Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Light Trends and Technology Newsletter
Instrument Systems Products   CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometers
KMSA Commences the Sale of Instrument Systems Products in North America   Blog: Complete Solution for the Automotive Industry
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. announces that following the acquisition of Instrument Systems GmbH (IS) by Konica Minolta Optics, Inc. (KMOP), the companies will enter into a collaborative agreement regarding the sale of Instrument Systems portfolio of products in North America.

  The CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer's compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry or hold in your hand for portable measurements. It can be used for the evaluation of high-class, next-generation lamps such as LED and EL illumination. In addition, the spectral irradiance waveform and peak wavelength can also be checked directly on the unit.

Tablet Display   Optical Characteristics of LEDs
Tablet Display Technology Shootout   White Paper: Optical Characteristics of LEDs
Smartphones and tablets represent a new class of displays with requirements different from that of TVs and monitors. In this article, Raymond M. Soneira, founder and President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp., talks about where the manufacturers are – and are not – meeting the challenges of ambient light and other considerations. All of the extensive photometry and colorimety measurements for this article were taken using Konica Minolta’s CS-200 Chroma Meter and T-10M Illuminance Meter.
The many different packages and types of LEDs generate different spatial radiation patterns. Precise knowledge of the angle-dependent distribution of radiation is necessary for some applications. For example, a full-color (red, green, blue) LED display may appear white when observed at a normal angle if all three colors are illuminated simultaneously. However, if the LEDs have a different spatial distribution of radiation for the individual colors, a color change occurs when the display is observed off axis.