Xenon Arc Exposure

ARDL’s multiple Xenon Arc Weather-Ometers® are the preferred light source for testing materials that will be exposed to natural sunlight. They use a precision gas discharge lamp sealed in a quartz tube with a water lamp cooling system. Precise humidity, chamber temperature and black panel temperature controls allow the Xenon long arc, when properly filtered, to simulate UV and visible solar radiation more accurately than any other artificial light source.

Typical applications include automotive components, chemicals, paints and coatings, paper, pharmaceuticals, textiles, plastics and polymers. ARDL can perform Xenon Arc tests according to AATCC, ASTM, automotive OEM, SAE, ISO, Mil-STD and UL pre-testing specifications.

Available Methods

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials

Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J 2527

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J 2412

Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants - Xenon Arc

Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants

ASTM C 1257

Artificial Weathering and Exposure to Artificial Radiation - Paints and Varnishes

Artificial Weathering and Exposure To Artificial Radiation - Part 2: Exposure To Filtered Xenon Arc Radiation

ISO 11341 - Paints and Varnishes

Artificial Weathering of Autmotive Interior Trim Materials

Artificial Weathering of Automotive Interior Trim Materials

GMW 3414

Automotive Coatings Testing

Weathering Tests for Colour Fastness

VDA 621-429 - Tests for Automotive Coatings

Automotive Interior Part Light Exposure

Light Exposure Test Method by Xenon Arc Lamp for Automotive Interior Parts

JASO M346

Colorfastness to Light, Xenon-Arc Lamp

Colorfastness to Light, Xenon-Arc Lamp

AATCC Test Method 16

Colour Fastness and Aging To Artificial Light and High Temperatures - Textiles

Tests For Colour Fastness - Part B06: Colour Fastness and Aging To Artificial Light and High Temperatures: Xenon-arc Fading Lamp Test

ISO 105-B06 - Textiles

Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light

Determination of Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light

GME 60292

Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Water-Cooled Xenon Arc

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Water-Cooled Xenon-Arc

SAE J 1960

Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Using a Controlled Irradiance Water-Cooled Xenon-Arc

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Water Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J 1885

Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources - Plastics

Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources - Part 2: Xenon Arc Lamps

ISO 48920-2 Plastics

Light and High Temperature Xenon Arc Testing

Colourfastness and Ageing Tests Against Light and High Temperatures Xenon Arc

VDA 75202

Nonmetallic Material Exposure Using Laboratory Light Sources

Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

ASTM G 151

Resistance to Cracking of 2 Layer Metalic Clear Coats

Test for Resistance to Cracking of 2 Layer Metallic Clear Coats

VDA 621-430 - Tests for Automotive Coatings

Resistance to Radiation, High Temperature, Humidity, Fire and Simulated Weathering - Road Vehicles, Safety Glazing Materials

Test methods for Resistance to Radiation, High Temperature, Humidity, Fire and Simulated Weathering

ISO 3917 - Road Vehicles, Safety Glazing Materials

Solar Radiation Testing

Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests - Part 2: Laboratory Test Methods - 505.4: Solar Radiation (Sunshine)

MIL STD 810F

Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

AATCC Test Method 169

Xenon Arc - Automotive Exterior

Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J2527

Xenon Arc - Automotive Interior

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J2412

Xenon Arc - Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

ASTM G 155

Xenon Arc - Plastics

Plastics -- Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources -- Part 2: Xenon-arc Lamps

ISO 4892-2

Xenon Arc - With and Without Water

Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Xenon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials (Withdrawn 2000)

ASTM G 26-96 (Withdrawn)

Xenon Arc For Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials

ASTM G 155

Xenon Arc Testing of Photodegradable Plastics

Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus

ASTM D 5071

Xenon Arc Testing of Textiles - Colour Fastness

Tests for colour fastness. Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon-arc fading lamp test

ISO 105-B02 - Textiles

Xenon Arc, Automotive Exterior (Withdrawn Standard)

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Water Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J1960 (Withdrawn)

Xenon Arc, Automotive Interior (Withdrawn Standard)

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Water Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus

SAE J1885 (Withdrawn)

Xenon-Arc Exposure - Plastics For Outdoor Applications

Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications

ASTM D 2565

Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings

ASTM D 6695