UV Solar Simulator
Feb 2012Oriel InstrumentsRequest Info
Oriel, a Newport Corp. Brand, is offering the Sol-UV solar simulator for photobiological applications including testing over-the-counter sunscreen products' sun protection factor (SPF). The new unit simulates the solar ultraviolet radiation required to induce a minimum erythemal response for in vivo and in vitro SPF testing. The simulator's spectral output complies with the FDA's Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use (June 2011), the International Sun Protection Factor Test Method (May 2006) and ISO Cosmetics — sun protection test methods: in vivo determination of the sun protection factor, ISO 24444:2010. The simulator features a patent-pending optical design to achieve spectral compliance, using a proprietary filter and special geometry to meet all applicable standards. Output beam sizes are 2 x 2, 4 x 4 and 6 x 6 in.