SATA says perfectly uniform light distribution and an almost perfect reproduction of daylight make the new trueSun LED lamp a must-have tool for accurate colour matching.
Sunlight plays a particularly crucial part in the colour matching process. When it comes to selecting the best colour option to match a vehicle being refinished, or when checking factors such as the accuracy, effects, gloss, and distribution of a colour after application, painters primarily rely on their vision. However, what they see depends on the surface being illuminated with the correct lighting. Obtaining a precise result requires a light source which reproduces the entire colour spectrum of sunlight or daylight as accurately as possible. Issues may not be apparent if checked in the booth or indoors under a manmade light source.
The LED technology in the new trueSun has been developed specifically for the purpose of professional colour matching within body shops. SATA says that as well as producing an almost perfect reproduction of daylight, the high precision LED lamp has been tuned for an extremely uniform distribution of light across the entire light cone. Light intensity is infinitely adjustable and unaffected by the battery charge level. Battery life is approximately 70 minutes on full light intensity, and it takes around 50 minutes to charge. A built-in display keeps track of the charge level and an automatic switch off function helps avoid wasting power when the light is not needed.
According to SATA, the trueSun is ‘precision-German-engineered’ to deliver “exceptional” true daylight performance that can be used inside the spray booth or anywhere indoors to assess colour and finish reliably and accurately, as well as detect flaws such as mottling. SATA says these are the moments where a missed identification can easily lead to expensive rework, adding that avoiding a single rework can “easily cover the cost of the trueSun”.