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Written by: Danielle Burke on Apr 13th, 2017
For industrial, medical and security applications, inappropriate or poor quality lighting can often result in longer processing times and reduced throughput. For the more challenging applications, off-the-shelf LED lighting solutions cannot deliver the performance required to optimize systems in many instances, particularly those incorporating machine vision. Often designed for a wide range of applications, these off-the-shelf lights simply cannot deliver the same results as custom LED lights designed for a specific application. This post will look at why you would select a custom solution, the benefits of choosing a custom solution, and why ProPhotonix is well positioned to design your custom LED light.
In the last few years, organizations have recognized that customized lighting with features such as multispectral capability, high resolution control and in-line calibration can improve quality, increase productivity, and most importantly reduce costs. When choosing a custom LED solution, the ProPhotonix team provides greater flexibility by working directly with its customer’s team to develop an optimum solution for your application.
ProPhotonix has a team of optical engineers that can help select the right optical design for your application. Many applications can require optical designs to be customized. ProPhotonix can custom design reflectors and lenses to suit the specific needs of your application. ProPhotonix specializes in creating custom LED solutions that utilize multiple wavelengths or non-visible wavelengths such as UV and IR solutions. We can work with any available wavelength and can place wavelengths close together for optimum blending of the light.
LED arrays are assemblies of LED packages or chips that can be built using several methods. The method utilized is determined by numerous factors, including the manner and extent to which the LED chips themselves are packaged by the LED semiconductor manufacturer, the intensity and uniformity of light output required, and the space constraints of the particular application. As pioneers in Chip-On-Board (“COB”) LED technology, ProPhotonix is well positioned to select the optimum LED technology for your application. COB technology describes the mounting of bare LED chips in direct contact with the substrate. For more information on the advantages of COB technology, click here. By working directly with individual LED chips, they can be placed in very tight or complicated patterns to deliver high performance and functionality in compact form factors at a highly competitive cost.
Thermal design is a key consideration when considering a custom LED light. ProPhotonix can offer convection, air or liquid cooled options. As a result, you can decide on the best possible cooling solution that best fits your application.
Custom electronic design and software is critical to maintaining optimum performance of the overall LED based system. Good electronic design can control the stability, uniformity and intensity specifications of the light over the lifetime of the light. Sensors can be built into the light to ensure safety and reliability.
ProPhotonix’ expertise in mechanical, optical and electronic engineering allows our team to tackle the most challenging of illumination requirements. ProPhotonix design process starts with the customer requirements. Our team of engineers works with the customer to ensure that the correct specification is developed. ProPhotonix has ISO certified production facilities which enables them to produce any custom LED solution to the highest industry standards.
ProPhotonix has over two decades of experience in designing and manufacturing custom LED solutions. To find out more about ProPhotonix custom LED solutions, download the brochure here.