Labsphere Supports New Radiometric and Image Science Curriculum at Rochester Institute of Technology

Labsphere, Inc. has designed a flexible HELIOS uniform light source system as a center-piece learning and calibration tool for RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. Labsphere provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including LED/SSL lighting, remote sensing, imager/consumer camera, automotive, defense and security, health and biomedical optics to both Production and Research environments.

Labsphere’s HELIOS uniform light source product line is the perfect option for customers requiring the performance of research-grade traceable uniform sources with the flexibility to adapt to future technology needs. The modular system design and powerful software allows the system to adapt and grow with technology needs. 

Chris Durell, Director of Marketing for Imaging Systems said: “Remote sensing and imaging applications are expanding in many different fields of science from UAVs to hyperspectral and climate change applications, customers need flexible systems with great dynamic range, world-class traceability and solar-like spectrums that can take them from the lab to the field.  We are very excited that our equipment will support the next generation of engineers and scientists learning about these rapidly evolving technologies.”

The HELIOS Systems are a family of uniform light sources targeted to space and airborne applications, night vision work and everyday lab use.  Each system can be chosen to suit optical and budget needs, or re-configured to meet more custom applications. Integrating sphere-based uniform light sources have been used for decades as primary calibration sources for spectral radiance, color temperature, luminance and sensor characterization.

Labsphere’s complete line of HELIOS Uniform Sources, calibrated Spectralon® and Permaflect® targets and integrating sphere solutions can be found at For more information, contact Technical Sales at +1-603-927-4266 or email

About Labsphere              

Labsphere, Inc. is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. Founded in 1979, it is part of the Halma group of companies.  Labsphere specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform light sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit