Accurate Measurement and Configuration of Automotive Exterior Lighting

For head lights or signal lights, functional or feature lights

Accurate Measurement and configuration of Automotive Exterior Lighting


Photometers and colorimeters for headlamps and exterior lighting

Automotive exterior lighting has developed significantly in recent years with far greater options provided to brands for the quality, responsiveness, and aesthetics of products. Specifying, designing, producing, and approving both functional and effect lighting requires next generation solutions for measurement in development, production, and quality control. Ultimately, external lighting must first and foremost, deliver against safety requirements for headlights, sidelights, fog lights, indicators, brake, and taillights.
 
A ProMetric® system allows users to inspect headlamps and taillights for luminance and colour uniformity, and for luminous intensity distribution to evaluate individual LED performance and identify failures. The system captures the illumination distribution in a single measurement, then analyses multiple criteria using the PM-HL™ headlamp evaluation module, designed specifically for headlamp evaluation.   
 
Konica Minolta and group company Radiant Vision Systems produce a range of solutions for measuring lighting and lighting assemblies in development or production environments to ensure that the lighting can be traceably measured to meet standards and deliver a high-quality user experience.


Solutions will ensure control of brightness, uniformity, and colour of all exterior lighting assemblies.

 
Traceable and trusted solutions for digital luminance data can greatly expedite the process of development, production, and QC testing. Our expert teams can help to implement a system that allows all parties, from equipment manufacturer through to QC, to work in a more streamlined and consistent way. Experience shows that a data driven approach allows supply chains to build relationships based on quality and consistency, reducing subjectivity, and simplifying specification and approval.

Offering customers a global network of sales, support, and expertise, Konica Minolta can deliver tested solutions to customers in the automotive industry. Our network of authorised service facilities provides ongoing maintenance and calibration of devices to minimise downtime and ensure that systems remain traceable throughout their working life.

Benefits

  • Accelerate development and control costs with the ProMetric® Y imaging photometers and ProMetric® I imaging colorimeters, high-resolution CCD cameras with specialised software, designed as fully integrated solutions for improving R&D, quality control, and production operations.
  • Evaluate individual LED performance and identify failures with the ProMetric® system capturing the illumination distribution in a single measurement, then analysing multiple criteria using the PM-HL™ headlamp evaluation module.

Instruments

Instruments

LS-150/ LS-160 Luminance Meter

Lightweight, compact, and battery powered luminance meter for basic traceable measurement of a wide range of applications with improved V(λ) correlation. Use of close up lenses allows measurement of areas as small as 0.4mm dia.

CS-150/CS-160 Luminance Colour Meter

Portable tristimulus colorimeter for light sources and irradiated objects, commonly used to measure display lights and signal lights, and to make non-contact surface colour measurements. 

CS-2000 Spectroradiometer

Used for luminance and chromaticity measurement of various optical devices, as well as light sources such as LEDs and lamps.

Radiant ProMetric® I-Series

Accurate luminance and colour measurements for production, development or QC environments of automotive exterior lighting, using specialised software PM-HL™ headlamp evaluation module.

Radiant ProMetric® Y-Series

High performance imaging photometer for luminance measurement of lighting assemblies in production or QC applications. Available in a range of resolutions to deliver optimum cost, accuracy, and throughput. 

T-10A Illuminance Meter

Compact multi-functional Lux meter for traceable illuminance data. The illuminance meter T-10A provides accurate and traceable lux or fcd over a large measuring range. It can be connected to up to 30 receptors. 

Applications

Applications

Measurement of Headlights, Brake lamps, and Taillights

Radiant ProMetric® system allows users to inspect headlamps and taillights for luminance and colour uniformity, and for luminous intensity distribution to evaluate individual LED performance and identify failures. The system captures the illumination distribution in a single measurement, then analyses multiple criteria using the PM-HL™ headlamp evaluation module, designed specifically for headlamp evaluation.

Measurement of Low Beam Headlighting System

The illuminance meter T-10A can be configured in a matrix to evaluate the illuminance and light distribution of exterior lights as part of safety analysis of a vehicle's lower beam headlamps. The testing installation can utilize a single-point measurement or a multi-point measurement with multiple receptor heads.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration