Is there an Internet Site for converting and displaying color values?

FAQ: “… Was wondering – do you know of a web site or application where  if CIELAB values were entered, the corresponding color would be displayed? Can I also convert from one color scale to another?” Continue reading

What Fuse Protection is in place with HunterLab Instruments?

UltraScan VIS 3 amp fuse showing unbroken

UltraScan VIS 3 amp fuse

Fuse location beside power cord

Fuse location beside power cord

All HunterLab instruments have fuses built into the main circuitry to protect the instrument against unusual and unexpected changes in voltage that could damage the electrical components.

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Can Power Supplies in HunterLab Instruments be used everywhere?

ColorFlex EZ AC Adaptor and Universal 120/220 Volt Power SupplyFAQ: “We need to take our LabScan XE instrument to Germany for some plant trial testing.  Our machine is a US spectrophotometer 110v unit and, obviously, the power supply in Germany is 220v. The label on the back of the instrument says ‘110v-220v’, which sounds a little ambiguous to me.  Do we need a voltage transformer or can we get away with only using a plug adapter (does not step down current from 220v, only changes plug shape)?  We don’t want to ruin our baby!” Continue reading

Optimal inter-instrument agreement and communication of color values

To communicate color values effectively, completely specify the 6 parameters of your measurement method and verify that your color measurement is repeatable. These are the key factors to ensure inter-instrument agreement.

The best inter-instrument agreement in color measurement at multiple locations occurs when a product is measured with the same instrument model from the same manufacturer combined with the same measurement method at all sites.

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