About Westboro Photonics

Light and Color Measurement Are Our Passion

Westboro Photonics is a leading international provider of LED, display and light measurement metrology equipment with more than 20 years’ experience. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Westboro Photonics designs, engineers and manufactures instrumentation to measure and characterize light emission, reflection and transmission. Our true strength lies in the creative minds of our engineers and scientists, and in their efforts to research and develop new products and services.

At Westboro we are rethinking how work gets done in this era where expectations for accuracy, high throughput and lower costs are more critical than ever. As a company that can help – we understand that ease of use, reproducibility, and consistency are crucial to your research and development, laboratories, testing facilities and production lines. As a result, we work hard to provide you with innovative light measurement solutions that simplify your day-to-day responsibilities, substantially save you time, are simple to set up, and make sense.

Thank You To Our Valued Customers

A huge thank you to our valued customers for supporting us and for your continued business. It is greatly appreciated and we realize that we would not be here without you. We are always open to receiving your feedback, and welcome any suggestions you may have as to how we can continue meeting your needs.

A Brief History

Originally, the company was founded by Tim Moggridge in 1994, operating as the North American Distributor for Instrument Systems Canada and Lumetrix Corporation. During this time, we gained extensive experience with LED and display test applications for research and development and high volume productions.

Recognizing a gap in the industry, in 2000 we seized the opportunity to redirect the company with a focus on providing excellent hardware and software solutions at an affordable price. As a result, we launched our first line of imaging photometers and developed custom software to go along with it. At the time, we were also the first to use electronic bracketing for photometry.

Eight years later, Westboro Photonics was founded with a focus on product development, and the rest is history. Over the years, we’ve released the CONOMETER 80 portable imaging device for luminance measurement as a function of viewing angle displays; the powerful Photometrica Software platform; new imaging photometers; advanced imaging colorimeters; and more.

Values We Live By

We proudly live by a set of company values that enable us to grow each day. These values include helping people – both customers and employees; driving change and innovation; being transparent with partners, customers and our team; taking care of the environment; providing exceptional service to our customers; and last but not least, having fun.

Excellent Customer Service

Westboro always aims to exceed customer and partner expectations with a high level of customer service, strong commitment, and innovative products and services.

Global Leader In Light And Color Measurement Solutions

With representation around the world through our distribution channels, our specialized equipment is used in many industries including automotive, avionic, lighting and displays. Our flexible solutions provide you with a wide variety of options to choose from including CMOS, CCD and Thermoelectrically-cooled sensors ranging from 0.5 through to 12 megapixel; specialized solutions for measuring viewing angles of up to 80 degrees; beam pattern measurement instruments; multi camera imaging colorimeters; photometers with integrated spectroradiometers for increased accuracy; customizable software; specialized software packages; and more.

Included with instrument purchase is the feature-rich Photometrica Software – an intuitive, affordable, reliable software package that is easy to use in comparison to other solutions available on the market. Westboro has built its reputation on the success of this software platform and its specialized software packages. It’s what sets us apart.

Lastly, customers can benefit from our customized software and hardware engineering services. Renowned for our exceptional service and support, we can help you with customization through the use of our SDK to perform automated scripting of all software features so that you can reduce test times and increase workflow.

  • Westar Display Technologies have used Westboro Photonics' CONOMETER product in some of the test systems that we have developed. The CONOMETER has proven to be a useful option in our systems for rapid viewing angle measurements of flat panel displays. Westboro has supported the successful integration of its instrument in our test systems through direct engineer-to-engineer contact. We will definitely consider the use of Westboro instruments in future systems that we develop.
    Mike Wilson
    Product Manager, Westar Display Technologies
  • Using Westboro imaging photometers for light plate balancing and graphics testing has been an excellent upgrade to our quality system. The operators find the process to be much quicker and the results are much more consistent. This further allows us to be less reliant on our spectrometer for spot inspections. This is all thanks to superb photometer accuracy and repeatability and especially the phenomenal software from Westboro Photonics.
    Steven Gale
    Gables Engineering
  • “Our technical sales representative, was very helpful during the pre-sale process, and when the first unit was delivered, he personally visited our facility to assist with set up and answered all of our questions. The products from Westboro Photonics have performed as advertised and [their staff] have continued to check in with us to make sure things are running smoothly.”
    J.J. McKenzie
    President, Prime Products