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.