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Light Engines use high-power LEDs with fiber optic panels.

Lumitex has developed a modular Light Engine for designers who want to spread light from a single light source over a wide, flat area. The Lumitex LED Light Engines combine one or more of these high-power LEDs with a Lumitex[R] woven or UniGlo[R] fiber optic panel. A special collimating lens captures, then focuses the light from the LEDs to the fiber optic panel. Encased in an aluminum housing that acts as a heat sink, the assembly is said to provide significantly increased panel brightness--as much as 20X to 50X brighter--by driving these high-power LEDs at a higher current through more efficient heat management. Typical brightnesses that can be achieved with this light engine are 100 FT-L or more for a 3" X 5" fiber optic panel illuminated by a single high-brightness LED. Applications include touchscreens, (ATMs, POS displays, advertising kiosks and process control equipment), medical (MRI illumination), LCD backlighting, machine vision (CCD cameras), a range of membrane switch applications and specialty applications such as salon and spa equipment. Lumitex


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Title Annotation:Optoelectronics & Displays
Publication:ECN-Electronic Component News
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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