STRATFORD, Conn., May 22, 2013 — Oriel Instruments, a Newport Corp. brand, has introduced the LCS-100 series solar simulators for photovoltaic cell research requiring a certified system for small illumination areas. The 38 × 38-mm simulators meet Class ABB as defined by ASTM, IEC and JIS standards. All electronics are built into the lamp housing and are factory preset to run the 100-W xenon lamp with integrated reflector at the proper current and voltage. For replacement assemblies, a “drop in” design eliminates the need for lamp alignment. An integrated attenuator allows partial sun irradiance.