In today’s automobiles, versatile high-resolution touchpads have replaced analog gauges and knobs. Modern smart lighting adjusts to changing conditions. Radios have been replaced with multi-function, touch-sensitive infotainment displays. Generic sealed-beam and capsule headlamps have been superseded by stylish, aerodynamically-efficient, model-specific LED and HID headlamp assemblies. Head-up displays (HUDs) are becoming an automotive standard.
Early Model-T Ford vehicles didn’t even have a speedometer (their top speed was just 35 mph), but soon after, dashboards began to include multiple gages, indicators, and vehicle controls. (Fun fact: the word ‘dashboard’ originates from horse-drawn wagons and carriages, where a board at the front protected passengers from mud that was ‘dashed’ up by the horses’ hooves.)
The Auto-POI (Automatic Points of Interest) functionality available in Radiant's TrueTest™ software platform enables the automatic application of points of interest on backlit symbols using luminance values and chromaticity coordinates to define measurement thresholds. Learn how to use this tool for quick and efficient measurement of various symbol sets in a backlit panel, button, sign, or instrument cluster.
Radiant offers dedicated systems for testing illuminated keyboards, control panels & indicators, and signage in high-volume manufacturing environments.
As part of today’s on-the-go lifestyle, we’ve become used to getting into our car and expecting to seamlessly connect personal devices like music players and cell phones to the vehicle’s systems and power sources.
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On a passenger airliner, backlit displays such as exit signs, fasten seatbelt signs, lavatory signs, and other signage are crucial for both comfort and safety. These products must meet strict tolerances for brightness and color—as defined by each aircraft manufacturer—as well as stringent industry regulations.
With absolute quality as a focus, Luminator Aerospace performs extensive light and color measurement tests on products such as exit signs, fasten seatbelt signs, lavatory signs, and other signage. These tests ensure that customer specifications are met to exact values and that a record of verifiable quality data is documented for each part.
In this article, learn how photometric and colorimetric technology matches the visual sensitivity of human vision. We discuss the advantages and applications of CCD imaging for light and color measurement, as well as component and surface inspection, that most accurately reflects the human visual experience.
Using Radiant’s ProMetric® I Imaging Colorimeter, Molex captures all required data points on their illuminated components at once to quickly and accurately identify hot spots and nonuniformity for design adjustment. Molex engineers are able to present this data to verify their designs to customers and ensure uniform lighting distribution across all aspects of the customer’s design applications.
Watch a demonstration of the PM-KB™ software package for Radiant's ProMetric® Software. It was developed specifically for measuring light and color and performing Optical Character Verification (OCV) in illuminated keyboards.
After the display screen, the keyboard is the primary user interface for computing devices. Learn the importance of accurate color and light calibration in illuminated keyboards, and how the PM-KB system from Radiant combines application-specific software and a ProMetric® Imaging Colorimeter to perform rapid, automated visual inspection to ensure overall keyboard luminance and color uniformity.
The PM-KB is designed especially for high-speed, high-flexibility use in production environments. The PM-KB system enables your administrator or engineer to define a complete set of measurement conditions and pass/fail criteria for specific points of interest on the keyboard or keypad.This Spec Sheet features:Applications and Benefits of PM-KB SoftwareKey FeaturesSpecifications
Scientific methods allow us to understand and quantify our perception of visible light and color. In this infographic, you will learn the language of light, understand color spaces and color matching functions, and other principles of light & color measurement. This tool is a useful reference for anyone with a passion for light metrology, or who works in applications dealing with light & color measurement.
The properties of light that stimulate the eye and build our visual perception—when thoughtfully designed into lighted devices—can create unrivalled visual experiences. Thanks to well-established scientific methods, we can quantify the human eye's response to light in a mathematical context for use in optical metrology.
Demonstrating the Segmented Cross-Section Tool in Radiant's ProMetric® Software, which allows the user to draw a multi-segment measurement path (cross-section) within a backlit symbol to measure inner-symbol luminance (Lv) uniformity and evaluate variations.
Backlight UnitsFrom computer keyboards to movie theaters, from car dashboards to fasten-seatbelt signs, backlit symbols are all around us. A backlit sign is, quite literally, lit from the back: an illuminated light source called a backlight unit (BLU) is placed behind a surface. Text and shapes cut into the overlaid surface allow light to shine through, creating bright, visible symbols.
Evaluating the accuracy of light and color across instrument clusters is a challenge compounded by several factors. The number of indicators, the varying location of symbols, and the range of colors on an automotive display prove complex for automated inspection systems and human inspectors alike.
In-dash flat panel displays, illuminated LED cup holders, puddle lights that cast logos from an open door to the pavement… The level of sophistication expected from today’s automotive technology captures the extent of automotive engineering innovation, while expectations regarding vehicle form and function is nothing short of perfection. A car is no longer a means to an end; a car has become an experience.