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?