A More Realistic Xenon
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s xenon arc lamps provide the best match to the full spectrum of sunlight. Near-horizontal specimen mounting and optional water and back spray provide the most realistic moisture simulation available in a xenon arc tester. The Xe-3 tester also is the only xenon test chamber to offer a dual spray option, allowing a second liquid (such as acid rain) to be sprayed onto test specimens. An optional chiller for low temperature applications also allows for simultaneous control of both black panel and chamber air temperature.
Easy To Use
The Q-SUN Xe-3 xenon test chamber is easy to install (proper ventilation required). It is easy to use and practically maintenance-free. Specimen mounting and evaluation is fast and easy with the unique slide-out specimen tray. The Xe-3 tester is completely automated and can operate continuously, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Other features include:
A product exposed outdoors to direct sunlight experiences maximum light intensity for only a few hours each day. The Q-SUN Xe-3 chamber can subject test specimens to the equivalent of noon summer sunlight for 24 hours a day, every day. Consequently, specimen degradation can be highly accelerated.
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s low purchase price, low lamp prices and low operating costs create a breakthrough in the price/performance equation. Now even the smallest lab can afford xenon arc testing.
Configurations (see also Features Tab)
Q-SUN Xe-3-H: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control
Q-SUN Xe-3-HSE: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control, water spray, and dual touchscreen displays
Q-SUN Xe-3-HDSE: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control, dual spray, and dual touchscreen displays
Q-SUN Xe-3-HBSE: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control, water spray (front and back), and dual touchscreen displays
Q-SUN Xe-3-HCE: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control, chiller, and dual touchscreen displays
Q-SUN Xe-3-HSCE: full-spectrum sunlight with humidity control, water spray, chiller, and dual touchscreen displays
See LX-5046 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Specifications or the Features Tab for comparative information.
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-3 uses three lamps per machine. Enhanced lamps last for 3000 hours at normal irradiance and 1000 hours at high irradiance.
A choice of optical filters is available to simulate a variety of service environments including direct sunlight and sunlight through window glass. The performance of Q-Lab’s filters not decline with age; therefore, filters do not need to be replaced under normal operation. The only exception to this is the Window-IR filter, which requires regular replacement. All Q-SUN Xe-3 models use three optical filters per machine. See LX-5060 – A Choice of Filters for Q-SUN.
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-3 tester using a black panel temperature sensor. The temperature can be set at any point between 42ºC and 120ºC, depending upon: whether the sensor is insulated or uninsulated, irradiance level, filter type, lamp age and ambient room temperature. With an optional chiller, both black panel and chamber air temperature can be simultaneously controlled, giving the ultimate control of specimen temperature. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
Versatile Specimen Mounting
The flat specimen mounting tray in the Xe-3 accommodates different shapes and sizes of specimens, including three-dimensional parts. A variety of specimen holders are available. The Xe-3 mounting tray is 451mm x 718mm and holds up to 55 specimens @ 51mm x 102mm each. See our specimen mounting page, LX-5080-SM – Q-SUN Xe-1 & Xe-3 Specimen Mounting or Accessories Tab for more information.
SOLAR EYE Irradiance Control
The SOLAR EYE irradiance control system constantly monitors and controls lamp output. This assures precise light exposure and maximizes reproducibility of test results. Irradiance control is available at 340nm, 420nm or TUV (Total UV). See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
Relative humidity (RH) control is standard in the Q-SUN Xe-3 model. It allows the user to simultaneously control, monitor, and display RH, black panel temperature, and chamber air temperature. Note that purified water is required for proper operation of the Xe-3 with humidity control. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
Optional Water Spray (Models Xe-3-HS, Xe-3-DS, Xe-3-BS, Xe-3-HSC)
Outdoor moisture attack is simulated via a pure water spray option in the Xe-3 tester. Two spray nozzles are located in the top of the chamber. Spray can be programmed to operate during either the dark or light cycle. Note that purified water is required for proper operation of the Xe-3 with water spray. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
Optional Back Spray (Model Xe-3-BS)
Back spray is available for the Xe-3 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-3 with back spray.
Optional Dual Spray (Model Xe-3-DS)
Dual spray is available for the Xe-3 tester. It allows a second liquid solution, such as acid rain or soap solution, to be sprayed onto test specimens. A large external reservoir, centrifugal pump and filter are attached to a portable cart that sits next to the Xe-3 tester. See LX-5025a – Acid Etch for Auto.
Optional Chiller for Low Temperature Applications (Model Xe-3-HSC)
For some interior products such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, lower exposure temperatures are necessary to prevent unnatural degradation. An optional chiller is available for the Xe-3 tester to lower temperatures when testing such heat sensitive materials. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure. With a chiller, a Q-SUN Xe-3 tester can operate at 31-120ºC and 50% RH, depending upon sensor type, irradiance level, filter type, lamp age, and ambient room temperature and humidity. The Xe-3 chiller is designed to stand alongside the full-sized Xe-3 tester, and is provided with wheels for easy repositioning.
Controls & Optional Software
The Dual Touchscreen Display is designed to be both functional and easy to use, the Q-SUN Xe-3 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-3 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. Additionally, every Q-SUN Xe-3 tester is equipped with an Ethernet connection. Optional VIRTUAL STRIPCHART PC software allows the user to automatically record and monitor exposure conditions and directly transfer data from the Q-SUN Xe-3 test chamber to a Windows-based computer. Data from either the USB export or PC application can be emailed directly to Q-Lab’s technical support desk for expert troubleshooting and diagnostics.
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s xenon arc lamps produce the most realistic reproduction of full spectrum sunlight including ultraviolet, visible light and infrared radiation. For many materials, exposure to the full spectrum is necessary to provide an accurate simulation, especially when testing for color change and lightfastness. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
Standard and “Plus” Lamps
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester uses three, 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.
Changing the Xe-3 lamps 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. See LX-5000 – Q-SUN Xe-1, Xe-2 & Xe-3 Brochure.
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. Three categories of filters are available to simulate a variety of service environments, shown below. The application or test method dictates which filters should be used. See LU-8054a – SPD for QUV, Q-SUN, and Noon Summer Sunlight.
Daylight filters are used to simulate direct, noon summer sunlight. They provide the best correlation to natural exposures for most applications. Materials that are typically used outdoors like roofing or exterior coatings should be tested using daylight filters. Three different types of daylight filters are available for the Q-SUN Xe-3 tester: Daylight – F, Daylight – Q and Daylight – B/B.
Window Glass Filters
Window glass filters produce spectra equivalent to sunlight coming through window glass. This spectrum can also simulate other indoor lighting such as the harsh lighting found in a typical commercial or office environment. Window glass filters are used for indoor materials such as printing materials and textiles. Four different window glass filters are available for the Q-SUN Xe-3 tester: Window – Q, Window – B/SL, Window – SF-5 and Window – IR.
Extended UV Filters
Extended UV filters allow excess UV, below the normal cut-on of natural sunlight. They are used to produce faster or more severe test results. Extended UV filters are specified in some automotive test methods and are sometimes used for aerospace applications. The most common Q-SUN filter of this type is the Extended UV – Q/B.
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s long-life filters are exceptionally durable and maintain the required spectrum indefinitely. After many years of use, Q-SUN filters have yet to show any signs of aging. See LX-5060 – A Choice of Filters for Q-SUN for a more detailed discussion of optical filters, but the information above can be a useful guide.
Easy Calibration Assures Accuracy
The Q-SUN Xe-3 black panel temperature sensor needs to be calibrated periodically by the user. This assures accurate and consistent results.
Calibrating the Xe-3 black panel temperature sensor is simple using the Universal Calibrator system’s UC202 calibrated temperature sensor and UC1 handheld display, or the historical CT202 calibrated thermometer, and takes only a few minutes. Note that the CT202 and UC202 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-3 tester. The Xe-3 tester’s low-cost, combination relative humidity/chamber air temperature sensor is designed to be replaced once a year 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. See our Recalibration Return Procedure. Q-Lab’s 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).
Easy Calibration Assures Accuracy
The Q-SUN Xe-3 SOLAR EYE irradiance sensor needs to be calibrated periodically by the user to assure accurate and consistent results.
Calibrating the Xe-3 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 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).
Versatile Specimen Mounting
The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s flat specimen mounting tray offers the flexibility to test many sizes and shapes of specimens. Specimen holders are available in a number of sizes to accommodate traditional flat specimens, like panels and plaques. Three-dimensional specimens such as bottles, test tubes, cosmetics, golf balls, etc. can be placed directly onto the specimen tray or in special holders. Adjustable height stands are available to mount three-dimensional parts so that the top of the part is at the normal specimen tray height.
The near-horizontal specimen tray ensures that water doesn’t quickly run off the specimens, for best reproduction of outdoor results. It is also useful for testing materials that flow at elevated temperatures.
Please visit our specimen mounting page for more information and to see examples or inquire about the following part numbers:
Drain pumps are available for Q-SUN Xe-3 models. A drain pump is required if the drain tube must rise more than 100mm above the floor before reaching the drain. Inquire about the following part numbers:
Water Inlet Pump
Q-Lab offers a water inlet pump for Xe-3 model installations that do not have sufficient water pressure. The pump boosts low water pressure or draws water from a reservoir. The pump operates automatically and supplies water to the Xe-3 tester on demand.
Water Repurification System
To significantly reduce the cost of running the Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s optional water spray system, Q-Lab offers a water repurification system that reuses the water that normally would go down the drain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing
This specification covers liquid-applied water-dispersed acrylic latex elastomeric protective roof coatings.
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.
Standard Guide for Testing Industrial Protective Coatings
This guide covers the selection and use of test methods and procedures for testing industrial protective coatings.
Standard Specification for Polyolefin-Based Plastic Lumber Decking Boards
This specification covers polyolefin-based plastic lumber products for use as exterior residential decking boards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plastics-Methods of the exposure to laboratory light sources Part 1:general guidance
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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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.)
Wood-plastic composite (WPC) – test methods of artificial weathering
This standard specifies the artificial weathering test method for plastic-wood composite materials.
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.
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.
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.
UV Test for Photovaltalic (PV) Modules
Textiles-Tests for colour fastness- Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B04. Colour Fastness to Artificial Weathering: Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test
Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B06: Colour Fastness and Ageing to Artificial Light at High Temperatures: Xenon Arc Fading Lamp Test
Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B07: Colour Fastness to Light of Textiles Wetted with Artificial Perspiration
Textiles – Tests for Colour Fastness – Part B10: Artificial Weathering – Exposure to Filtered Xenon-Arc Radiation
Paints and Varnishes – Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation- Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
Graphic Technology – Prints and Printing Inks – Assessment of Light Fastness Using Filtered Xenon Arc Light
Plastics – Artificial weathering including acidic deposition
Plastics – Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources – Part 1: General guidance
Plastics – Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exposure Test for Determining the Tackiness of Polypropylene Parts
Non-Metallic Materials, Weathering in Dry, Hot Climate
Non-Metallic Materials, Weathering in Moist, Hot Climate
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.
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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The Q-SUN Xe-3 xenon arc chamber reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight and rain. In a few days or weeks, the Q-SUN tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors. The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester is a full-featured lightfastness, colorfastness, and photostability chamber at a breakthrough price. It utilizes three separate xenon lamps for a large capacity. The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s slide out specimen tray is 451mm x 718mm and is useful for exposing large, three-dimensional parts or components. The Xe-3 tester offers standard humidity control, and optional spray, back spray and chiller features. The Q-SUN Xe-3 is the only xenon arc tester that also has an optional dual spray capability. This allows for a second liquid such as acid rain or soap solutions, to be sprayed onto test specimens. The Q-SUN Xe-3 is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use full-sized xenon arc chamber available.