Any automotive vehicle paint technician that takes pride in their skill and professionalism will go the extra mile to ensure that their colour-matching is first class.
Even with modern automotive paint systems and their extremely accurate computerised mixing methods, the human eye can pick when a colour match is not just “right”. This can be compounded with SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) repairs where the small amount of paint mixed makes the likelihood of a poor colour match much more common. It is generally recognised that daylight or artificial daylight is specified for most applications where there is a need to maintain colour consistency, quality and accurate colour matching.
Power-TEC, the specialist bodyshop equipment supplier, has released its SMART daylight lamp (part number 92493) which is specifically designed for these small and medium repairs and offers a soft, cool white, artificial daylight. The LED light panel consumes just 48 watts but gives a light output equal to 200 watt incandescent.
The unit is compact, with a panel size of 595mm x 595mm x 10mm, and is mounted on a wide-based stand for stability. The stand is mounted on four casters (two are braked) and the panel arm can be adjusted through 90 degrees to suit the job in hand. The light panel is also height-adjustable.
Although designed for SMART repairs and other vehicle refinishing, this daylight lamp unit is ideal wherever a source of artificial daylight is needed.