BYK Additives & Instruments

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 lite

Color evaluation of effect finishes with excellent agreement to instruments
Critical color evaluation of solid colors
Economical 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 of large samples in a compact design:
    - Viewing area size: 48 x 71 x 51 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 all light sources and indicates when to replace the lamps
  • Diffusing panel to eliminate direct reflection
  • For laboratory and production use


  • Comfortable testing in a compact design:
    - Viewing area size: 36 x 61 x 41 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
  • Automatic light source sequencing to standardize testing procedures
  • Timer to track the daylight source usage and to indicate when to replace the lamps
  • 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
  • byko-spectra light booth
    5 light sources: D65, A, CWF, TL84, UV
    Certificate
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6048
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6046/6047

    6065
    Lamp Kit for 6046/6047

    6057
    ISO Panel Set for 6046/6047
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1729
    ISO 3668 (accessory required)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6061
    byko-spectra lite 230 V

    6060
    byko-spectra lite 115 V

  • Comes complete with
  • byko-spectra lite
    5 light sources: D65, A, CWF, TL84, UV
    Certificate
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6063
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6060/6061

    6062
    Lamp Kit for 6060/6061

    6064
    ISO Panel Set for 6060/6061

    byko-spectra basic

    byko-spectra mini

    Quick color evaluation of solid colors
    Quick color evaluation of solid colors on small samples
    • 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


    • 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
  • 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 for 6051/6052

    6056
    Lamp Kit for 6053/6054

    6070
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6051/6052

    6071
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6053/6054

    6058
    ISO Panel Set for 6051 - 6054
  • 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
  • 6059
    ISO Panel Set, byko-spectra mini
    6045
    Lamp Kit for 6043

    6044
    Lamp Kit for 6041

    6050
    Lamp Kit for 6042

    6049
    Lamp Kit for 6040

    6067
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6043
    6066
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6041
    6069
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6042

    6068
    Lamp Kit, certified for 6040
    6059
    ISO Panel Set for 6040 - 6043