Many luminaire manufacturers are looking to move from conventional filament and (C)FL lamps to LED lighting, but don’t have the necessary design expertise nor the expensive measuring equipment, according to EBV.
As a result, starting in February 2012, EBV Elektronik will offer its customers a new service at its headquarters in Poing, near Munich. The new light laboratory known as EBVLightLab will allow customers to perform radiometric and photometric measurements across the entire light chain: from measurements on individual LEDs or LED modules and comparative measurements of light sources (e.g. light bulbs versus CFL or LED solutions) right up to the complete measurement of entire luminaires. This will give even smaller companies access to exclusive, high-precision measuring technology.
EBV will also hold training and customer seminars in the new EBVLightLab. In these seminars, EBV will discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages of the various light sources and give tips on optimum implementation of luminaires adapted to the relevant application. The LightLab has already proven its worth in training the company’s own FAE team. In the medium term, EBV also intends to develop dedicated reference designs for LED lighting.
“The EBVLightLab is a further milestone in the field of individual customer support. We are very proud to be offering customers access to an ultra-modern light laboratory featuring state-of-the-art equipment,” stated Bruce Lynch, vertical segment director at EBVLightSpeed. “The laboratory will allow customers to calculate and evaluate their lighting projects even more quickly and efficiently, thereby considerably shortening their time to market. A further key element in the EBVLightLab is the EBVLightAcadamy. In addition to on-site training in the EBVLightLab, the EBVLightAcadamy will also offer online training, thereby allowing all our EMEA customers to take part in these seminars live in the form of webinars,” says Lynch.