Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has announced the opening of its Chandler, Ariz. lighting lab, enabling customers the ability to test and measure a wide range of LED applications. “The demand for LEDs has reached an explosive growth phase,” says George Kelly, technical specialist and LightLab manager for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet LightLab’s capabilities, coupled with Avnet’s national team of LED-focused illumination engineers, substantially reduces our customers’ design time and provides a means to weigh various design options – ultimately optimizing their end-products’ performance and extending their competitive edge.” The Avnet LightLab is a state-of-the-art, 900-sq.-ft. facility, equipped with the latest LED metrology suite from Instrument Systems. Designed to measure the key optical, electrical, and thermal characteristics of high-power LEDs, modules, and luminaires, the Avnet LightLab services are offered to qualified customers. All photometric, radiometric, and colormetric testing is conducted in accordance with specifications from the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE™), the international commission on light. Avnet’s LightLab supports a broad range of LED applications, including general illumination, medical, industrial, transportation, military, signage, and security applications. Typical tests include:
- Total flux measurement
- Illuminance measurement
- Thermal analysis and mapping
- Luminous efficiency
- Spectral Power Disruption (SPD)
- Color Rendering Index (CRI)
For more information about Avnet’s lighting products and services, visit www.em.avnet.com/lighting.