OVIA invests in revolutionary new luminaire testing equipment

Ovia continues its efforts to stay one step ahead in a competitive marketplace, with significant investment in new testing equipment and a cutting-edge photometry luminaire testing scheme, which will bring the company’s light testing facility in house.

The company has purchased its own Goniophotometer device and signed up to the revolutionary Gonio photometry luminaire testing scheme which has been created by the LIA, together with its partner Acal BFi, to enable lighting manufacturers to offer efficient 3rd party certified luminaire performance testing.

As well as radically speeding up the testing process for Ovia’s lighting products, the ground breaking scheme will also offer reassurance when it comes to validating photometric measurements such as Lumens per Watt and related performance claims.  

The Scheme is built around the class-leading Viso systems LapSpion goniometer.  Its cutting edge technology eliminates the need for a traditional goniometer and/or integrating sphere and allows manufacturers to perform these tests quickly and accurately on their own premises, without the need for a large dedicated dark room.  It gives participants the ability to scan light sources and luminaires quickly and easily, creating quality, ease to understand light measurement data.

Full photometric scans can take from as little as two minutes and once ready, the data is sent securely via a dedicated cloud server to the LIA Laboratory for validation.  The LIA Laboratory will then be able to issue third party reports without the need for product samples to be transported around the country or the world.

Comments Mike Collins, Ovia sales director:  “A significant amount of time and expense is invested in the critical testing element of new product development.  What the LIA Gonio Photometry Scheme does is give us total control and puts both the product development and final evaluation process literally in our hands.  This means a much faster turnaround in getting products tested and out into the market place.

“As well as providing upfront validation of the performance of new products being developed it will also be vital in our ongoing surveillance to ensure that further batches of products being brought in are guaranteed to be of the same consistency in performance and quality.”




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