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

By Kopp Glass | October 5, 2016

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 concert venues seeking an amazing and memorable experience. Smoke. Fire. Lights pulsating in rhythm to the beat. Mesmerizing lighting displays require considerable skill to execute successfully.

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

By Kopp Glass | April 15, 2016

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.

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SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting

SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting Highlights

By Kopp Glass | March 30, 2016

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.

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Photonics West Highlights Market Growth

By Kopp Glass | March 8, 2016

Photonics West, the premier SPIE event for the optics and photonics industry, was held in San Francisco, California on February 15 through 18, 2016.  During the week, 22,000 people attended more than 4,900 technical presentations, panel discussions, courses, and an exhibition where approximately 1,300 companies showcased their latest product offerings. It is clear that Photonics West is a valuable conference to those in the industry, as the attendance continues to grow each year.

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Photonics West 2016 Preview

By Kopp Glass | February 10, 2016

Next week, 20,000 people will converge on San Francisco, CA to attend SPIE Photonics West 2016. As the largest laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference in North America, Photonics West is the place to learn about the latest research, innovations, and products available to the optics and photonics community.

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3 New UV Transmitting Longpass Filter Glasses

By Kopp Glass | February 2, 2016

Improvements to UV LED technology is accelerating their adoption into an increasing number of markets. They are being used and considered for many applications, such as UV curing, medical phototherapy, sensing, non-destructive testing, fluorescence microscopy, and even UV sterilization.

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New Aviation Glass Digital Catalog and Spec Sheets

By Kopp Glass | January 25, 2016

For more than 50 years, we have manufactured glasses to meet the changing needs of the aerospace lighting industry. As a result, we have one of the largest portfolios of aviation colored glasses available. We’re pleased to announce that you can view these glasses in a new digital format; our new aviation glass catalog is now online and features more than 50 glass compositions.

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A Year of Light: Notable Light-based Research and Technologies in 2015

By Kopp Glass | January 4, 2016

Looking back on 2015, it was a significant year for the lighting and photonics community; it was the year that the world celebrated light. Launched at the start of 2015, the International Year of Light (IYL) was a celebration of light and light-based technologies across the world.

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New Technology Conference Highlights Growth of UV LED Curing

By Kopp Glass | December 1, 2015

Ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) technologies are rapidly being adopted and used in a variety of applications; this progression is increasing year-over-year and continues to gain momentum.

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IESALC 2015 Technology Meeting Highlights: Focus on Safety, New Technologies, FAA LED Update

By Kopp Glass | November 18, 2015

Total global air travel is increasing year-over-year; in 2014 air travel demand grew by 5.9% compared to 2013 and it has continued to grow through 2015. A substantial transportation infrastructure is necessary to support the growing number of air travelers worldwide.

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