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How the quality of displays in the vehicle is measured

German article by Dr. Silke Kirchner
21.10.2019

Before an LC display is accepted by an OEM, the quality must be carefully tested according to fixed criteria. Besides know-what and know-how, high-precision optical measuring technology is called for here.

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Measuring the photometric quantities of an LED

German article by Dr. Günther Leschhorn
24.09.2019

The user must familiarize him- or herself with new values and terms, and expects consistency. That in turn is a challenge for lamp and luminaire manufacturers: How are these quantities correctly measured on a comparable basis?

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Are screens and lamps on LED basis suddenly dangerous?

German article by Dr. Ðenan Konjhodžić
12.09.2019

The current international Standard IEC 62471 contains guidelines for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems. To ensure reliable evaluation, it places extremely high demands on measuring equipment and procedures.

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End-of-line (EOL) Testing of Recent OEM Display Quality Standards

Whitepaper by Instrument Systems
01.08.2019

The display market of the automotive industry is developing at rapid rate. Along with fast technological advancement of infotainment systems, head-up displays, or central controllers, a growing demand for safety, aesthetics and user comfort is evolving. In order to economically benefit from the new challenges in the automotive interior sector, it is crucial for suppliers to have a high success rate in meeting OEM display requirements.

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In-Line VCSEL Testing

Article by Dr. Tobias Roesener
03.06.2019

High-resolution array spectroradiometers guarantee high throughput volumes and reliability in industrial environment.

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What you need to know about LED lamps

German article by Ulrike Kuhlman at heise.de
13.04.2019

Have you ever wanted to buy an LED lamp, but were confused by the data on the packaging? With a few technical explanations you will know what you need to be aware of.

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On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

Article by Martin Senft
02.04.2019

Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions.

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Optical variety - the right measuring instrument for your individual task

German article by Dr. Günther Leschhorn
11.09.2018

There are two measuring procedures for determining the photometric and colorimetric values of light radiation: One is the integration method based on a photometer or imaging colorimeter. The other one is the spectral resolution method based on a spectroradiometer. Their advantages and disadvantages are detailed discussed in this article.

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Quality assessment of display systems: display metrology, do we need it?

Article by Dr. Michael E. Becker
21.08.2018

Today, displays are taken for granted in our everyday lives – unless they fail to function correctly or were falsely specified for an application. How can the quality of a display be objectively assessed, and by which methods and technology can it be analyzed and improved?

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In-process display analysis: fast testing using the spectroradiometer

German article by Dr. Ðenan Konjhodžić
20.08.2018

The brightness and color reproduction of a flat panel display is factory calibrated. For economic reasons this should take place in an automated process at the production stage. Spectroradiometers enable precise photometric and colorimetric measurements, and are fast enough for use in production.

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Blue light hazard - How dangerous is SSL lighting?

Commentary by Dr. Thomas Attenberger
01.06.2018

Modern Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology has long since found its way into our normal working and living environments. In the early phases, consumers were most concerned with lifetime, pricing and light quality of the new LED-based light sources. Now they have become almost ubiquitous, a focus has been placed on safety. At the recent Light+Building exhibition topics such as photobiological safety and blue light hazard (BLH) were highly ranked among both visitors and exhibitors.

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The good ones into the pot

German article by Dr. Günther Leschhorn
30.05.2018

In the LED manufacturing process electrical, optical and thermal measurements are performed on the production line itself, to sort the LEDs in quality groups and to separate defective from high-grade production.

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LED measurements in the production line

Fachartikel von Dr. Günther Leschhorn
12.01.2018

Optical measurements in LED mass production must be fast and precise. Various methods can be used in the individual production stages, in order to produce reliable results.

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Measurement Seminar – from SSL to Displays

Online-Bericht von Arno Grabher-Meyer
11.01.2018

For the third consecutive year, Instrument Systems invited engineers from all industries that deal with light measurement of SSL products and different kinds of displays to their seminar. LED professional’s Editor in Chief, Arno Grabher-Meyer, was also pleased to receive (and accept) an invitation. In this article he shows what attendees can expect, who might find this event of interest, who would benefit the most and who should definitely not miss the next opportunity to attend.

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Curved Displays Challenge Display Metrology

Fachartikel von Dr. Michael E. Becker, Dr. Jürgen Neumeier und Dr. Martin Wolf
01.01.2018

Display metrology is crucial in order to obtain objective characteristics that specify the performance of such displays as a basis for purchasing decisions. The usability of displays for a certain application can be estimated on the basis of performance features obtained from standardized display measurements. In the R&D activities of companies that are manufacturing displays and products with displays, display metrology is necessary to obtain performance specifications for systematic product optimization.

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