the chip quality. Due to the great amount of backlight applications in the LED industry and manufacturers’ increasing focus on the uniform light distribution, a lot of LED makers have encountered optical measuring problems. The field of LED lighting is now in dare need of better optical measuring equipment: with the increasing orders from Europe, America and Japan, clients not only focus on luminous efficacy but also stress more on the light uniformity, fidelity and color rende...
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2011-01-26

Instrument Systems receives major order from Korean company LG Innotek

Last year, Instrument Systems GmbH further reinforced its leading position in LED Test & Measurement by gaining a major order worth several million euros. The order for a large number of array spectrometers from the CAS 140CT series placed by Korean company LG Innotek has strengthened the market leadership of the manufacturer of light measurement systems based in Munich.
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2009-01-10

Orb Optronix Announces LED Eye Safety Test Services

Orb Optronix has measured commercially available solid state lighting products (SSL) that exceed risk group category RG-1 blue light hazard limits in the ANSI/IESNA RP-27.3-07 ‘Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps, Risk Group Classification and Labeling’ standard along with IEC 62471:2006. The RG-2 categorization cautions against direct viewing of light sources with the human eye.
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2009-01-09

Some LED Products Not Eye-safe, says Orb Optronix

Orb Optronix has measured several solid state lighting products that cause retinal injury if viewed directly. The products that exceed risk group category RG-1 blue light hazard limits in the ANSI/IESNA RP-27.3-07 ‘Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps, Risk Group Classification and Labeling’ standard along with IEC 62471:2006. The RG-2 categorization cautions against direct viewing of light sources with the human eye.
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2008-09-10

Greenlight Initiative Validates LED Lighting Solutions Programs

Recently, Greenlight Initiative, a New York City based LED-lighting sales organization and solutions provider, announced its plans to implement full third party photometric testing and qualification for all of its product lines beginning January 2009. This program, intended to independently verify and extend upon any available manufacturers’ test data, is in addition to Greenlight’s previously announced qualitative evaluation program.
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Today Philips Lumileds launches its proprietary CrispWhite Technology, yet another quality of light breakthrough in its portfolio, making whites appear vivid and bright while colors appear saturated. LUXEON CoB arrays with CrispWhite Technolog... READ MORE

For the first time there is a compact laser multi-chip package. Osram Opto Semiconductors can pack up to 20 blue laser chips in the new PLPM4 450 module. Instead of taking the laborious approach and constructing a light source from individual ... READ MORE