Eye Safety
At a glance

At a glance

Eye and skin safety are critical factors when developing consumer products. The Optoelectronic Competence Centre was founded in 2018/19 to help students gain the skills needed to ensure product safety and to be accessible to the wider industry. It provides expertise and services from diverse areas as well as eye safety services.



We offer measurement of the following:

  • Output (continuous and pulsed)
  • (Spectral) irradiance
  • (Spectral) radiance
  • Spatial distribution (beam profiles)
  • Time curve (pulse patterns)
  • VIS and NIR

This allows us to address the following:

  • Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems (IEC/EN 62471)
    • including blue light hazard
  • Safety of Laser Products (IEC/EN 60825)
    • including laser pointers in accordance with NIRSA (Federal Act on Protection against the Risks associated with Non-Ionising Radiation and with Sound)
  • Determination of the angular subtense of the apparent source (alpha, C6 factor)
  • Beam diameter
  • Transmission and reflection measurements
  • Further standards and measurements available on request
  • On-site measurements
  • Consultations


  • Power meter and high-speed photodiodes
  • Beam profiler/camera
  • Spectrometer
  • Telescopic optical probe for radiance and luminance measurements


  • Guidance on clarifying/logging issues and the standards to be applied
  • Estimations based on theoretical values and parameters
  • Discussion of the test set-up
  • Evaluation based on measurements
    • Clear identification of test object
    • Common measurement
    • Test report


Lecturer, Research project leader
Further information

Further information


The eye safety lab is assigned to the Institute for Photonics and Robotics(IPR).