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Konica Minolta Sensing launches Highly Accurate, Easier-to-Use Portable Chroma Meters, and Luminance Meters

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Konica Minolta, Inc. announces the launch of Chroma Meters CS-150 and CS-160 and Luminance Meters LS-150 and LS-160.

The CS-150, CS-160, LS-150, and LS-160 are light measuring instruments available in 1 and 1/3 degree spot acceptance angles utilized to measure Chromaticity and /or Luminance values of various sources of reflected or emitted light at a superior level of performance over conventional devices allowing users to maintain higher quality on products they are testing and manufacturing.

CS-150 / CS-160 Chroma Meters

CS-150 and CS-160 are the successors to the CS-100 (launched in 1986) and CS-100A (launched in 2000) and are capable of measuring chromaticity, luminance, and correlated color temperature values to help ensure the stable quality of various light sources in terms of brightness and color.

These models are equipped with new sensors that more closely match the CIE 1931 color-matching functions which correspond to the sensitivity of the human eye, and thus can provide measurement results that closely correlate with visual evaluation results.

The brightness and color of light greatly affect our impressions of the displays of smartphones or tablet computers, movie theater screens, etc., and these instruments allow users to better control light quality.

The CS-150 with the 1° measuring angle of its predecessor together with the new CS-160, which has a smaller measuring angle of 1/3°, enable measurements of the luminance and chromaticity of small light-emitting surfaces, such as micro displays or of small, sharply defined areas of distant light sources such as traffic or street lights.

LS-150 / LS-160 Luminance Meters

LS-150 and LS-160 are the successors of the LS-100 and LS-110 (launched in 1987) and are capable of measuring luminance to help ensure the stable quality of light sources in terms of brightness.

These models are equipped with a new auto mode which automatically selects the measurement speed best suited for the luminance of the object to be measured and thus enhances the work efficiency of users. They are the optimal choice for measurement and evaluation of the brightness of office, road, and tunnel lighting, medical equipment displays, and other light sources for which maintaining luminance uniformity is critical.

In a broad range of fields, measurement, evaluation, and quality control is required for a wide variety of light sources, ranging from low-luminance phosphorescent materials that emit light without using electricity to heads-up displays (HUD) used in new-generation car navigation systems, and even high-luminance LED backlights used in high-dynamic-range (HDR) 4K/8K displays. The Chroma Meters and Luminance Meters being introduced this time are designed to meet such needs.

Konica Minolta, as a leading manufacturer of luminance- and chromaticity-measuring instruments, continues to offer high-quality products to customers around the world. Living up to the brand proposition "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta remains committed to enhancing its group-wide corporate value by using its proven sensing technologies to provide solutions that cater to a variety of customer needs and maximize customer satisfaction.

About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., Sensing Business Unit is recognized as the international leader of industrial color and light measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas' Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, technical support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions. When it comes to color and light measurement, the world looks to Konica Minolta.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. Press Office
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