The FLUOTEC company, runned by Ing. Rodolfo Vergara, is about to launch the new Goniometer Integrating Sphere allowing you to apply highly demanding laboratory tests to their light fixtures in its own facilities.
An integrating sphere (also known as an Ulbricht sphere) is an optical component consisting of a hollow spherical cavity with its interior covered with a diffuse white reflective coating, with small holes for entrance and exit ports. Its relevant property is a uniform scattering or diffusing effect. Light rays incident on any point on the inner surface are, by multiple scattering reflections, distributed equally to all other points. The effects of the original direction of light are minimized. An integrating sphere may be thought of as a diffuser which preserves power but destroys spatial information. It is typically used with some light source and a detector for optical power measurement. A similar device is the focusing or Coblentz sphere, which differs in that it has a mirror-like (specular) inner surface rather than a diffuse inner surface.
The practical implementation of the integrating sphere was due to work by R. Ulbricht (1849–1923), published in 1900. It has become a standard instrument in photometry and radiometry. It has the advantage over a goniophotometer for measuring the light produced by a source that total power can be obtained in a single measurement.
The Photometry measurements performed by the Goniometric Sphere allow fine-tune the technology of lighting design using IES software data for each FLUOTEC model.
Here the video / interview with Victor Medina and additional technical explanation of Ing. Jose Maria Noriega, Commercial Director of Fluotec.
La compañía FluoTec, que dirige el Ing. Rodolfo Vergara, está por estrenar la nueva Esfera Goniométrica que le permitirá aplicar pruebas de laboratorio de alta exigencia a sus luminarias dentro de sus instalaciones.
La Esfera Goniométrica realiza mediciones de fotometría, sus resultados permiten afinar al máximo la tecnología para obtener los mejores resultados de potencia, dirección y estabilidad de la luz en cada modelo de reflector.
Aquí la video/entrevista con Víctor Medina y también la explicación técnica adicional del Ing. José María Noriega, Director Comercial de FluoTec.