Read on to see how it works

How it Works

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Light rays diverge from multiple sources (LEDs, etc.) to bounce off interior reflective surfaces, after which the light rays merge to travel in parallel as fused collimated beam.


Beam divergence angle is set by diffraction and source diameter divided by reflector focal length. Spill or stray light lost out of collimated beams is minimized by matching LED emission angle to reflector F/#.

Advantages

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High Uniformity

Light rays are evenly distributed.
Low divergence beams reduces artifacts (source shadowing, hotspots, etc).

Long Distances

Low divergence enables illuminating targets at farther distance.

Gorgeous Aesthetics

Mounting LEDs in position behind the sidewall controls glare by preventing the observer from seeing the emission surface on the LED directly at most angles.

 

Applications that Benefit

Automotive Headlight

Long range with cutoff control

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Wildlife Observation

Spot on a specific target

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Dental Chair Spotlight

Short range precision

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Comparison to Conventional Optics

Traditional lights

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LEDs, halogen lamps, etc., are typically mounted at the bottom of a reflective bowl cup shape, or behind a refractive lens. Intensity dissipates with distance and light rays spill at all angles.


Increasing beam output with multiple sources is limited because side by side reflectors or lenses overlap so not all of each LED emission solid angle can be collected.

Novel Collimating Mirror Geometry

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Threefold reflector geometry collimates a greater solid angle from LEDs, controls spatial distribution and intensity precisely compared to traditional in-plane optics.

 

Engineering Services Offered

3D Design 

3D Printing

 

Mechanical Engineering

Scientific Visualization, Simulation

Ray-tracing

Test, Measurement & Analysis

Mechanical Design

Motion Control

 

Software Design and Integration

Optical Integration Considerations

Developers and manufacturers are encouraged to contact us about specific application requirements.

Our aim is to make this technology known and accessible where it brings benefit, and then support rapid testing and prototyping.

Patent Applied For in the U.S. and Abroad.

 

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