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It is often the case that test pieces have to be visually inspected and evaluated by employees under backlight. Our luminaires are specially adapted to the needs and applications of testing relating to such manual inspection tasks.
We will be happy to advise you on the right choice and necessary adaptation. Thanks to many years of experience, we pay attention to parameters such as light intensity, colour and quality as well as the size of the luminaire and how it can be adapted to the person in question.
Here, translucent materials are illuminated with an adapted light source. The intention here is to detect the following:
Brightness and light colour must be adapted to the respective test objects. The characteristics to be recognised must neither be too bright (outshined) nor too darkly illuminated.
Here the contours of the test object are backlit by special test lights. To be checked:
The luminaire must not be too bright at this point either, otherwise the edges will be over-illuminated. The features would therefore no longer be visible.
The luminaire is located opposite the observer (mixture of backlighting and incident light observation) and is reflected in the object. This creates a good contrast between the characteristics to be recognised. These include:
For this purpose, the luminaire must be selected in the correct size, otherwise the reflection and thus the test area is too small – especially in the case of cumbersome test objects. The right brightness is also decisive here. We recommend a dimmable version.
One often hears “It can’t be bright enough”. But this is not correct. Depending on the test piece, the characteristic to be detected and the test environment, the luminaire must not be too dark, but also not too bright.
It’s all about finding the golden mean.
The inspector also plays a decisive role. The ideal brightness may vary depending on age or brightness perception. We always recommend a dimmable and therefore flexible variant.
It all depends on the correct light colour of the test luminaire. Usually a neutral white with about 5000–6000 K is chosen, as this is most similar to sunlight (neutral white). Our eyes perceive this light colour as accustomed and the human being reacts neutrally. If the light colour is too warm, this can lead to premature signs of fatigue in the inspector. A light colour that is too cold also appears to be unfamiliar or annoying.
The general light colour in the room should also be neutral white. When changing the viewing direction away from the test light, no accommodation of the eye is then necessary.
Not only the light colour, but also the light quality of the light source is important. The Ra value indicates the composition of the light spectrum of the LED. In general, only the Ri value is often used. For LED’s, the Rj value (extended Ri value) should really be specified. This contains the strong basic colours in addition. planistar always specifies both values.
Often, the test light is designed too small (not much larger than the test piece). However, the small test field is disadvantageous for the inspector. Since the employee’s actual field of vision is larger, the eye has to adapt to the contrast between the luminous surface and the darker surroundings when there are the slightest changes in the direction of vision. This has a negative effect on concentration and promotes fatigue.
Important: The backlight cannot be too large, but easily too small.
We would be pleased to advise you on your visual inspection task. To meet your needs, planistar has a wide selection of products in its standard range. The standard luminaire can be adapted to your requirements by simple modifications.
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We will be happy to develop tailor-made solutions for you.