Light Trends and Technology August Newsletter


The world of lighting has evolved into a universe of choices. There are CFL bulbs, halogen bulbs and LED bulbs. Whatever your preference (and even if you’re still enamored of increasingly hard-to-find incandescent bulbs), the question is what is next? Research and development has already begun with a nod towards the laser lighting industry. More specifically, laser diodes.  These diodes are much smaller than LEDs and are capable of producing up to 1000 times as much light for 2/3rd of the energy. Many automotive companies are already using forms of the technology in their headlights with its compact size offering more flexibility in the growth to new designs and applications.

The fullest potential of LEDs and the future of laser lighting is still yet to come. Read a blog on how LEDs transform city landscapes.

Want to learn more about Konica Minolta Sensing's instruments that measure laser diodes?  Contact us to learn about Instrument System's CAS120-HR spectroradiometer designed for the measurement of narrow band emitters including laser diodes in production and laboratories worldwide.

Wish to request an onsite seminar at your business? Whatever your needs we look forward to hearing from you!

Read our latest blog:

Naps in Space... a Challenge

If you think getting a good night’s sleep on Earth is tough imagine trying to fall asleep with a sunrise occurring nearly every 90 minutes.. read our blog "New Light Technology Solves Naptime Problems for Astronauts".

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Upcoming shows and events:

IES 2022

Hilton Riverside Hotel
New Orleans, LA

The IES conference provides educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme focuses on leadership in the lighting community.

Konica Minolta Sensing will be exhibiting at the Hilton on Friday evening at 5:30pm.  Instruments on display will include our  CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer,
our LS-150 luminance meter and  T-10A advanced lux meter and show how quickly and easily you can take luminance and illuminance measurements.

Take advantage of our CL-200A Chroma meter promotion! These are just a few of our expansive line of light measurement solutions. Please stop by our table to learn more!

Expo Dates: 
Awards Gala Reception:
Thursday, August 18th:     5:00pm

Exhibitor Hours:
Friday, August 19th: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Seminars Hours:
Thursday, August 18th: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, August 19th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, August 20th: 8:00am - 4:30pm


Vehicle Display 2022

Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
Booth #602

Join Konica Minolta Sensing at the 29th annual symposium of Vehicle Display and Interfaces 2022 at its new location at the Sheraton Novi Hotel in Detroit.

Sales and Application Engineers will be available to discuss your display and lighting needs including our CA-410 Display Color Analyzer with 27mm probe.. ideal for any high-dynamic range (HDR) display applications.  It is easily integrated into existing systems and provides improved chromaticity measurements for accuracy. Additionally on hand will be Instrument Systems' LumiCam series of colorimeters and photometers- perfect for versatile automotive test applications, including measurement of luminance and color distributions of displays and control elements or uniformity analysis of flat panel display screens in car interiors. Visit us at booth 602.

Interested in gaining a complimentary Exhibit pass? Visit our events page for details.

Join us as Instrument Systems presents two talks on Wednesday September 28th:

11:40am - 12:00pm
"Fast 2D Display Testing with Spectrally Corrected Colorimeters"

12:00pm - 12:20pm
"VCSEL Characterization: LiDAR and Eye-Safety Testing"

Expo Dates: 
September 27th:    8:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall open   9:00am - 5:00pm

September 28th:    9:00am -
5:20pm Exhibit Hall open    9:00am - 2:00pm

Featured Products:

Calibration & Service

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. is pleased to offer ISO 17025 calibration on request for select instruments in our light and display measurement line. Our factory-certified technicians are available to personally answer customer calls and support hardware, software, and application needs throughout their equipment’s lifespan. Providing technical support, repairs, traceability, extended warranty and calibration plans to meet your needs and ensure our instruments maintain their optimum performance is a glimpse of what we offer. Not sure if your instrument is in need of calibration? Contact us to learn more.

ISO 17025

UV Measurement Solutions

Learn about the possibilities and advantages of using PTFE integrating spheres for UV measurements in both laboratories and production environments.

Read more about Instrument Systems' PTFE Integrating Spheres Datasheet. Highlights include PTB traceability and stray light correction, solutions for UV A/B/C measurement, and high throughput and sensitivity of UV rays.

Measuring UV

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