Axalta Pushes Innovation With Daylight Lamps
With its offering of branded daylight lamps, Axalta continues in its efforts to drive innovation and demonstrate its commitment to meeting customers’ needs.
Since the product was launched in 2015, Axalta has sold 17,000 daylight lamps worldwide.
Axalta has created the LED daylight lamps to simulate differing light conditions and intensities, to help make the automotive paint repair process faster, easier and more reliable. The product has been developed keeping in line with the company’s innovation leadership position in digital colour management. The daylight lamps are available in the EMEA region from its portfolio of refinish brands—ChromaLamp from Cromax; ColorSpot from Spies Hecker; Standolux iQ from Standox, and Color Inspector from Syrox, Challenger, Duxone and Nason Finishes. Color Inspector is also available from Axalta in the North American and Asia Pacific markets.
“The modern, energy-saving LED-technology behind our daylight lamps ensures that refinishers work with the best lighting conditions, which is critical to achieving right-first-time results. The lamps mimic six different levels of ambient light making them perfectly suited for use throughout the whole refinish process—everything from damage appraisals and checking colour matches, to examining freshly painted surfaces for coverage and hiding issues. The technology ensures that our refinishers operate in the best possible lighting conditions,” says Dr. Martin Wulf, Colour and Technical Manager for Axalta’s Refinish Systems business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The daylight lamps feature a smart arrangement of energy-saving LED bulbs that simulate bright natural daylight in addition to lower level light around sunset. These light simulations are considered important when checking colour, especially for metamerism.
“The convenient wireless operation of the lamps, powerful batteries, and ergonomic handling make them an invaluable cost-and time-saving tool for the professional body shop, and this is tangibly evident in the 17,000 of them in the market,” says Wulf.