Martin FBA offers more uniform field of light
Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Martin Professional’s new Fixture Beam Analyzer (FBA) uses a standard webcam to analyse a lighting fixture’s output on any surface, making lamp adjustments an easier and more accurate procedure for a more uniform field of light.
The FBA consists of software and a set of three dimming filters in various grades that mount directly onto a Logitech Pro 9000 webcam. Light output is measured and a set of detailed photometric data is generated in real time. The data illustrates the level of uniformity of a fixture’s output, allowing users to easily view the effect of luminaire and/or lamp adjustments on the field of light.
Viewing the beam in greater detail on a computer screen allows for more accurate adjustments and eliminates the uncomfortable need to stare directly into the field of light.
Not only does the FBA make for faster, more accurate lamp adjustments, it ensures a more uniform beam across multiple fixtures. More precise lamp adjustments also allow fixtures to run more efficiently and at maximum output, says the company.