With a Viso Light measurement system in your lab, you will not need an integrating sphere. This is why.
A traditional light measurement lab
A traditional, far-field light measurement lab would need:
– MEASUREMENT STEP 1: A mirror-gonioPHOTOmeter
– MEASUREMENT STEP 2: An integrating sphere
– A large instrument rack
– A sensor in e.g. 25 meter distance
– 5-6 meter ceiling height in lab
A photometer does not capture spectral properties. Hence all data color data such as CCT and CRI need to be measured with another system – typically an integrating sphere (A.K.A. an Ulbricht sphere) fitted with a spectrometer. Each light source will then need characterization in two steps. The goniophotometer captures light intensities (candela in all directions = light distribution) and lumen package. Then, the integrating sphere captures lumen package and SUMMARIZED color data (integrated spectrum, overall CCT, CRI tec.)
A VISO light measurement lab
A modern, Viso far-field light measurement lab includes:
– MEASUREMENT STEP 1: A gonioSPECTROmeter
– A PC/laptop
– A sensor in e.g. 10 – 25 meter distance depending on the size of your light sources
– Normal ceiling height in lab
A spectrometer captures spectral distribution and light intensity. Hence, all data can be captured in one measurement session – a single step for each light source. The Viso goniospectrometer captures light intensities (candela in all directions = light distribution) and lumen package, as well as SUMMARIZED AND PER ANGLE color data (integrated spectrum, overall CCT, CRI etc., color over angle). Consequently, the modern lab is faster and easier to operate and takes up much less space.