Our reputation as the industry leader of industrial luminaires means we’re no stranger to tough environments. We apply this philosophy and commitment to durability just as stringently to our architectural products.
Let’s follow the testing journey of an encapsulated architectural lighting product.
We use state-of-the-art technology to encapsulate our products that are specified for use outdoors and in demanding environments to make sure that our luminaires deliver not only enchanting light, but years of uninterrupted performance.
20 cycles of water jet test performed for 3 minutes, in multiple directions, multiple times, according to AS 60529-2004.
The result: Luminaires in perfect working order with no visible damage to the surface.
This test checks the resistance of the material to power washing and demonstrates its strong resistance to pressure impact.
Tested with 50 °C at 45cm and with a nozzle tip water pressure of 7 MPa.
The result: No visible damage, free from deformation, lifting, peeling, wrinkling and cracking.
Cycled from -20°C to 60°C for 1,000 cycles over 30 days. Cycled 40 hours at 80°C (maximum operating temperature).
Cairns climate: High humidity with high temperature. Coober Pedy climate: Very dry & very high temperature. Real-world test conditions over two years of exposure.
Xenotest simulates sun and rain exposure with an accelerated 10-year exposure period. Tested for 2000 hours at 65°C with a cycle of 102 minutes of UV, followed by 18 minutes of water spray.
QUV-A test simulates the action of sun and condensation on the material with an accelerated 10-year exposure period. Tested for 2,000 hours with a cycle of 8 hours at 70°C with a 340nm UV Lamp, and 4 hours at 50°C with condensation.
Acid rain is simulated in a chamber with an atomised sulphur dioxide solution in distilled water. Tested for 8 hours at 2°C with a 600ppm SO² solution.
This test checks the resistance of the encapsulated product to impacts from gravel. 500g of chilled iron grit applied at an angle of 90° and a pressure of 2 bar, according to ISO 20567-1.
The results: No visible damage.
IK08 test: luminaire placed on a flat surface subjected to an impact equivalent to 5 Joules (1.7kg at 300mm), according to AS/NZS 1158.6:2010. Luminaire retested for IP rating after the IK test.
The results: Luminaire remains operable with superficial marks and no damage to the polyurethane surface.
The Crockmeter test ASTM D6279 checks the resistance to continuous cleaning with cloths, mops and sponges. Tested for 200 cycles with white crock cloth and green felt (M238C4).
The results: No abrasion marks and no colour changes.
The Taber Test ASTM D1044 checks the resistance to drive over and walk over, performed by an abrasive wheel. Tested for 1000 cycles with a 500g wheel of medium abrasion (Taber CS-10).
The results: Minimal abrasion marks.
These tests check the effects of prolonged, regular contact with common cleaning products:
Tested for 2 hours of direct wet contact.
The results: No surface marks, no yellowing and no loss of gloss.
Protection of electrical components against water and dust.
Coolon’s dedicated team of electronic engineers, mechanical designers and software developers continually aim to push the boundaries of technology. Clever design and innovative thinking are central to our drive for premium lighting products.
Each product designed at Coolon is subject to hours of scrutiny, rigorous testing and evaluation, ensuring adherence to standards and regulatory requirements, both locally and internationally.
Manufactured entirely within Australia, our products are created to deliver ultimate quality and years of reliable performance.
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