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A general term for a chamber used to expose materials to a Carbon arc lamp under controlled and monitored conditions. The intense actinic light will fade non-fast colors in a manner that is similar, but faster, than exposure to sunlight. Fadeometers are used to determine the comparative resistance to fading for sets of materials such as textiles, dyes, paints, and resins.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Weather-O-Meter; Lichtechtheitsprüfer (Deut.)

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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