The artificial sun dedicated for industrial applications
The need for a reliable and accurate light source for industrial applications was identified during the early days of Lumartix. At that time, available light sources appeared to be unstable over time and led to biased testing measurements. With the same credo of autonomy and technological leadership, Lumartix developed a specific type of light source to overcome such limitations, the Lumixo-S light engine.
Full Sun Spectrum (matching with IEC 60904-9 Ed.2 norm)
This genuine light source perfectly mimics sunlight (without filters), and presents an outstanding light flux and spectrum stability over a long period. The unmatched features of the Lumixo-S light engine allow Lumartix to supply today's testing industry with accurate and dependable equipment.
Spectral matching with IEC 60904-9 Ed.3 norm
|Range [nm]||[300 - 470]||[470 - 561]||[561 - 657]||[657 - 772]||[772 - 919]||[919 - 1200]|
|AM 1.5 Ratio [-]||16.61 %||16.74 %||16.67 %||16.63 %||16.66 %||16.69 %|
|Lumixo-S [-]||17.00 %||18.33 %||17.85 %||17.53 %||14.89 %||14.40 %|
|Mismatch [-]||102.3 %||109.5 %||107.1 %||105.4 %||89.3 %||86.2 %|
|Class [A+, A, B or C]||Class A+||Class A+||Class A+||Class A+||Class A||Class A|
In common discharge lamps, the light is emitted as an electrical arc between two electrodes. The extreme temperature of the discharge causes electrode breakdown after a few hundred hours of operation.
Incredible life time
Alternatively, plasma lamps belong to a class of electrode-less light sources energized by radio frequency power. In the Lumixo light engine, a radio frequency system generates the power necessary to excite a plasma in a sealed electrode-less bulb. The bulb's lifetime itself is virtually infinite, allowing for the Lumixo-S outstanding lifetime up to 40'000 hours. The end-of-life time is actually dictated by the radio frequency part. The radio frequency parts can be easily replaced like a bulb.
|Spectrum||AM0 or AM1.5G, class A|
|Power||500 - 1200 W, adjustable by software|
|Input||207 - 253 VAC, 5A @ 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Life time||Up to 40'000 hours, best performance so far: 63'000 hours of operation.|
|Efficiency||Up to 90 lm/W or 275 W of light flux|
|Temporal stability||< 0.5% in “freeze” mode or with ALR option|
|Steady state||Continuous illumination, keeping UVA+B over time.|
|Clean technology||No mercury|