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 pro

byko-spectra standard

Color evaluation of effect finishes with excellent agreement to instruments

Color evaluation of solid colors with 8 illuminants and highest accuracy

Color evaluation of solid colors with 5 illuminants
  • 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 spectro-photometers 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



  • Most accurate daylight simulation as defined by CIE D65 and D75:
    - Combination of filtered halogen lamps with LEDs
    - MIvis Classification: Class A according to CIE Publication 51.2
  • Eight certified illuminants:
    - Daylight D65 and D75
    - Incandescent light A and Horizon HZ
    - Department store light CWF, TL84 and U30 
    - Ultra-violet light UV
  • Critical testing of large samples:
    - Viewing area size: 56 x 89 x 60 cm 
     
  • Adjustable light level for optimum viewing of light and dark colors
  • Auto Sequence Mode for standardized and efficient color evaluation
  • Operation via touch keypad or remote control

  • Timer to track the light source usage
    and to indicate lamp replacement
  • Detection of color temperature and light intensity in lux - simultaneously shown on the display

The luminaires byko-spectra lum

  • NEW: Mount on the ceiling or a wall and appraise conveniently large products

  • 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 illuminants:
    - 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


  • Prices and Products
  • 6027
    byko-spectra effect
  • Comes complete with
  • 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
  • 6073
    byko-spectra pro 230 V

    6072
    byko-spectra pro 115 V

    6075
    byko-spectra lum 230 V

    6074
    byko-spectra lum 115 V

  • Comes complete with
  • Light booth (6072 and 6073) or

    Luminaire (6074 and 6075)      
    8 illuminants: D65, D75, A, HZ, CWF, TL84, U30, UV
    25% Attenuator (2 pcs) for D75
    Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries
    System report software for download
    USB cable
    Power Cord
    Snap hook (4 pcs)
    Cascade cable
    Backup fuse (4 pcs)
    Operationg manual
    Factory certificate

  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6076
    D65 Halogen Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6077
    A Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6078
    HZ Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6079
    CWF Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6080
    TL84 Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6081
    U30 Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
    6082
    UV Lamp for 6072-6075
    Voltage: 230 / 115 V, Pieces: 1
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1729
    ISO 3668 (accessory required)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6047
    byko-spectra standard 230V
    6046
    byko-spectra standard 115V
  • Comes complete with
  • Light booth
    5 illuminants: D65, A, CWF, TL84, UV
    Factory 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

    byko-spectra lite

    byko-spectra basic

    byko-spectra mini

    Color evaluation of solid colors with 5 illuminants in a compact design
    Quick solid color evaluation with 3 illuminants
    Quick solid color evaluation with 3 illuminants in a compact design
    • 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 illuminants:
      - 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 illuminant 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
    • 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 illuminants:
      - Daylight D65
      - Incandescent light A
      - Department store light CWF or TL84
    • Easy to operate by using individual switches for each illuminant
    • 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 illuminants:
      - Daylight D65
      - Incandescent light A
      - Department store light CWF or TL84
    • Easy to operate by using individual switches for each illuminant
    • 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
  • 6061
    byko-spectra lite 230 V

    6060
    byko-spectra lite 115 V

  • Comes complete with
  • Light booth
    5 illuminants: D65, A, CWF, TL84, UV
    Factory 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
  • 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
  • Light booth
    3 illuminants: D65, A, CWF or TL84
    Factory certificate
    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
  • Light booth
    3 illuminants: D65, A, CWF or TL84
    Factory certificate
    Operating instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 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