Project Description

SpectraLight QC Light Booth

From X-Rite’s Macbeth lighting products, marks a new evolution in visual color assessment


Consistent quality control in color-critical product categories is finally possible thanks to SpectraLight QC. This holistic visual color assessment system starts with state-of-the-art light sources capable of meeting practically any brand owner specification. A data-driven back-end ensures inter-instrument agreement across a supply chain, allowing unprecedented reporting and traceability on unit settings, lamp performance, operator certifications, and more. The system also includes value-added training programs through the X-Rite Visual QC Institute.

This holistic solution starts with state of the art light sources, and also includes a data-driven back-end that carefully monitors the performance and condition of lamps, as well as a system to educate and certify operators. For brand owners and specifiers, SpectraLight QC is a revolutionary system upon which to build standard operating procedures across your supply chain. For suppliers, SpectraLight QC is an investment that proves your commitment to best practices in visual color assessment. In fact, at any checkpoint where approvals are necessary across the supply chain—at the supplier, the vendor, the sourcing office, all the way up to product design and corporate quality control—the SpectraLight QC reduces human error, standardizes conditions for visual assessment, and saves time and money.

The illumination technology used by SpectraLight QC is superior to any lightbooth on the market. It’s one instrument that can meet practically any specification, thanks to the number of light sources it features—more than any other product, including Daylight, Incandescent “A,” Horizon, three fluorescent (choice of any combination of CWF, U30, U35, TL83, and TL84), and UVa. Integrated light sensors provide real-time digital output of fluorescent lamp lux, which can be set by the operator to meet industry standards such as ASTM and AATCC. Its closed-loop fluorescent lamp control allows operators to move from one light source to the next without having to wait for a required warm-up time. The same sensors and electronics ensure that all fluorescent lamps are controlled in real time to maintain precise lux over the life of the lamp. SpectraLight QC also provides factory-calibrated UV, allowing the user the ability to adjust the amount of UV based on the needs of the sample based on their application.

• Seven available light sources–more than any light booth on the market–including Daylight, Incandescent “A,” Horizon, three fluorescent (choice of any combination of CWF, U30, U35, TL83 and TL84), and UVa.
• Adjustable lux can be set to desired output based on ASTM standards or customer specification
• Built-in sensors maintain maximum lux, compensating for lamp age and wear
• Calibrated UV output is monitored to help maintain inter-instrument agreement
• Brand owner profiles can be created to share preferences and settings with suppliers
• Certified replacement lamps allow for consistent performance and better traceability
• Filtered tungsten halogen daylight simulation provides the most accurate rendering of daylight available

Model:SpectraLight QC
DimensionsOverhead LuminaireViewing Booth
Height: 9.84 in (250 mm)Height: 27.55 in (700 mm)
Width: 37.00 in (940 mm)Width: 37 in (940 mm)
Depth: 25.98 in (660 mm)Depth: 24.01 in (610 mm)
Weight89.3 lbs (40.5 kg)22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
Shipping Weight116.8 lbs (53.0 kg)35.2 lbs (16.0 kg)
Cabinet ColorMunsell notation N5 or N7
Electrical Power Requirements  Power
L1NPE, 115Vac, 50/60Hz, 1150W
L1NPE, 230Vac, 50/60Hz, 1150W
L1NPE, 100Vac, 50/60Hz, 1150W
Main Fuse
115 VAC: F 10 A H 250 V (5x20mm)
230 VAC: F 6.3 A H 250 (5x20mm)
100 VAC: F 15 A H 250 V (5x20mm)
Power Cord
Connector: Country Specific
Plug: IEC 60320 C13 type
Standby Power
Lamp Options
Simulated Daylight*5000k, CIE D50 Noon Sky Daylight
6500k, CIE D65 Average North Sky Daylight
Fluorescent*Choice of three: Cool White (4150k), U30 (3000k),
U35 (3500k), TL84 (4000K)
HorizonSimulates early morning sunrise and
late afternoon sunset
Incandescent A2856k, Typical Incandescent Home lighting
UltravioletFiltered Near UV
*Choice of daylight and fluorescent sources. The choice of a specific daylight and fluorescent source should be based on the standard governing your industry or application.
Specifications subject to change without notification.
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