New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

When designing an exterior aircraft lighting fixture, it is necessary to choose a cover lens material that is resistant to pressure, abrasion, and impact.  With the onset of LED technology, manufacturers of lighting fixtures essentially have two options for cover lens materials: glass or plastic. This decision affects safety, maintenance, and total cost of ownership.…

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Kopp Glass Discusses “The Effects of UV Glass Optics on UV LED Arrays” at the RadTech UV + EB Technology Expo and Conference

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (May 2018)— Kopp Glass will feature their moldable UV transmitting glass compositions at the upcoming RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference in Rosemont, IL. Unlike fused silica and quartz, Kopp’s UV glass has unique material properties that enable it to be molded into complex and contoured shapes that allow you to control the…

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LDI 2016 Glass Fresnel Lighting

Designers Head to LDI to Enhance Lighting Skills and Get the Latest Gear

In a few weeks, lighting designers seeking to enhance their technical skills and looking for the newest gear will head to Live Design International in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about the exhibit, Kopp Glass’ UV filters and Fresnel lenses, and premier training opportunities available at the conference. Every year, millions of people flock to…

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UV Glass Optic Mixes Multi UV LED Wavelengths

New UV Glass Optic Mixes Wavelengths from Multi-UV LED Array

To help accelerate UV LED adoption within the UV curing market, we developed a new optical solution that utilizes LEDs of various UV wavelengths to produce a mixed, uniform light output. For decades, mercury (Hg) vapor lamps have been the most common light source used for UV curing applications. However, as UV LED technology improves, they’re…

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SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting

SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting Highlights

From March 23 through March 24, I attended the SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee’s spring meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Discussion amongst the 36 attendees focused on recently published SAE documents, identification of documents that will be sent out for ballot shortly, and status of the MIL-STD-3009 specification review. These meetings offer an excellent opportunity…

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