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How to Customize Glass for New Light-based Technologies

By Mike Ulizio | August 19, 2016

Light-based technologies continue to advance at an impressive speed. They’re being used in new and emerging applications where the ability to control light is critical for success. Ultraviolet (UV) light is used to treat skin disorders, such as jaundice and eczema.

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The Definitive eBook on The Thermal, Optical, and Mechanical Properties of Glass

By Mike Ulizio | July 22, 2016

Designing a glass lens, filter, or component? Not sure how to best meet your performance requirements? Our comprehensive eBook on the properties of glass can help you.

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Current State of UV LED Technology

By Mike Ulizio | March 21, 2016

Over the last decade, the ultraviolet (UV) LED market has grown substantially. Since 2008, there has been more than a fivefold increase in the number of companies manufacturing UV LEDs. Last year, we reviewed the current state of UV LED technology; a lot has changed since then, and UV LED adoption continues to accelerate. Much…

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Basics of Chromaticity

Chromaticity Basics: Factors, Calculation, and Application

By Mike Ulizio | January 11, 2016

Color is a universal language. At traffic lights around the world, drivers understand to stop on red and go on green. For many signaling applications, including those in the railroad and aerospace industry, operators are trained to recognize and respond to very specific colors.

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Transparent Materials

The Clear Choice: How to Choose the Best Transparent Material

By Mike Ulizio | November 12, 2015

There are many transparent materials out there for you to consider when designing a lens for a lighting application. Take a look at the image above; these different transparent materials all look fairly similar don’t they? You may be asking yourself “What makes glasses and plastics so different?

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Optical Properties of Glass: How Light and Glass Interact

By Mike Ulizio | August 24, 2015

This is the second article in a three-part series that reviews the thermal, optical, and mechanical properties of glass. We will define common glass properties and explain their application and importance in component design. We often hear from engineers who are evaluating the impact of a design change from one lens material to another. For…

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Glass Thermal Properties and Their Role in Product Design

By Mike Ulizio | August 5, 2015

This is the first article in a three-part series that reviews the thermal, optical, and mechanical properties of glass. We will define common glass properties and explain their application and importance in component design. It is critical to have a thorough understanding of glass thermal properties when designing with a glass lens or filter. When exposed…

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