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NEWS@IMAGING

Always one step ahead

New range of low cost fluorescent tube lighting

4 Feb 2011

STEMMER IMAGING has introduced the MetaWhite™ ExoLight range of LEDs as an alternative to fluorescent lighting. Patented and patent-pending LED technology and advanced optics create an extremely even and diffused cool white illumination 3 times brighter than fluorescent sources over a longer working distance. This makes them ideally suited for low cost machine vision lighting including robot-mounted applications.

Available in 8, 14, 24 and 48?inch lengths, the ExoLight range of LEDs can be used as direct replacements for traditional fluorescent light fittings. They are available in a number of wavelength ranges covering white, red, green, blue, amber, RGB, UV and IR. They feature anisotropic plastic micro-lens diffusers to create a highly diffused light from multiple point source emitters, unlike traditional diffusers which tend to reduce LED intensity.

The resultant output mimics that of fluorescent emitters, but with more power and a greater stability, combined with the legendary LED lifetime and a low cost of ownership. Since the ExoLight output is free from the typical hot spots inherent in other LEDs and does not suffer from the multiple shadows normally associated with high brightness LEDs, these light sources provide intense, yet well-spread area illumination.

ExoLight provides an end-to-end light emission with optional intensity control that fluorescent fixtures can't match due to their need for complex ballast and starter circuitry. With no glass or mercury content and no EMI and RFI, these lights are environmentally friendly. Fully CE rated and maintenance free, ExoLights have a typical lifetime up to 100,000 hours.

Metaphase

Bensalem, United States

Since 1993, Metaphase Technologies has been developing products that advance "the quality of light" through engineering and manufacturing uniform diffuse high- and ultra-brightness LED illumination for machine vision, military and specialty lighting applications.