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Light Booths

Light booths for visual color control

Colors appear differently under different lighting conditions. Use of a light booth to simulate different lighting conditions helps to obtain objective color assessments with highest confidence, improves communication and reduces product rejections. The BYK-Gardner light booths allow you to see what your product will look like – independent of location and environmental influences.
For effect finishes the byko-spectra effect light booth even simulates different viewing angles and direct sunlight for sparkle evaluation.

byko-spectra effect

byko-spectra

byko-spectra basic

Color evaluation of effect finishes with excellent agreement to instruments
Critical color evaluation of solid colors
Quick color evaluation of solid colors
  • Color evaluation under 6 defined viewing angles simulating daylight conditions: A tiltable sample table presents the sample at -15° / 15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°. As the illumination system also pivots, excellent agreement with results of multi-angle spectrohoto-meters is guaranteed.
  • Sparkle evaluation under 15°, 45° and 75° direct illumination: Three individual LED sets simulate direct sunlight – lamp life guaranteed for 10 years
  • No warm-up or flickering which ensures quick and reliable judgements
  • Timer to track daylight lamp usage and indicates when to replace the lamp
  • Dimmable sparkle illumination to adjust for different sample lightness



  • Comfortable testing in a compact design:
    - Viewing area size: 51 x 71 x 55 cm
  • Comparison of standard and sample in a color-neutral environment
  • Five different controlled light sources:
    - Daylight D65
    - Incandescent light A
    - Department store light CWF and TL84
    - Ultra-violet light UV
  • Viewing under ultra-violet light to evaluate optical brighteners or fluorescent pigments
  • No warm-up time or flickering which ensures quick and reliable judgments
  • Automatic light source sequencing to standardize testing procedures
  • ColorGuard II timing center tracks light source usage and indicates when to replace the lamps
  • Diffusing panel to eliminate direct reflection
  • For laboratory and production use


  • Economical testing of large samples in a compact design:
    - Viewing area size: 37 x 60 x 33 cm
  • Comparison of standard and sample in a color-neutral environment
  • Three different controlled light sources:
    - Daylight D65
    - Incandescent light A
    - Department store light CWF or TL84
  • Easy to operate by using individual switches for each light source
  • Can be set up in a minute without any tools
  • For laboratory and production use


  • Prices and Products
  • 6027
    byko-spectra effect
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-spectra effect light booth
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6026
    Daylight Tube, byko-spectra effect
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1729
    ISO 3668 (accessory required)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6047
    byko-spectra 230V
    6046
    byko-spectra 115V
  • Comes complete with
  • Comes complete with:
    byko-spectra light booth
    5 light sources: D65, A, CWF, TL84, UV
    Certificate
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6048
    Lamp Kit, byko-spectra
    6057
    ISO Panel Set, byko-spectra
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1729
    ISO 3668 (accessory required)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6054
    byko-spectra basic,TL84, 230V
    6052
    byko-spectra basic, CWF, 230V
    6051
    byko-spectra basic, CWF, 115V
    6053
    byko-spectra basic,TL84, 115V
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-spectra basic light booth
    3 light sources: D65, A, CWF or TL84
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6055
    Lamp Kit CWF, CV-6051/6052
    6056
    Lamp Kit TL84, CV-6053/6054
    6058
    ISO Panel Set, byko-spectra basic

    byko-spectra mini

    Quick color evaluation of solid colors on small samples
    • Economical testing of small samples in a compact design:
      - Viewing area size: 33 x 46 x 25 cm
    • Comparison of standard and sample in a color-neutral environment
    • Three different controlled light sources:
      - Daylight D65
      - Incandescent light A
      - Department store light CWF or TL84
    • Easy to operate by using individual switches for each light source
    • Can be set up in a minute without any tools
    • For laboratory and production use


  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1729
    ISO 3668 (accessory required)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6043
    byko-spectra mini TL84, 230V
    6041
    byko-spectra mini CWF, 230V
    6040
    byko-spectra mini CWF, 115V
    6042
    byko-spectra mini TL84, 115V
  • Comes complete with
  • byko-spectra mini light booth
    3 light sources: D65, A, CWF or TL84
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6045
    Lamp Kit TL84, 230V, CV-6043
    6044
    Lamp Kit CWF, 230V, CV-6041
    6050
    Lamp Kit TL84, 115V, CV-6042
    6049
    Lamp Kit CWF, 115V, CV-6040
    6059
    ISO Panel Set, byko-spectra mini