30. 10. 2020


Assessment of the effect of light exposure

As usual, all European standards must be revised after a period of at least five years. Thus, together with other methods of which we will give you some updates in the following newsletters, now it is the turn of the test that is defined by some as “xenotest”, or light fastness of furniture surfaces.

Without going too far into the operating methodology, for which we directly refer to the reading of the full text of the EN 15187 standard, here we would only like to inform our readers of an upcoming important change, related to the duration of the test.

For many years the exposure of the samples inside the instrument (xenotester) was defined in terms of time, precisely 20 hours. This essentially to provide on the test report a clear and simple indication of the dose of light to which the sample was subject in time units (read more). 

For information:
Claudio Caon
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