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LAMBDA 1050+ UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

PerkinElmer LAMBDA 1050+ UV/Vis/NIR spectrophotometers are designed to offer the highest performance and flexibility to analyze a wide range of sample types, including analysis of coatings, high performance glass, solar, and advanced materials and components in both research and manufacturing. The LAMBDA 1050+ meets and often exceeds industry standards for ultra-high performance, flexibility, and convenience. The latest generation of LAMBDA 1050+ spectrophotometers are designed to offer faster scan rates, instrument setup and better response times than ever before to maximize your productivity.

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The high performance LAMBDA 1050+ offers unmatched flexibility by providing you the choice to configure systems to suit your needs. From selection of detectors to accessories that provide the most convenient and flexible approach to sampling than any other UV/Vis/NIR system available.

Better Sample Control

The LAMBDA 1050+ has been designed with a host of features and accessories to control your sample and ensure the quality of your data, including:

  • The industry’s largest sample compartments for more sample maneuverability and quick installation of various accessories
  • Snap-in integrating spheres to capture diffuse and specular reflectance. Available in 100 and 150 mm, with 8° reflectance and center mount capability
  • Universal Reflectance Accessory with dual Si and InGaAs detectors for automated, precise and reproducible angle adjustments
  • Pol/Depol Drive Unit for automatic control of polarized or depolarized light via PC
  • Internal instrument-controlled attenuation from 1 to 0.1%, for high absorbing measurements

Smarter Flexibility

The smart modular design of LAMBDA 1050+ together with a range of snap-in accessories allow you to set up the instrument to suit a variety of needs and configurations, including:

  • Dual Sampling Compartment – The LAMBDA 1050+ can be configured with two large sampling compartments for twice the flexibility. Use one for standard reflectance or transmission tests, and the other for more specific customizable applications
  • Universal Reflectance Accessory – Remove the standard detector and snap in this innovative accessory for automatically measuring sample angles
  • Total Absolute Measurement System - The Total Absolute Measurement System (TAMS) provides the highest degree of flexibility and accuracy in measuring specular, as well as diffuse transmission, and reflectance capabilities, with upgradeable detector configuration
  • General-Purpose Optical Bench – Swap in our GPOB to accommodate larger samples such as lenses, beamsplitters and optics

Greater Productivity

  • Faster results - With its high sensitivity, the new LAMBDA 1050+ can scan faster than ever with no reduction in data quality – up to 2.25 times faster Simple Scan and 40% faster Full Scan rates than older versions
  • Higher sensitivity - Double mirrors that offer better signal for greater sensitivity to accurately characterize your samples
  • Reduced Setup Time – With the industry’s lowest instrument setup and sampling setup time, the lightning fast LAMBDA 1050+ is quicker than ever. It allows you to not only go where you’ve never gone before, but you can get there the fastest way possible! We also offer a standard validation kit for all of our LAMBDA spectrophotometers.


Unleash the power of your LAMBDA 1050+ UV/Vis/NIR spectrophotometer with UV WinLab software designed for operational simplicity and the power to address the most challenging analyses. Our Enhanced Security (ES) UV WinLab software is designed for busy pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, food, or academic laboratories in regulated environments that require compliance with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.


21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Height 30.0 cm
Interface Tungsten-halogen and Deuterium
Maximum Temperature 35 °C
Minimum Temperature 15 °C
Model Name LAMBDA 1050+
Operating Range 175 - 3300 nm
Portable No
Product Brand Name LAMBDA
Research Areas Food & Agriculture
Warranty 1 year
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Application Note

Absorption Spectroscopy as a Powerful Technique for the Characterization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

UV/Vis/NIR absorption spectroscopy has evolved to a very powerful characterization tool of carbon nanotube dispersions and has thus contributed a significant share to the insights on nanotube purity, functionalization and sorting that were elaborated the past years.

Angle Dependent Reflectance Spectroscopy for Optical Characterization of Plasmonic Titanium Nitride Nanohole Arrays

The application note details the optical characterization of plasmonic titanium nitride (TiN) nanohole arrays (NHAs) using angle-dependent reflectance spectroscopy. These NHAs, with varying TiN layer thicknesses (50 nm, 100 nm, and 150 nm), were fabricated to support plasmonic excitations for refrac ...

Characterization of Iron Gall Ink on Paper in Artificial Aging Processes

Historical manuscripts are subject to deterioration due to aging processes under different storage and handling conditions. There can be physical, chemical and biological factors with different impact on papers and parchments or inks and dyes. Optical methods are preferred for the evaluation of hist ...

Directional Reflection Measurements on Highly Reflecting Coatings

We developed spectrophotometry accessories for measuring absolute reflection on highly reflecting samples, not only at near-normal incidences but also at oblique incidences for incident angles up to more than 80 degrees. The accessories are designed for use with a high performance UV/Vis/NIR industr ...

Gaining high resolution measurements of optical filters in the NIR range with the LAMBDA 1050 UV/Vis/NIR

Optical filters have many functions, including color correction, used to improve color balance in many optical systems, to neutral density filters that produce specific reduction in the level of transmitted light. The characterization of these diverse optical filter types is critical from design thr ...

High Absorbance Scanning with LAMBDA 850+ and 1050+ Spectrophotometers

In materials research there is sometimes a need to scan high absorbance samples such as laser protection lenses, optical filters, and polarization materials. Such sample types often need to be measured across the whole UV, Vis and NIR ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. Accurate high absorbance ...

High Resolution Scanning Performance with the PerkinElmer LAMBDA 1050+

The LAMBDA 1050 is the latest in the line of high performance UV/Vis/NIR double monochromator spectrometers offered by PerkinElmer. This instrument incorporates many of the latest technological advances in optical design, including full wavelength range three detector technology, a high resolution, ...

Material Characterization Analyzers for Building Glass Measurements

Building or Architectural glass products control the amount of light and heat entering a building, offering safety and security, insulation against noise, providing privacy, comfort and decoration. Building glass products can play a vital role in improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emission ...

Measurement of Total Solar Reflectance of Paint Panels Using UV/Vis/NIR

Paint manufacturers are interested in the reflectivity of their products. This characteristic involves properties in both the visible region where color is important as well as extending into the Near Infrared (NIR) region where the properties of the paint with respect to solar radiation are importa ...

Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category. In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for po ...

Quantification of Lactate in a Multicomponent System

Lactate generation and quantification is a topic of increasing interest in cancer metabolic research and also one of the most often measured parameters during clinical exercise testing and performance testing of athletes. Lactate also has different regulatory functions for wound development dependin ...

Reflectance Measurements of Materials Used in the Solar Industry

The primary goal of this technical note is to guide the user through the accessory selection process for different specular/ diffuse samples. This will be achieved by measuring identical samples with varying contributions of diffuse and specular reflection, on three different reflection accessories, ...

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Simple Method of Measuring the Band Gap Energy Value of TiO2 in the Powder Form using a UV/Vis/NIR Spectrometer

The measurement of the band gap of materials is important in the semiconductor, nanomaterial and solar industries. This note demonstrates how the band gap of a material can be determined from its UV absorption spectrum.

Transmittance Test for Infrared Proximity Sensors in Mobile Phones

Although smart phone usage has increased dramatically, many users are unaware of the proximity sensors used in their devices. The proximity sensor (infrared hole) is one of many possible biosensors and is usually identifiable as a black round hole located at the top of the mobile phone screen. These ...

Visible Reflectance Spectroscopy of Human Skin: the use of CIE L*a*b* Color Analysis for In Vivo Ethnic Skin Characterization

This schema remains a recognized tool for dermatological research in classifying the response of human skin to visible light for the health and skin care industry. The Fitzpatrick Scale is a modernization of the older Von Luschan’s Chromatic Scale which uses a series of 36 opaque glass tiles to char ...



Comprehensive and Compliant Solutions for Glass Analysis

It’s clear, glass has a variety of uses, from practical to technological to decorative. In particular, float glass is widely used in architecture, automotive, transportation, photovoltaic, and solar industries. For glass testing labs around the world, we offer highly accurate and tailored solutions ...

LAMBDA 1050+ Interactive Brochure

The demand for smart materials with advanced properties for improved safety, efficiency and functionality is rapidly growing. Accurate characterization of a wide-range of sample materials is critical for manufacturers and researchers developing products to ensure their performance meets exacting reg ...

Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle. Our commitment ...


Case Chemicals Testing Solutions

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Case Study

A Spectroscopic In Vitro Method for the Calculation of Sunscreen SPF Values

Sunscreen protects skin by either absorbing or reflecting the harmful ultraviolet rays, preventing them from reaching the skin. Using sunscreen while exposed to the sun can greatly reduce the chances of damaging skin cells, and developing cancer. For this study the PerkinElmer® Lambda™ 1050 equipped ...


Field Application Report

Measurement of Enhanced Specular Reflector (ESR) Films Using a LAMBDA 1050+ UV/Vis/NIR Spectrometer and URA Accessory

To verify the performance of ESR films represents a measurement challenge for many commercial spectrophotometer systems. Not only are ESR films designed to achieve very high reflectance (>98% R) in the visible spectral range, but are required to achieve this high reflectance at any angle of incidenc ...



High-End UV-VIS-NIR Solutions in Advanced Materials Testing Flyer

Advanced optical materials, nanomaterials, and manmade chemicals can go a long way toward addressing the most vexing issues of our day. In materials testing, there’s sometimes a need to characterize complex samples, such as laser protection lenses, architectural glasses, optical filters, and anti-re ...

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Semiconductor & Electronics Analysis Overview Flyer

Download this Flyer for an overview of PerkinElmer's analytical solutions for the Semiconductor industry. This 2-page flyer outlines semiconductor and microelectronic workflows and applications, and the precise and reliable PerkinElmer solutions to address them - including instrumentation, consumabl ...



Advanced Solutions for Solar Cells Poster

Download this poster for an all-in-one view of how PerkinElmer instrumentation can answer the analytical needs of the solar market. From R&D of nanomaterials and advanced materials to solar cell component testing including aging and defect analysis - our UV/Vis, DSC, TGA, FT-IR and ICP systems help ...

Functional Measurement in Nanomaterials using Optical and Thermal Techniques

Advanced instrumentation is key to work in nano-materials. Functional tools such as optical and thermal measurement techniques allow the characterization of materials. As such, they complement imaging tools such as AFM and TEM-SEM which give spatial information on the structure of the materials. Thi ...

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The Use of UV/VIS/NIR Spectroscopy in the Development Of High Efficiency PV Solar Cells

From the start of our busy days to the end, electricity is the life blood that keeps us going. We cook, heat, clean, light, work, communicate and are entertained all driven by electricity. The most common modes of generation are hydro, nuclear geothermal or fossil fuel powered. There is a clear need ...

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Product Note

150 mm Diffuse Reflectance and Transmission Integrating Sphere Accessory for All High-End LAMBDA Systems

The 150 mm Integrating Sphere is the recommended accessory for measurement of total solar reflectance and transmittance in the glass industry and for the measurement of UV transmittance of paints and films in the automotive industry. Many national laboratories use it in R&D studies and for calibrati ...

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Lambda UL270 Accessory UV/Vis Spectroscopy - Trusted Glass Measurements for Better Product Development

The PerkinElmerUL270 integrating sphere is a unique accessory that allows new accuracy to be achieved in the measurement of light-diffusing materials and adequately solves the various measurement problems involved in measuring transmittance and reflectance of light redirecting and light-scattering s ...


Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - UV Lambda 850+/1050+

Product Certificate for the UV/VIS or UV/VIS/NIR Spectrometers, Models Lambda 850+, 1050+, 1050+2D and1050+3D with or without Total Absolute Measurement System (TAMS) accessory

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Technical Note

Full-Spectrum, Angle-Resolved Reflectance and Transmittance of Optical Coatings Using the LAMBDA 1050+ UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer with the ARTA Accessory

We evaluated a 3M® visible mirror film for potential use in a new curved photovoltaic module using a LAMBDA 950 spectrophotometer with an ARTA accessory. In this application, the 3M® film must transmit near-infrared photons to the underlying silicon solar cells (where they will be converted directly ...

Linearity Measurements in the Visible Region on a LAMBDA 850+/1050+ Using Hellma Linearity Filters

This note demonstrates the use of Hellma® linearity filters to study the linearity of the PerkinElmer® high performance LAMBDA™ instruments (LAMBDA 850, 950 and 1050) in the visible region of the spectrum.

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White Paper

Major Considerations in Choosing a High-Performance UV/Vis or UV/Vis/NIR System

UV/Vis and UV/Vis/NIR spectroscopy are well established analytical techniques being effectively applied across a wide range of industries. High-performance UV/Vis spectroscopy has expanded into new applications, especially in the life sciences. At the same time, in traditional application areas such ...

Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Nanotechnology White Paper

Nanomaterials are infinitesimal, but do not let their size fool you. Their surface area actually increases at the nanoparticle scale to infuse these miniature building blocks with unique magnetic, mechanical, structural, optical, and electrical properties that are different from the same chemical at ...

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