19 June 2015 Development of automated prototype for studying the effect of solar aging on sunglasses
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Proceedings Volume 9531, Biophotonics South America; 95314D (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2181007
Event: SPIE Biophotonics South America, 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abstract
The first Brazilian standard for UV protection sunglasses, NBR15111, was drafted and published in 2003, hitherto a faithful copy (mirror) of European, BSEN1836 standard. From 2010 to 2013 the Laboratório de Instrumentação Oftálmica of the School of Engineering of São Carlos (USP) made contribution in the review and drafting of this standard and the main change so far is on the extension of the UV range analysis for protection of sunglasses, i.e. from 280 - 380nm to 280-400nm. In previous studies, there are indications that ultraviolet protection degrades with use and exposure of sunglasses to natural ultraviolet radiation. Thus, this project aims to build a prototype for irradiating sunglasses lenses, where one of the spectacles will be submitted to the solar simulator; and the other to the prototype. This prototype consists of a panel with cover, which houses 100 lenses arranged in the vertical (user’s) position and which will be irradiated by the sun from sunrise until sunset. The lid opens automatically and should turn towards the sun, so that the lens will always be irradiated facing the sun. Sensors will be installed to close the cover and protect the lenses of undesirable weather conditions and to determine the ultraviolet index to which the lenses are being subjected to. The exposure time and UV index will be recorded and automatic opening or closing the lid may also be interfered by a PC by online software. Previously to irradiation, spectroscopy will be performed and then repeated after every 30 days of exposure.
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L. M. Gomes, L. M. Gomes, L. Ventura, L. Ventura, } "Development of automated prototype for studying the effect of solar aging on sunglasses", Proc. SPIE 9531, Biophotonics South America, 95314D (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181007; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2181007
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