The lighting industry is much different today than it was just a few years ago. With new types of lighting being released all the time, it’s important that all of these new lighting sources are properly regulated.
Important IEC 62471 Standards
The government enacted tough lighting standards to help evaluate and control the optical radiation hazards from lamps at all points of human access through a standardization of measurement techniques. These standards deal with spectroradiometric measurements of extended light sources, as opposed to point sources, in terms of radiance and irradiance. These sources can be altered by filtration, projection, and diffusing options in terms of distribution and spectral content. The International Electrotechnical Commission standards also take into account retinal hazard, distance, projected size, and response.
Manufacturers Required to Meet IEC Standards
All manufacturers of lighting sources are required to measure the amount of light produced and evaluate human hazards in accordance with the latest IEC standards.
Gooch & Housego Offers a Robust Spectroradiometer System
At Gooch & Housego, we provide a top of the line spectroradiometer system that allows lighting manufacturers, as well as independent testing laboratories around the world, the chance to properly test their different types of lighting in accordance with IEC 62471 standards. We have a specially configured spectroradiometer system based on the OL 750D double monochromator that is designed to test all types of light hazard laid out in the IEC specifications. The flexibility of our system allows testers the flexibility to make quick modifications to the system between tests. Our solution also has OL 750D software that allows for direct reporting into MS Word and MS Excel to allow for easy access to all necessary lighting data.
For more information on our spectroradiometer system for IEC62471 photobiological hazard measurements, reach out to Gooch & Housego today at 800-899-3171.