GTI Graphic Technology Inc.

211 Dupont Avenue PO Box 3138Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-7066 845-562-2543

FAQ Category: Color & Appearance

Do CMlite fluorescent lamps contain mercury?

Yes, fluorescent lamps contain mercury. Please dispose of according to federal, state, and local regulations.

I have power interruptions in my area. Can I use an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), like I use on my computer, with the light booth?

No! This type of power supply is actually a DC battery with a circuit that imitates AC voltage. It will damage the electronic ballasts used for the fluorescent lamps.

My MiniMatcher unit does not have an Hour meter. How do I know when I should relamp the booth?

The simplest way is to determine how much time the booth is used each day then divide that time into the total rated hours for the daylight source (2500 hours). As an example, if the booth is used 2 hours each day (on average) the booth should be relamped in approximately 3.4 years (2500 ÷ 2 = 1250 ÷ 365 = 3.4 years).

Shouldn’t it track booth usage in general?

No. It tracks the amount of time the Primary source is used so relamping schedules can be properly maintained.

The Hour meter on my MiniMatcher unit only works (accumulates time) when the daylight source is on. Is this normal?

Yes. The hour meter only tracks the usage of the Daylight source. It is generally considered the most important source for evaluation and color matching applications.