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Axalta continues to drive innovation with 17,000 of its daylight lamps in bodyshops around the world

Axalta, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and the refinish industry leader in Digital Colour Management – continues to drive innovation and demonstrate its ongoing commitment to meeting customers’ needs with branded daylight lamps. To date, 17,000 Axalta daylight lamps have been sold globally since they were introduced in 2015.

In line with Axalta’s proven innovation leadership position in digital colour management, the LED daylight lamps make the entire automotive paint repair journey faster, easier, and more reliable as they are designed to simulate differing light conditions and intensities. Globally, are available from Axalta’s portfolio of refinish brands. In Asia, the daylight lamp is branded as Color Inspector.

Dr. Martin Wulf, Colour and Technical Manager for Axalta’s Refinish Systems business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said, “The modern, energy-saving LED-technology behind our daylight lamps ensures that refinishers work with the best lighting conditions, which is critical to achieving right-first-time results. The lamps mimic six different levels of ambient light making them perfectly suited for use throughout the whole refinish process – everything from damage appraisals and checking colour matches, to examining freshly painted surfaces for coverage and hiding issues. The technology ensures that our refinishers operate in the best possible lighting conditions.”

Thanks to their smart arrangement of energy-saving LED bulbs, the daylight lamps can represent bright natural daylight as well as simulate lower level light around sunset. These are both important when checking colour, especially for metamerism.

“The convenient wireless operation of the lamps, powerful batteries, and ergonomic handling make them an invaluable cost- and time-saving tool for the professional bodyshop, and this is tangibly evident in the 17,000 of them in the market,” says Wulf.

“Our Auto Refinish Training & Development Centre in Dubai which was launched in 2017 is an industry-leading facility. We strive to adopt the latest coating technologies that help satisfying our customers. With the introduction of Axalta’s innovative daylight lamps within the Dubai refinish centre and our clients’ bodyshops, we will be able to serve our customers better by saving their time and enhancing the standards of quality.” said Fadi Medlej, Managing Director, Axalta MENA.

The Centre will enable customers to maximize their use of these products which can reduce the time and energy needed to repaint vehicles.