ASD Inc. Releases the Illuminator Reflectance Lamp for Accurate, Dependable Indoor Reflectance Measurements

ASD Inc. Releases the Illuminator Reflectance Lamp for Accurate, Dependable Indoor Reflectance Measurements
September 12, 2012
Highly stable light source addresses a wide range of spectral analysis applications requiring artificial illumination without physical sample contact

BOULDER, Colo. – Sept. 12, 2012 – ASD Inc., a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, announced today the release of the Illuminator reflectance lamp for accurate indoor diffuse reflectance measurements. This unique and highly stable light source addresses a wide range of non-contact spectral analysis applications requiring artificial illumination.

The Illuminator is designed to work with the FieldSpec® line of spectroradiometers or other instrumentation that requires reflectance illumination. With a smooth spectral curve and a constant lamp energy output, the Illuminator is perfect for dependable diffuse reflectance measurements across the full VIS/NIR spectral range (350 – 2500 nm). Sample materials well-suited for the Illuminator include soil and minerals, vegetation, fragile fossil specimens, delicate documents, and reflective or painted surfaces.

“One of the big advantages the Illuminator reflectance lamp provides is a strong and stable beam to maximize the amount of light energy on a sample area for the most dependable, accurate non-contact indoor measurements,” said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD.

Illuminator Benefits:
•    Stable illumination over the 350 to 2500 nm range
•    Maximized light energy through well-defined beam
•    Multiple mount options, making it usable with any lab stands or tripods
•    Can be used with nearly any instrument performing reflectance measurement readings (recommended with FieldSpec spectroradiometers)
•    Soft-start feature extends bulb life: rated at 1,340 hours, which is equivalent  to more than 160 full days of steady use

For more details, visit: the Illuminator page.
 

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