Glint Photonics is a startup that appears to be using mechatronics to change the physical position of LED optics to steer and focus light beams. Not much on their website so far, but they state: Simply press Hero’s joystick and … Continue reading glint photonics
UK-based Plessey Semiconductor recently released an ultra-low profile LED module series named Orion that appears to combine chip-scale-packages with ultra-compact optics to create LED module assemblies under 1 cm in height, with beam angles as tight at 15 degrees. Its nice … Continue reading plessey semiconductor
Lensvector is a SiliconValley-based startup developing an electronically tuneable liquid-crystal lens system that can change a beam of light from spot to flood without any moving optics. Lensvector is a tech spin-out of Laval University’s Center for Optics, Photonics and … Continue reading Lensvector
Both Samsung and LG demoed some interesting OEM components taken straight from the display divisions: LED boards with unique flattened optics for back-lighting a diffusion surface. Here’s from Samsung: Here’s from LG: Continue reading light + building 2014: direct LED backlighting
DBM Reflex is a Canadian company that specializes in optical moldings for the automotive industry, specifically tail-lights. The design in some of these light pipes is amazingly complex and precise. So I ask: If Richard Kelly were alive today, what … Continue reading dbm reflex
Throughout the galleries of the Rijksmuseum, there is a noticeable perception of visual clarity in the lighting. Two key factors, which are often not considered during the specification process, resulted in this success: Crisp shadows and the consistent, matched spectral … Continue reading rijksmuseum: crisp and consistent
Core77 has an interesting post on 3D optical research by – guess who – Disney’s research group. And in Pittsburgh, of all places, apparently affiliated with CMU. Disney has posted a video overview of the research to Youtube. It gives … Continue reading 3D optical printing by…Disney?