ASD Inc. Releases the Illuminator Reflectance Lamp for Accurate, Dependable Indoor Reflectance Measurements

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Highly stable light source addresses a wide range of spectral analysis applications requiring artificial illumination without physical sample contact

ASD Inc., a global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, announced today the release of the Illuminator reflectance lamp for accurate indoor diffuse reflectance measurements. This unique and highly stable light source addresses a wide range of non-contact spectral analysis applications requiring artificial illumination.

The Illuminator is designed to work with the FieldSpec® line of spectroradiometers or other instrumentation that requires reflectance illumination. With a smooth spectral curve and a constant lamp energy output, the Illuminator is perfect for dependable diffuse reflectance measurements across the full VIS/NIR spectral range (350 – 2500 nm). Sample materials well-suited for the Illuminator include soil and minerals, vegetation, fragile fossil specimens, delicate documents, and reflective or painted surfaces.

“One of the big advantages the Illuminator reflectance lamp provides is a strong and stable beam to maximize the amount of light energy on a sample area for the most dependable, accurate non-contact indoor measurements,” said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD.

Illuminator Benefits:

  •     Stable illumination over the 350 to 2500 nm range
  •     Maximized light energy through well-defined beam
  •     Multiple mount options, making it usable with any lab stands or tripods
  •     Can be used with nearly any instrument performing reflectance measurement readings (recommended with FieldSpec spectroradiometers)
  •     Soft-start feature extends bulb life: rated at 1,340 hours, which is equivalent to more than 160 full days of steady use

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About ASD
Established in 1990 in Boulder, ASD Inc. is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. ASD spectrometers — unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site — are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural and mining industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit. ASD’s collaborative culture and world-class customer service put the best, fastest and most accurate spectroscopic instruments to work for industry and science in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit


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Marie Rotter
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