Q-SUN XE-2 XENON TEST CHAMBER

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Q-SUN XE-2 XENON TEST CHAMBER

The Q-SUN Xe-2 rotating rack xenon arc test chamber reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight and rain. In a few days or weeks, the Q-SUN Xe-2 tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors. The Xe-2 tester is a full-featured weathering, lightfastness and photostability chamber at a breakthrough price. It provides precise control of critical test parameters including spectrum, irradiance, relative humidity, chamber temperature and black panel/black standard temperature. Water spray is also an available option. The versatile Q-SUN Xe-2 tester is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use rotating rack xenon arc tester available. The Q-SUN Xe-2 is the successor model to the Q-SUN B02.

OVERVIEW

The New Standard in Rotating Rack Xenon Testers
The Q-SUN Xe-2 rotating rack xenon arc chamber is a full featured weathering and lightfastness chamber at a breakthrough price.  The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester’s xenon arc lamp provides the best match to full spectrum sunlight.  A variety of optical filters are available to match nearly any global xenon test standard.  Simultaneous, precise control of relative humidity, chamber air and black panel/black standard temperature is standard. Optional water spray can be added to simulate the erosion effects of rain.

Easy To Use
The Q-SUN Xe-2 xenon test chamber is easy to install, easy to use and easy to maintain.  Specimen mounting and evaluations are simplified with specially designed specimen holders.  The Xe-2 tester is completely automated and can operate continuously, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Other features include:

  • Remarkably simple user interface in five user-selectable languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian or German
  • Built-in Ethernet connection for data logging with provided software
  • Comprehensive self-diagnostic warnings and service reminders
  • Quick and easy user-performed calibration with patented AUTO-CAL system

Fast Results
A product exposed outdoors to direct sunlight experiences maximum light intensity for only a few hours each day.  The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester can accelerate results by subjecting test specimens to the equivalent of noon summer sunlight for 24 hours a day, every day. Consequently, specimen degradation can be highly accelerated. 

Affordable
The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester was specifically designed to be an affordable rotating rack xenon tester.  Its low purchase price, low lamp price, and low operating costs set a new standard for lightfastness testing.  Now even the smallest lab can afford rotating rack xenon arc weathering and lightstability testing.

Models (see also Features Tab)

  • Q-SUN Xe-2-H: full-spectrum sunlight, rotating rack specimen holder, with humidity control
  • Q-SUN Xe-2-HS: full-spectrum sunlight, rotating rack specimen holder, with humidity control and water spray
  • Q-SUN Xe-2-HBS: full-spectrum sunlight, rotating rack specimen holder, with humidity control and water spray (front and back)

See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin or the Features Tab for comparative information.

FEATURES

Full Spectrum Xenon Lamps
Xenon arc lamps give the best reproduction of full spectrum natural sunlight.  Q-Lab’s lamps are air-cooled (not water-cooled), which makes them more economical, highly efficient and very low maintenance.  Standard lamps last for 1500 hours and the Xe-2 uses one lamp per machine. Enhanced lamps last for 3000 hours at normal irradiance and 1000 hours at high irradiance.

Optical Filters
The Q-SUN Xe-2 model’s optical filter lanterns are designed to produce the spectra specified in many global weathering and lightfastness test standards.  These standards apply to a variety of industries for outdoor applications, as well as interior applications where sunlight may enter through a window.  The lanterns consist of an outer borosilicate or quartz glass cylinder and two sets of 7 inner filters, arranged in a two-tier heptagon.

Temperature Monitoring & Control
Control of temperature is important because it influences the rate of degradation. Specimen exposure temperature is precisely controlled in the Q-SUN Xe-2 tester using black panel and chamber air temperature sensors.  The black panel temperature can be set at any point between 35ºC and 105ºC, depending upon whether the black panel is insulated or uninsulated, irradiance level, filter type, lamp age, chamber air temperature and ambient room temperature.  See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

Large Specimen Capacity
The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester has a large specimen capacity, supporting 31 specimens of 46 mm x 122 mm each.  Its vertically mounted specimen holders are very easy to install and remove.  See our specimen mounting page or Accessories Tab for more information.

SOLAR EYE Irradiance Control
The SOLAR EYE Irradiance Control System constantly monitors and controls lamp output to assure precise light exposure and to maximize repeatability and reproducibility of test results.  Irradiance control is available at 340nm or 300-400nm TUV (Total UV).  See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

Humidity Control
Relative humidity (RH) control is standard in the Q-SUN Xe-2 tester.  It allows the user to simultaneously control and display RH, black panel temperature, and chamber air temperature.  Note that purified water is required for proper operation of the RH system in the Xe-2 tester.  See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

Optional Water Spray
Outdoor moisture attack is simulated via an optional pure water spray in the Xe-2 tester.  A spray nozzle located in the top of the chamber can be programmed to operate during either the dark or light cycle.  Note that purified water is required for proper operation of the water spray and RH features in the Xe-2 tester.  See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

Optional Back Spray (Model Xe-2-BS)
Back spray is available for the Xe-2 tester and is required by some SAE test methods; it allows water to be sprayed on both the front and back of specimens simultaneously. Note that purified water is required for proper operation of the Xe-2 with back spray.

Controls & Optional Software
The Dual Touchscreen Display is designed to be both functional and easy to use, the Q-SUN Xe-2 controller can be programmed in five user-selectable languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian or German) and includes complete self-diagnostic error checking. The controller constantly monitors the status and performance of all systems. It also displays simple warning messages, routine service reminders or performs safety shutdown, as needed.

An external USB port on every Q-SUN Xe-2 tester allows users to perform software upgrades quickly to address key performance issues. For quality systems that require documented proof of test conditions, this USB port can also be used to download tester performance history. Data from the USB export can be emailed directly to Q-Lab’s technical support desk for expert troubleshooting and diagnostics.

LAMPS

Sunlight Simulation
The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester’s xenon arc lamp produces the most realistic reproduction of full spectrum sunlight including ultraviolet, visible light and infrared radiation. For some materials, exposure to the full spectrum is necessary to provide an accurate simulation, especially when testing for color change and lightfastness in textiles. 

Standard and “Plus” Lamps
Standard and “Plus” Lamps (Replacing Long Lasting Lamps)
The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester uses a single, air-cooled xenon arc lamp. It significantly reduces operating and maintenance expenses compared to water-cooled lamps. Typical lamp life for a standard lamp is 1500 hours at normal irradiance. Plus lamps are available that allow for improved lamp life, as well as the ability to test at high irradiance. These lamps typically last for 3000 hours at normal irradiance, and 1000 hours at high irradiance when used in any “E” configuration.  See LX-5046 –Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

Changing the Xe-2 lamp is quick and easy – it is easily accessible from the top of the tester.  Replacement only requires the user to open an access door, release a set screw, and remove the trigger finger.  The lamp and lamp housing can then be simply lifted out of the tester.

OPTICAL FILTERS

A Choice of Optical Filters to Simulate a Variety of Environments
Xenon light must be properly filtered to achieve the appropriate spectrum for each particular application.  Differences in spectra may affect both the speed and the type of degradation.  The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester’s optical lanterns consist of an outer borosilicate or quartz glass cylinder and two sets of 7 durable inner filters, arranged in a two-tier heptagon. They are designed to meet the spectral requirements of virtually all global xenon arc standards,including those published by ISO, ASTM, AATCC, and automotive OEMs.  The Q-SUN Xe-2 can simulate direct sunlight or sunlight through window glass. 

See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Specification Bulletin.

CALIBRATION THERMOMETER

Easy Calibration Assures Accuracy
The Q-SUN Xe-2 black panel temperature sensor needs to be calibrated periodically by the user.  This assures accurate and consistent results. 

Calibrating the Xe-2 black panel temperature sensor is simple using the Universal Calibrator system’s UC202 calibrated temperature sensor and UC1 handheld display, or the historical CT202 calibration thermometer, and takes only a few minutes.  Note that the CT202 and UC202 calibration thermometers come with either an uninsulated black panel (UC202/BP, CT202/BP) or insulated black panel (UC202/IBP, CT202/IBP) sensor.  This sensor must match the type of sensor actually used in the Xe-2 tester.  The low-cost, combination relative humidity/chamber air temperature is designed to be replaced once a year by the user and cannot be recalibrated.

Calibration of the UC202 and CT202 thermometers needs to be performed annually. The UC202 thermometers were designed to be disposable and cost-efficient, and should be replaced annually with a  freshly-calibrated UC202. The CT202 thermometer needs to be returned to Q-Lab once per year for an inexpensive recalibration. UC202 units may also be returned for calibration for users who prefer recalibration to replacement. Our calibration labs are ISO 17025 accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA – Ohio Certificate Number 2382-01, China Certificate Number 2383-02, and England Certificate Number 2383-03).  Calibrations are traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

CALIBRATION RADIOMETER

Easy Calibration Assures Accuracy
The Q-SUN Xe-2 SOLAR EYE irradiance sensor needs to be calibrated periodically by the user.  This assures accurate and consistent results. Calibrating the Xe-2 tester is simple using the Universal Calibrator system’s UC20 calibration radiometer or the legacy CR20 calibration radiometer, and takes only a few minutes.

Both UC20 and CR20 devices come with a 340nm, 420nm, or 300-400nm TUV (Total UV) sensor and must match the type of sensor actually used in the Q-SUN tester. CR20 calibration radiometers must also match the optical filter in use in the Q-SUN.

Calibration of the UC20 and CR20 radiometers needs to be performed annually. The UC20 sensors were designed to be disposable and cost-efficient, and should be replaced annually with a  freshly-calibrated UC20. The CR20 radiometer needs to be returned to Q-Lab once per year for an inexpensive recalibration. UC20 units may also be returned for calibration for users who prefer recalibration to replacement.  See our  Recalibration Return Procedure.  Our calibration labs are ISO17025 accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA – Ohio Certificate Number 2382-01, China Certificate Number 2383-02, and England Certificate Number 2383-03).  Calibrations are traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

ACCESSORIES

Specimen Mounting
The Q-SUN Xe-2 tester has a large specimen capacity, supporting 31 specimens of 46 mm x 122 mm each.  Its vertically mounted specimen holders are very easy to install and remove. 

For common textile tests, a variety of different ISO and AATCC textile masks and picture-frame holder kits are available. 

Visit our specimen mounting page, see LX-5047 – Q-SUN Specimen Mounting or inquire about the following part numbers: 

  • XR-11008-K   Q-SUN Solid Back Specimen Holder Kit, set of 15 + 1/2
  • XR-11448-K   Q-SUN Open Back Specimen Holder Kit, set of 15 + 1/2
  • XR-11291-K   Q-SUN Specimen Holder Conversion Kit, allows 2 specimens per holder, set of 15
  • XR-11273-K   Q-SUN Textile Picture Frame Holder Kit, full height, set of 15 + 1/2
  • XR-11168-K   Q-SUN Full Height Textile Mask Kit, ISO 105 B0-2 Method 1, 1/3 & 2/3 masks, set of 15 + 1/2
  • XR-11316-K   Q-SUN Half Height Textile Mask Kit, ISO 105 B0-2 Method 1, 1/3 & 2/3 masks, set of 31
  • XR-11369-K   Q-SUN Full Height Textile Mask Kit, ISO 105 B0-2 Method 2, 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 masks, set of 15 + 1/2
  • XR-11376-K   Q-SUN Half Height Textile Mask Kit, ISO 105 B0-2 Method 2, 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 masks, set of 31
  • XR-11368-K   Q-SUN Blue Wool Holder for ISO 105 B04
  • XR-11315-K   Q-SUN Picture Frame Textile Holder Kit, half height, set of 31
  • XR-11229-K   Q-SUN AATCC Textile Masks, paper masks for AATCC TM 16-3, set of 100
BROCHURE / SPECIFICATION
TEST STANDARD

TEST STANDARDS FOR Q-SUN XENON TEST CHAMBERS

AATCC TM16

Colorfastness to Light

This test method provides the general principles and procedures which are currently in use for determining the colorfastness to light of textile materials.

AATCC TM169

Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

This test method provides the procedure for the exposure of textile materials of all kinds, including coated fabrics and products made thereof, in an artificial weathering apparatus using controlled conditions of test.

ASTM C1257

Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants

This test method includes two laboratory accelerated exposure procedures for predicting the effects of ultraviolet or ultraviolet/visible radiation, heat, and moisture on color, chalking, cracking, and adhesion of solvent-release sealants.

ASTM C1442

Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus

This practice covers three types of laboratory weathering exposure procedures for evaluating the effect of actinic radiation, heat, and moisture on sealants.

ASTM C1519

Standard Test Method for Evaluating Durability of Building Construction Sealants by Laboratory Accelerated Weathering Procedures

This test method covers the method for the determination of the durability of a sealant based on its ability to function in cyclic movement maintaining adhesion and cohesion after repeated exposure to laboratory accelerated weathering procedures.

ASTM C732

Standard Test Method for Aging Effects of Artificial Weathering on Latex Sealants

This test method covers a laboratory procedure for the determination of aging effects of artificial weathering on latex sealants.

ASTM C734

Standard Test Method for Low-Temperature Flexibility of Latex Sealants After Artificial Weathering

This test method covers a laboratory procedure for the determination of low-temperature flexibility of latex sealants after 500 h artificial weathering.

ASTM C793

Standard Test Method for Effects of Laboratory Accelerated Weathering on Elastomeric Joint Sealants

This test method covers a laboratory procedure for determining the effects of accelerated weathering on cured-in-place elastomeric joint sealants (single- and multi-component) for use in building construction.

ASTM D1148

Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration-Discoloration from Ultraviolet (UV) and Heat Exposure of Light-Colored Surfaces

This test method covers techniques to evaluate the surface discoloration of white or light-colored vulcanized rubber that may occur when subjected to UV or UV/visible exposure from specified sources under controlled conditions of relative humidity, or moisture, and temperature.

ASTM D1670

Standard Test Method for Failure End Point in Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Materials

This test method covers the use of a spark generating apparatus for determination of failure due to cracking of bituminous materials undergoing accelerated or outdoor weathering on electrically conductive backings.

ASTM D2565

Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for xenon-arc exposure of plastics conducted in accordance with Practices G151 and G155.

ASTM D3424

Standard Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter

This standard describes procedures for the determination of the relative lightfastness and weatherability of printed matter under the following conditions, which involve exposure to natural daylight or accelerated procedures in the laboratory.

ASTM D3451

Standard Guide for Testing Coating Powders and Powder Coatings

This guide covers the selection and use of procedures for testing coating powders and powder coatings. The test methods included are listed in Table 1. Where more than one test method is listed for the same characteristic, no attempt is made to indicate superiority of one method over another. Selection of the methods to be followed must be governed by experience and the requirements in each individual case, together with agreement between the purchaser and the seller.

ASTM D4101

Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials

This specification covers polypropylene materials suitable for injection molding and extrusion. Polymers consist of homopolymer, copolymers, and elastomer compounded with or without the addition of impact modifiers (ethylene-propylene rubber, polyisobutylene rubber, and butyl rubber), colorants, stabilizers, lubricants, or reinforcements.

ASTM D4303

Standard Test Methods for Lightfastness of Colorants Used in Artists’ Materials

Four test methods to accelerate the effects of long term indoor illumination on artists’ materials are described.

ASTM D4355

Standard Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles by Exposure to Light, Moisture and Heat in a Xenon Arc Type Apparatus

This test method covers the determination of the deterioration in tensile strength of geotextiles by exposure to xenon arc radiation, moisture, and heat.

ASTM D4434

Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing

This specification covers flexible sheet made from poly(vinyl chloride) resin as the primary polymer intended for use in single-ply roofing membranes exposed to the weather.

ASTM D4459

Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Indoor Applications

This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for exposure of plastics in window glass-filtered xenon-arc devices in accordance with Practices G151 and G155 for evaluating the stability of plastics intended for use in indoor applications.

ASTM D4637

Standard Specification for EPDM Sheet Used In Single-Ply Roof Membrane

This specification covers flexible sheet made from ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPDM) intended for use in single-ply roofing membranes exposed to the weather.

ASTM D4798

Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)

This practice covers test conditions and procedures for xenon-arc exposures according to Practices G151 and G155 for bituminous roofing and waterproofing materials.

ASTM D4811

Standard Specification for Nonvulcanized (Uncured) Rubber Sheet Used as Roof Flashing

This specification covers nonvulcanized (uncured) rubber sheet made of EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer) or CR (polychloroprene) intended for use as watertight roof flashing exposed to the weather.

ASTM D5019

Standard Specification for Reinforced CSM (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene) Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane

This specification covers reinforced non-vulcanized polymeric sheet made from chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM) intended for use as a single-ply roof membrane exposed to the weather.

ASTM D5071

Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus

This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for xenon arc exposure of photodegradable plastics conducted in accordance with Practices G151 and G155.

ASTM D5383

Standard Practice for Visual Determination of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by Art Technologists

This practice covers a method for exposing specimens of colored art materials indoors to sunlight coming through a closed window.

ASTM D5398

Standard Practice for Visual Evaluation of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by the User

This practice covers a method for exposing specimens of colored art materials indoors to sunlight coming through a closed window.

ASTM D5819

Standard Guide for Selecting Test Methods for Experimental Evaluation of Geosynthetic Durability

This guide covers a designer/specifier through a systematic determination of those factors of the appropriate application environment that may affect the post-construction service life of a geosynthetic.

ASTM D6083

Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing

This specification covers liquid-applied water-dispersed acrylic latex elastomeric protective roof coatings.

ASTM D6551

Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus

This practice describes one environment for the exposure of pressure-sensitive tape, used primarily for packaging, to a laboratory accelerated weathering environment.

ASTM D6577

Standard Guide for Testing Industrial Protective Coatings

This guide covers the selection and use of test methods and procedures for testing industrial protective coatings.

ASTM D6662

Standard Specification for Polyolefin-Based Plastic Lumber Decking Boards

This specification covers polyolefin-based plastic lumber products for use as exterior residential decking boards.

ASTM D6695

Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

This practice covers the selection of test conditions for accelerated exposure testing of coatings and related products in xenon arc devices conducted according to Practices G151 and G155.

ASTM D6878

Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyolefin Based Sheet Roofing

This specification covers flexible sheet made from thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) as the principal polymer, intended for use in single-ply roofing membranes exposed to the weather.

ASTM D7356

Standard Test Method for Accelerated Acid Etch Weathering of Automotive Clearcoats Using a Xenon-Arc Exposure Device

This test method covers an accelerated exposure test intended to simulate defects in automotive clearcoats caused by acid rain that occurs at the Jacksonville, Florida exposure site.

ASTM D750

Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus

This test method covers specific variations in the test conditions and procedures that shall be applicable when Practice G151 plus either Practice G152, G153, G154, or G155 are employed for exposure of vulcanized rubber compounds.

ASTM D7869

Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure Test with Enhanced Light and Water Exposure for Transportation Coatings

This test procedure is used to simulate the physical and environmental stresses that a coating for exterior transportation applications (for example, automotive) is exposed to in a subtropical climate, such as southern Florida.

ASTM D882

Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

This test method covers the determination of tensile properties of plastics in the form of thin sheeting and films (less than 1.0 mm (0.04 in.) in thickness).

ASTM D904

Standard Practice for Exposure of Adhesive Specimens to Artificial Light

This practice covers the basic principles and operating procedures for ultraviolet (UV) light aging (with or without water) of adhesive bonded joints having at least one glass or transparent adhered, using fluorescent UV (see Method A) or xenon-arc light sources (see Method B).

ASTM D925

Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property—Staining of Surfaces (Contact, Migration, and Diffusion)

These test methods cover techniques to evaluate three types of staining that rubber may cause when in contact with, or in proximity to, another surface that may be light colored.

ASTM F1164

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Transparent Plastics Exposed to Accelerated Weathering Combined with Biaxial Stress

This test method covers the resistance of transparent plastics exposed to environmental conditioning (accelerated weathering) under a biaxial stress state induced by a pressure cell/test fixture.

ASTM F1515

Standard Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change

This test method provides a means of measuring the amount of color change in flooring products when subjected to accelerated light exposure over a period of time (functional use of the flooring product).

ASTM F2366

Standard Practice for Determining the Relative Lightfastness of Ink Jet Prints Exposed to Window Filtered Daylight Using a Xenon Arc Light Apparatus

This practice covers specific procedures and test conditions that are applicable for xenon-arc exposure of ink jet media prints conducted in accordance with Practices G151 and G155.

ASTM G151

Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices That Use Laboratory Light Sources

This practice provides general procedures to be used when exposing nonmetallic materials in accelerated test devices that use laboratory light sources.

ASTM G155

Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

This practice covers the basic principles and operating procedures for using xenon arc light and water apparatus intended to reproduce the weathering effects that occur when materials are exposed to sunlight (either direct or through window glass) and moisture as rain or dew in actual use.

GB 6806

Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys–Accelerated test of light fastness of coloured anodic oxide coatings using artificial light

This standard specifies the artificial light accelerated test method for evaluating the light resistance of aluminum and aluminum alloy colored anodized films.

GB/T 16259

Test method for in accelerated weathering building materials

This standard specifies the content, test conditions, test procedures, test results, and test reports of artificial climate accelerated aging test devices using xenon lamps as the light source for building material products.

GB/T 16422.1

Plastics-Methods of the exposure to laboratory light sources Part 1:general guidance

This part of GB / T 16422 provides information and general principles on the selection and implementation of exposure methods described in detail in the following sections. It also describes and recommends methods for measuring irradiance and radiant quantities, and describes monitoring boxes. Equipment requirements for body air temperature and surface temperature of dark and light colored materials.

GB/T 16422.2

Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc sources

This part of GB / T 16422 specifies the test method for plastic samples exposed to xenon arc lamps in the presence of moisture. This method is used to simulate the natural occurrence of materials in sunlight in the actual use environment after exposure to sunlight or filter glass Aging effect.

GB/T 16991

Textiles – Test for colour fastness – Colour fastness and ageing to artificial light at high temperatures: Xenon arc

This standard specifies a method for determining the color of various types of textiles, the ability of artificial light sources to replace natural sunlight, the ability to resist heat, and the ability to resist aging. This test method specifically takes into account the effects of light and heat generated by the interior of the vehicle on the textile.

GB/T 1710

Comparison of resistance to light of coloured pigments of similar types

This standard specifies a general test method for the comparison of light fastness of the same type of pigments (agreed reference pigments and test samples).

GB/T 18244

Test methods for resistance to weathering of building waterproofing materials

This standard specifies test methods for hot air aging, ozone aging, and artificial climate accelerated aging (xenon arc lamps, carbon arc lamps, ultraviolet fluorescent lamps).

GB/T 1865

Paints and varnishes – Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation – Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation

This standard specifies artificial weathering test procedures for paints and varnishes exposed to xenon lamp devices and water and water vapor. The results of aging can be individually evaluated by comparing the parameters selected before, during and after aging.

GB/T 22771

Graphic techmology-Prints and printing inks-Assessment of light fastness using filtered xenon arc light

This standard specifies a method for determining the light resistance of printed matter and printing inks. It gives two test conditions: basic test conditions for printed matter and special test conditions for ink.

GB/T 2423.24

Environmental testing for electric and electronic products Part 2:Test methods-Test Sa: simulated solar radiation at ground level

This standard is used to test the impact of ground solar radiation on equipment and components (thermal, mechanical, chemical, electrical, etc.)

GB/T 29365

Wood-plastic composite (WPC) – test methods of artificial weathering

This standard specifies the artificial weathering test method for plastic-wood composite materials.

GB/T 32088

Accelerated weathering test methods of automotive nonmetal components and materials using a xenon-arc apparatus

This standard specifies the test method and evaluation method for accelerating aging of automotive non-metal parts and materials using controlled irradiance xenon equipment.

GB/T 8427

Textiles-Tests for colour fastness-Colour fastness to artifical light:Xenon arc fading lamp test

This standard specifies a method to determine the color fastness of various types of textiles to the artificial light effect equivalent to sunlight (D65). This standard can also be used for white (bleached or fluorescent whitened) textiles.

GM 9125P

Procedures for Laboratory Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Materials

These procedures are used to determine the resistance to degradation of automotive materials when subjected to artificial light sources. It describes exposures to sunshine carbon arc, xenon arc, fluorescent ultraviolet light and condensation apparatus, and a twin carbon arc.

IEC 61345

UV Test for Photovaltalic (PV) Modules

ISO 105-B02 (EN) (DIN)

Textiles-Tests for colour fastness- Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test

ISO 105-B04 (EN) (DIN)

Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B04. Colour Fastness to Artificial Weathering: Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test

ISO 105-B06 (EN) (DIN)

Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B06: Colour Fastness and Ageing to Artificial Light at High Temperatures: Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test

ISO 105-B07 (EN) (DIN)

Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B07: Colour Fastness to Light of Textiles Wetted with Artificial Perspiration

ISO 105-B10 (EN) (DIN)

Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B10: Artificial Weathering – Exposure to Filtered Xenon-Arc Radiation

ISO 11341 (EN) (DIN)

Paints and Varnishes – Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation- Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation

ISO 12040

Graphic Technology – Prints and Printing Inks – Assessment of Light Fastness Using Filtered Xenon Arc Light

ISO 29664

Plastics – Artificial weathering including acidic deposition

ISO 4892-1 (EN) (DIN)

Plastics – Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources – Part 1: General guidance

ISO 4892-2 (EN) (DIN)

Plastics – Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps

QB/T 2727

Leather-Tests for colour fastness-colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc

This standard specifies the test method for the color of leather against artificial light sources and heat resistance.

QB/T 4873

Test methods of artificial leather and synthetic leather – Exposure to laboratory light sources

This standard specifies three methods for the light source exposure test of artificial leather and synthetic leather laboratories: xenon arc lamp method (A method), fluorescent ultraviolet lamp method (B method), and open carbon arc lamp method (C method), and their results and Evaluation.

SAE J2412

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

This test method specifies the operating procedures for a controlled irradiance, xenon arc apparatus used for the accelerated exposure of various automotive interior trim components.

SAE J2527

Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using A Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

This SAE Standard specifies the operating procedures for a controlled irradiance, xenon-arc apparatus used for the accelerated exposure of various exterior automotive materials.

T/CSAE 104

Laboratory xenon arc exposure test method of automotive exterior decoration coatings

This standard specifies the test method for accelerated aging of automotive exterior coatings using controlled irradiance xenon lamp equipment.

VW PV 1306

Exposure Test for Determining the Tackiness of Polypropylene Parts

VW PV 3929

Non-Metallic Materials, Weathering in Dry, Hot Climate

VW PV 3930

Non-Metallic Materials, Weathering in Moist, Hot Climate

YC/T 374

Printed cigarette carton and packet packaging papers – conformity test for color fastness to light – xenon arc fading lamp test

This standard specifies the test method for the lightfastness and fastness of cigarette rods and carton paper.

YY/T 0631

dental materials – determination of color stability

This standard specifies the method for determining the color stability of dental materials after immersion in light.

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