Manufacturers of LED based products ranging from general lighting to niche products such as bicycle lamps and headlamps require various measurement capabilities to ensure product performance and quality.
For example, the tolerance classifications in LED binning often exceed those permitted by the application or do not match the end use operating conditions thereby requiring device testing and selection. Therefore, manufacturers benefit from versatile, cost effective and accurate light meters that meet the differing measurement requirements of product development, goods-in inspection and testing of single LEDs, measurement of assembled LED arrays and single LEDs, as well as quality control of the final products.
The Plus concept for flexible use of the BTS256-LED
The BTS256-LED Plus concept is based on the BTS256-LED, a compact spectral light meter that can be used to measure the luminous flux, spectrum, color, and color rendering index of LEDs. One key feature of the BTS256-LED is its conical measurement port that makes it possible to perform measurements of assembled single LEDs even within array formats.
With the optional accessories, the range of functions of the BTS256-LED device can be easily enhanced to suit different applications. One distinguishing feature of this spectroradiometer is its precision bayonet socket for attaching accessory equipment. This eliminates the need for connecting light guides which avoids the common reproducibility problems experienced when connecting and disconnecting light guides and thereby maintains traceable calibration.
Optional components of the BTS256-LED Plus concept
The BTS256-LED-DA diffuser window can be used to extend the measurement functions of the BTS256-LED, making it possible to measure the illuminance. It provides the required cosine correction over a +/-60o degree field of view and is therefore only recommended for measurement of directional lamps specifications. For the illuminance measurement of extended light sources Gigahertz-Optik GmbH offers the MSC15 and BTS256-EF light meters. BTS256-LED-DA specifications.
The BTS256-LED-IB illuminance adapter is designed for measurement of the averaged LED intensity according to CIE 127 Condition B. When combined with the internal integrating sphere of the BTS256-LED, this adapter provides extremely high uniformity across the 1 cm² measurement area specified within the CIE 127. BTS256-LED-IB specifications.
The BTS256-LED may also be used with external integrating spheres from the ISD series enabling 4-Pi luminous flux measurements in spheres up to 100cm diameter and 2-Pi measurements with ports up to 254 mm. The 2-Pi measurement port of the ISD-21 has a maximum diameter of 63.5 mm, whereas the maximum diameter of the ISD-50 is 127 mm. The fully opening ISD-50HF and ISD-100HF integrating spheres are well-suited for measurement of 4-Pi lamps thanks to their height-adjustable sample holders at the center of the sphere. These spheres can also be fitted with a 2-Pi measurement port (127 mm or 254 mm diameter) that remains closed when not in use. All spheres are equipped with an auxiliary lamp. The ISD-100HFT sphere rotates in its stand conveniently allowing measurements to be made taking into account the thermal effects in different operating orientations of the devices under test. External ISD-Series spheres also increase the maximum level of luminous flux that can be measured by the BTS256-LED.
The GB-GD-360-R40-2 goniometer can be used to enhance the BTS256-LED in order to perform illuminance distribution measurements of 2π lamps.
Calibration of the BTS256-LED
One essential quality feature of photometric devices is their precise and traceable calibration. Calibration of the BTS256-LED with the optional accessories is done in Gigahertz-Optik’s calibration laboratory that is accredited by DAkkS (D-K-15047-01-00) for the spectral responsivity and spectral irradiance according to ISO/IEC 17025. The calibration description can be found in the datasheets of the BTS256-LED with the corresponding accessories.
Universal spectroradiometer for measurement of the luminous flux, spectrum, color, and color rendering index of single LEDs with optional accessories for the illuminance, luminous intensity, luminous flux of LED arrays, lamps, and luminous intensity distribution.
Compact measurement device with a bayonet connector for easy and precise connection of accessory equipment.
Measurement parameter depending on accessory equipment, Spectral range: 360 nm - 830 nm, bandwidth: 5 nm with optical bandwidth correction according to CIE 214
Design, inspection of single LEDs on incoming products, quality control of assembled single LEDs, LED matrices, and LED lamps in production processes
Depending on the measurement parameters of the respective accessory. Factory calibration traceable to international calibration standards.
|Datasheet||BTS256-LED Plus Concept|
|Brochure||Light measurement solutions for general and specialized lighting|
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|BTS256-LED-DA||Compact Bi-Tec measurement device for the measurement of illuminance and luminous flux.
Features: Bajonett adapter with diffusor for the BTS256-LED, +/- 30° cosine corrected field of view, spectral radiant power, color temperature, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, etc.
|BTS256-LED-IB||Compact Bi-Tec measurement device for the measurement of ILED-B.
Features: Bajonett adapter with ILED-B geometry according CIE 127, spectral data, color temperature, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, etc.
|ISD-21-BTS256-LED||System for the luminous flux and light color measurement of individual 2π light emitting diodes up to 63.5mm.
Features: Integrating sphere with 21cm diameter and auxiliary lamp, compact spectral light meter with Bi-Tec sensor for acurate measurement of the luminous flux, spectral radiant power, CCT, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, etc.
|ISD-50-BTS256-LED||System for the luminous flux and light color measurement of individual 2π light emitting diodes up to 100mm.
Features: Integrating sphere with 50cm diameter and auxiliary lamp, compact spectral light meter with Bi-Tec sensor for acurate measurement of the luminous flux, spectral radiant power, CCT, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, etc.
|ISD-50HF-BTS256-LED||System for the luminous flux measurement of 4π (optional 2π and 4π) light fixtures inside a sphere.
Features: Integrating sphere with 50cm hemispherical shell for opening and closing and auxiliary lamps. Light meter with Bi-Technology sensor for acurate measurement of luminous flux, spectral radiant power, CCT, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, etc.
|ISD-100HF-BTS256-LED||System for the luminous flux measurement of 2π and 4π light fixtures inside a sphere.
Features: Integrating sphere with a 1000 mm diameter, hemispherical shell for opening and closing, auxiliary lamp. Light meter for acurate measurement of luminous flux, spectral radiant power, CCT, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, User software, etc. Options: quadripole test sockets.
|GB-GD-360-RB40-2-BTS256-LED||Goniometersystem for the luminous flux and light color measurement of individual 2π light emitting diodes with an adjustable measurement distance up to 2000mm.
Features: Goniometer, compact spectral light meter with Bi-Tec sensor for acurate measurement of the luminous flux, spectral radiant power, CCT, CRI, chromaticity coordinates, IES, EULUMDAT, etc.
|S-SDK-BTS256||Software Development Kit for BTS256 variants.|