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Light the Way With Axalta’s Speed Light

By Business Wire News   


Light: it stimulates sight, makes the world visible and inspires innovation. Without it we stand in darkness. Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has harnessed the power of light by developing a light source that may forever change the way body shops achieve refinish perfection. Known as Speed Light, this hand-held device allows even the finest imperfections to be seen.

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Axalta's Speed Light utilizes the latest LED technology to give body shops optimal lighting conditio ...

Axalta’s Speed Light utilizes the latest LED technology to give body shops optimal lighting conditions at every stage of the repair process. (Photo: Axalta)

The right lighting conditions are essential to every stage of the paint repair process. Speed Light’s diode bulbs, more commonly known as LEDs, save energy, last up to 60,000 hours and are cool to the touch. This technology offers clean, pure white light that is ideal for viewing and matching colors and helps body shop professionals detect imperfections.

Speed Light can be used throughout the refinish process to help identify pre-paint defects like pinholes and sand scratches, compare color samples, check color matches and identify flake coarseness. It can also help refinishers spot post-repair issues like coverage and hiding.

Body shops know the importance of the paint process. It is the final step in the vehicle repair work flow. Axalta is committed to helping body shops optimize this process by providing the latest technologies. Speed Light is another example of this commitment.

To learn more about Axalta, follow us on our North America Refinish social media channels.

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Richard R. Ruberti, Sr., +1 610 358 5236


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