byko-spectra lite – economy light booth with premium performance

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the paint and plastic industries for quality control of colour, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new light booth byko-spectra lite. In addition to the well-proven BYK-Gardner light booth range, the lite version with five light sources and compact design builds the standard for critical visual evaluation in laboratory and production.

Visual perception is highly subjective as it is influenced by individual colour preferences depending on personal experience. At the same time consistent colour and appearance is associated with high quality. The visual assessment is one of the most important criteria to making a purchase from items like home electronics, furnishings to even our outfits.

As colours appear differently under different light sources, defined lighting conditions and standardised colour-neutral environments are important in order to optimize the visual evaluation. The light sources of byko-spectra lite for daylight, home light and department store light allows you to remove the risk of metamerism. Viewing under ultraviolet light helps you to detect and evaluate optical brighteners or fluorescent pigments. The byko-spectra lite with its certified consistency helps you to evaluate according to all common standards as ISO, ASTM, DIN, SAE, BSI and obtain colour assessment with confidence. No matter what your product looks like, whether its a smart phone, cosmetic or packaging, with this light booth the colour communication is improved and the product rejections are reduced.

In the world of light sources everybody knows, that the real challenge is to offer daylight source as near as possible to CIE standardized D65 illuminant.

The daylight-based technology in BYK Gardner GmbH light booths assures consistent, accurate rendering of colour with CIE rating of B/C based on CIE Publication 51.

Instruments should assist you in your daily work and not increase it. Simple assembly without any tools and long term stable light sources with traceable certification reduce the initial effort to minimum. Easy lamp replacement and servicing combined with an elapsed time tracker, that indicates when to replace the lamps make the maintenance as easy as child’s play. For efficient work management, automatic sequencing provides a fixed viewing time for each source and helps to standardize the testing procedures.

If you use an ‘OBJECTIVE EYE’ – BYK Gardner GmbH offer a whole range of instruments for measurement
of colour and appearance.

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany:
By fax: +49-8171-3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the Internet at