Custom molded UV glass optics

New Study Shows that Custom UV Glass Optics Increase UV LED Irradiance by 25% Compared to Quartz Rods

Maximizing a UV LED’s peak irradiance is imperative in many UV curing applications. More power can improve production speeds and increase throughput. In these applications, UV LEDs are often arranged into linear arrays, where they are placed side-by-side in a row, and are usually protected by a flat window or an optic. We wondered, is…

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LED Aerospace Lighting

Considerations for Safely Adopting LEDs in Aerospace Lighting

The emergence of LEDs and their promise of energy savings, improved cost-efficiency, increased longevity and lower maintenance is driving rapid adoption. However, in some applications, their adoption may have come too soon. LEDs are inherently different than other light sources; thorough testing is necessary to understand how these differences impact existing lighting systems. Reducing operating…

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Strategies in Light 2015 Highlights

Strategies in Light 2015: The Lighting Evolution Continues

The lighting industry continues to evolve; the invention of the blue LED ushered in a new era of lighting. Now, advanced sensors, more efficient light sources, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) enable the development of smart lighting systems that can control light to improve productivity, safety, and our health. It’s an exciting time to work in…

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Photonics West 2015: Technical Revolution Transforming Manufacturing

2015 was another record-breaking year for SPIE and Photonics West. More than 21,000 attendees converged on the Moscone Center; splitting their time between 1,266 exhibiting companies and more than 4,700 technical presentations. A special addition this year was the International Year of Light. Light-based technologies are transforming our world, starting at the source: manufacturing. We’re able…

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SAE International Role in Aircraft Lighting Market

10 Updated SAE International Publications for the Aircraft Lighting Industry

SAE International plays a critical role in the aerospace industry. However, many are unaware of their contributions and how they’ve helped shape aircraft lighting. In this blog post, Darin Bernardi highlights the organization’s role and ten publications that they released in 2014. The need for international performance and safety standards is increasing as a result…

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