Florida’s outdoor exposure essays
Q-Lab Weathering Research Service
Outdoor Weathering Test
Natural exposure tests are an essential part of weathering and light stability tests. Q-Lab test service has outdoor exposure sites in international renowned places such as Florida and Arizona that are used as a reference.
Weathering tests in Q-Lab Florida
South Florida has a unique balance of high intensity sunlight, high temperatures year-round, heavy rains and high humidity.
Weathering tests in Q-Lab Arizona
Arizona has an arid desert climate with more sunlight and higher temperatures than Florida.
Normally, specimens in Arizona receive approximately 20% more sunlight than in Florida.
Outdoor accelerated tests
The Q-Trac concentrator of natural sunlight is a natural accelerated exposure to the outdoors.
Q-Trac tests are exclusive of Q-Lab Arizona.
Q-Lab Florida laboratory offers: ultraviolet light tests, xenon arc light, humidity, spalling resistance and corrosion. Q-Lab performs all tests and assessments in compliance with the pertinent test methods of the ISO standard. Watch the video about the Q-Trac concentrator of natural sunlight.
General Description: Lamps and Filters
Applicable Test Methods: Calibration