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Solar Light Company, Inc. Announces New UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) Testing Service

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 12:37 PM CST, Tue, November 28,2017

Solar Light Company, Inc.’s new state of the art Ultraviolet Protection Factor Testing Laboratory performs accurate UPF testing for clothing and fabrics to all major worldwide standards: AATCC 183, BS EN 13758-1, GBT18830-2009, and NZS 4399.

Glenside, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/28/2017 -- UPF is a spectral transmission analysis which can quantify exactly how much UV radiation permeates materials. Solar Light Company, Inc.'s new state of the art Ultraviolet Protection Factor Testing Laboratory performs accurate UPF testing for clothing and fabrics to all major worldwide standards: AATCC 183, BS EN 13758-1, GBT18830-2009, and NZS 4399. The UPF Rating Scale is between 15 and 50. For example, a shirt with a UPF rating of 15 means that 1/15th of the sun's UV radiation can reach the wearer's skin, while a shirt with a UPF rating of 50 means that only 1/50th of the sun's UV radiation can reach the wearer's skin. The company can also provide a UPF Certification Report optionally which details the specific measurements of the samples, the equipment used in the testing, and all relevant data points. Typical turnaround is 2-3 days after receipt of samples, and pricing starts at only $250.00 for the first 2 samples.

"UPF ratings are becoming more prevalent in the civilian clothing industry as people seek alternatives to sunscreen lotions, though it should be noted that UPF gauges a fabric's effectiveness against both UVA and UVB light, while sunscreen's SPF number pertains only to a sunscreen's effectiveness against UVB rays (the sunburn-causing segment of the ultraviolet spectrum.) High-risk groups with an elevated need for high UPF-rated clothing include fair skinned, sun-sensitive people, children, and people who spend extended time at high elevation, equatorial regions, and near reflective surfaces such as snow and water. Solar Light makes it easy for garment manufacturers to quickly, efficiently, and accurately test for UPF," explained Moshe K. Levy, Vice-President of Marketing for Solar Light Company, Inc.

About Solar Light Company, Inc.
Solar Light Company, Inc. has been providing research professionals with laboratory-grade solutions for the advancement of light sciences ever since we invented the world's first Solar Simulator in 1967. The company is recognized worldwide as America's premier manufacturer of Precision Light Sources, Light Measurement Instrumentation, UV Transmittance Analyzers, Meteorological Instrumentation, OEM Instrumentation, and over 135 different types of Sensors. We also provide a wide array of services, including accelerated UV materials testing, NIST-traceable spectroradiometric analyses, reflectance and spectral transmittance testing, and calibrations for light meters and light sources.

Solar Light Company, Inc.
100 East Glenside Ave., Glenside, PA USA 19038
215-517-8700
info@solarlight.com
solarlight.com

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