CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer
The CL-500A is a compact, lightweight illuminance spectrophotometer that can be used not only for illuminance measurements but also for spectral evaluation of high class next generation lamps such as LEDs, OLEDs and EL illumination.
The CL-500A makes use of multiple sensors and an optical grating which enables it to measure and evaluate CRI or Color Rendering Index. CRI is a quantification of the color-rendering properties of a lamp or other light source, and was defined to provide objective criteria. The CL-500A will measure and display the CRI (Ra) as well as the individual indices from R1 thru R15. Another benefit to using a sensor based detector is the ability to display spectral distribution in graphical form. The fact that the CL-500A is a sensor based instrument means it is well suited to measuring narrow bandwidth light sources including LEDs, OLEDs, Ultra High Pressure lamps (UHP), etc.
Photometric units are also available at any time. These include illuminance in lux and foot-candle, color temperature (CCT) in Kelvin, chromaticity in xy and u’v’ color space, tri-stimulus values XYZ, Duv, dominant wavelength and excitation purity.
Its lightweight and portable design allows it to be used for multiple applications within the lighting industry. It’s also a stand-alone instrument which allows it to be used without the need of a computer. The CL-500A can be used by itself virtually anywhere CRI or color temperature of lamps and LEDs need to be measured. In addition, the spectral irradiance waveform and peak wavelength can also be checked directly on the unit.
With the standard data management software (CL-S10w) included you can download measurement data directly to Excel as well as display spectral irradiance values, spectral waveform, chart color rendering indices and enable LED Binning function. Multi-point measurements are also possible by connecting up to 10 CL-500A units together.
- Ability to measure CRI! Also measures and displays spectral distribution graph and peak wavelength in addition to illuminance, chromaticity, and color temperature.
- First compact, lightweight spectral irradiance meter in the world to conform to precise DIN and JIS standards. The CL-500A conforms to both DIN 5032 Part 7 Class-B and JIS C 1609-1:2006 General Class AA standards which ensure high accuracy illuminance measurements.
- Portable & Lightweight – Weighs in at only 350g or about 12oz! A high speed processor and integrated LCD screen provides the CL-500A the ability to function as a stand-alone instrument. The CL-500A also has an internal memory of 100 data points that may be downloaded and evaluated more thoroughly at a later time.
- Incudes Data Management Software CL-S10w – A convenient, easy to use Excel add-in software is included as a standard accessory for easy control of measurement procedures.
- High-speed measurement – Using the Software Development Kit (SDK) you can obtain measurements as fast as 5 times/sec. Instrument is suitable for production application.
Main Specifications of the CL-500A
|Type Name||Illuminance Spectrophotometer CL-500A|
|Illuminance meter class||Illuminance meter class Conforms to requirements for Class AA of JIS C 1609-1: 2006 "Illuminance meters Part 1: General measuring instruments"*1 Conforms to DIN 5032 Part 7 Class B|
|Wavelength range||360 ~ 780 nm|
|Output wavelength spacing||1 nm|
|Spectral bandwidth||Approx. 10 nm (half bandwidth)|
|Wavelength accuracy||±0.3 nm (Median wavelengths of 435.8 nm, 546.1 nm, and 585.3 nm*2 as specified in JIS Z 8724)*3|
|Measurement range||0.1 to 100,000 lx (chromaticity display requires 5 lx or more)|
|Accuracy *4, 5 (Standard illuminants A)||Ev (Illuminance) : ±2%±1 digit of displayed value|
xy: ±0.0015 (10 to 100,000 lx)
xy: ±0.002 (5 to 10 lx)
(Standard illuminant A)
|Ev: 0.5% + 1digit|
XY: .0005 (500 ~ 100,000 lx)
XY: .001 (100 ~ 500 lx)
XY: .002 (30 ~ 100 lx)
XY: 0.004 (5 ~ 30 lx)
|Visible-region relative spectral response characteristics (f1')||Within 1.5% of spectral luminous efficiency V (λ)|
|Cosine response (f2)||Ev: Within 3%|
|Temperature drift (fT)||Ev: ±3% of displayed value; xy: ±0.003|
|Humidity drift (fH)||Ev: ±3% of displayed value; xy: ±0.003|
|Measurement time||Super Fast mode: Approx. 0.2 sec. (when connected to computer);
Fast mode: Approx. 0.5 sec.;
Slow mode: Approx. 2.5 sec.;
Automatic exposure time setting (high accuracy) mode: Approx. 0.5 to 27 sec.
|Display modes||XYZ; X10Y10Z10; Evxy; Evu'v'; Ev; Dominant wavelength, Excitation purity; Correlated color temperature, Δuv; General color-rendering index (Ra); Special color-rendering indexes (Ri (i=1~15)); Spectral graph; Peak wavelength; Δ (XYZ); Δ (X10Y10Z10); Δ (Evxy); Δ (Evu'v'); Rank display|
|Other Features||Data memory: 100 data; User calibration function (when connected to computer); Continuous measurement (when connected to computer); Auto off function|
|Language||English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)|
|Power||Rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery (Operating time per charge: Approx. 6 hours when new); AC adapter; USB power bus|
|Operating temperature and humidity range||-10 to 40°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation|
|Storage temperature and humidity||-10 to 45°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation|
|Size||70 × 165 × 83 mm|
*1 For Section 7.6.3 Response Time, when measurement speed mode is set to FAST mode.
*2 For 585.3 nm, evaluation performed using substitute wavelength of 587.5 nm.
*3 Based on Konica Minolta test standards (change in temperature of 2°C or less after zero
*4 Automatic exposure time setting (high accuracy) mode
*5 Linear for Ev (Illuminance)
Main specifications of Data Management Software CL-S10w
|Type||Add-in for Excel®
(Excel® is required to use this add-in.)
One of the following environments with Excel® installed:
* Languages in parenthesis ( ) are the OS language.
Windows® XP + Excel® 2003 (English, Japanese, or Simplified
Windows® 7 + Excel® 2010 (English, Japanese, or Simplified Chinese)
* For details on system requirements for above versions of Windows® and/or Excel®, refer to their respective specifications.
|Compatible Instruments||CL-500A, CL-200A, CL-200|
All information provided herein, specifications and dimensions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances.