With almost 100 years of optical design experience, Schneider Kreuznach of Bad Kreuznach, Germany, has expanded into the LED market with the development of a compact light engine. The Fiber Light Ultra-LED Engine 6 was designed to couple light efficiently into a fiber bundle. Fabricated around a high-brightness LED source, the device delivers 1200-lm luminous flux for 6-mm-diameter active fibers, making it suitable for medical applications where small-diameter lightguides are commonly used.
A ventilation fan for cooling the LEDs is part of the unit. The LED illumination device also has applications in industry.
- fiber bundle
- A rigid or flexible, concentrated assembly of glass or plastic fibers used to transmit optical images or light. See aligned bundle; incoherent bundle.
- luminous flux
- Descriptive of the radiant power of visible light modified by the eye response. It is the measure of the flow of visible light energy past any given point in space in a given time period, and is defined as the amount of flux radiated by a source of 1 candela into a solid angle of 1 steradian.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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