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Global Lighting Technologies, Inc.

55 Andrews Circle, Brecksville, OH, 44141, USA

  • 440-922-4584

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Global Lighting Technologies, Inc.

optics & photonics, vision systems

LED Light Guide offers alternative to OLED panels.

April 23, 2015

Measuring 4 x 4 in., LED Light Guide is suited for wall and ceiling lighting, luminaires, and custom interior lighting in corporate, hospitality, and residential applications. Unit is typically edge lit from one or more sides using industry-standard LEDs, with small frame concealing LEDs in place. At 3.5 mm thick, light guide assembly provides efficiency of over 115 lm/W while producing up to 250 lm when fully powered. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics, vision systems

LED Light Guides emit light from top and bottom surface.

March 5, 2014

Using single Light Guide with LEDs on 1 or 2 edges, fixtures can emit light upward and downward, while varying distribution pattern from top to bottom. One such option is light guide that will produce batwing distribution in upward direction, while maintaining more direct distribution in downward direction. This would allow proper illumination of table or desk below light guide while simultaneously allowing indirect lighting of room from upward distribution. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics

LED-Based Ring Light integrates into variety of products.

February 11, 2013

LED-based ring light features optical segment with 2-piece design. Optical light guide, incorporating 2 LEDs aligned on input edge of product containing custom-designed optical extraction features, evenly distributes light rays around ring. Containing custom array of optical features, injection molded diffuser plate creates uniform visual light distribution and evens out specular nature of light extraction features within molded light guide. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

LED-Based LCD Light Guides enable sunlight readability.

October 22, 2012

Intended for sunlight-readable displays, High-Brightness Light Guides are available in variety of sizes to fit customer's requirements. Assemblies utilize mid-power LEDs mounted on metal core PCB with passive thermal management and can be seamlessly integrated into customers' end-product displays. Typical 7 in. diagonal backlight consumes less than 15 W of power and produces brightness of 50,000 cd/m² at surface of backlight. Units are suitable for automotive, avionics, marine, and POP displays. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems, green & clean

Flat Panel Downlight exceeds 70 lm/W in low-profile package.

April 27, 2012

Edge-lit, square, LED-based, flat panel downlight assembly, offered as SSL solution for ceiling lights, delivers efficiencies greater than 70 lm/W using standard 2 x 2 ft troffer packaging with CRI of greater than 80. Using 100 LEDs with brightness levels up to 130 lm, UL-certified product produces up to 3,250 lm at color temperature of 4000K while consuming 46 W of power. LEDs are spaced along only 2 edges of light guide plate to maintain thin profile. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, green & clean

LED Flat Panel Downlight replaces 2 x 2 ft fluorescent troffers.

November 30, 2011

Designed as replacement for fluorescent lay-in troffers used in recessed ceiling lights, 2 x 2 ft OL2 Series employs edge lighting technology with 100 LEDs spaced along 2 sides of light guide. Models with color temperatures from warm white to cool white - 3000K, 4000K, 5000K, and 6000K - are available, and brightness ranges from 2,050-2,840 lm. With CRI greater than 75% and power consumption of 45 W, series carries 30,000 hr lifetime rating and offers efficiencies from 45.5-62.8 lm/W. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, green & clean

High-Brightness Ceiling Downlights consume 40 W of power.

May 20, 2011

Troffer downlights offer 60 lumen/W efficiency along with 2,500 lumen brightness. Available in 4 different color temperatures ranging from 3,000°K to 6,000-6,500°K, product features CRI of 80 and LED lifetime of 30,000 hr. Assembly measures 24 in. square and is 0.43 in. thick, and its 100 LEDs are spaced evenly on two sides in rows of 50 each on slim light guide. This guide uses light extraction features to spread light across product's surface without hot spots or dark areas. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Thin Light Guides backlight touch-enabled display graphics.

September 27, 2010

Utilizing LED-based edge-lighting technology, Edge-Lit Light Guides provide bright, uniform light where needed for directional symbols, on/off buttons, company logos, rotary switches, sliders, and other graphic icons. Edge lighting technology employs side-firing LEDs and focuses light into thin light guide of 0.6 mm or less. Placed between PC board/circuit sensor and graphic overlay, light guides are compatible with variety of overlays. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, green & clean

Slim, Lightweight Troffer Downlights utilize LED technology.

June 3, 2010

Measuring 23.5 x 23.5 x 0.35 in. and weighing under 6.6 lb, troffer backlight incorporates edge-lit LED light guide technology that produces brightness of 24 lm at output of 400 ±30 lux @ 2 m and has color temperature of 4000K/6000K. Light extraction technologies extract light precisely where needed, providing bright, uniform light without hot spots. Consuming 45 W, products incorporate LEDs with lifetime of about 30,000 hr. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

LED-Based Backlights provide edge-lit illumination.

February 25, 2010

Edge-lit illumination solutions utilize high-efficiency LEDs that focus light into high-performance backlight, or light guide. Location of LEDs provides optical control for color and uniformity. Products are suited for panels for egress lighting and exit signs, downlighting, as well as under-cabinet, splash, desk task lighting, refrigeration, and cabinet illumination solutions. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

LED Backlight Assemblies are user adjustable.

March 5, 2009

Using MicroLens(TM) technology, high-brightness LED-based multi-zone, multi-color light guides enable independent control of brightness and color of individual zones within backlight. They allow end user to design and supply circuitry to control each LED's color and intensity to achieve color fading, pulsing, or steady state illumination. Products can be used in range of consumer electronics displays, as well as in keypads/keyboards used in mobile phones and laptop and desktop PCs. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics, vision systems

Light Guides have thin, 0.4 mm profile.

May 7, 2008

Designed for portable devices, mobile phones, laptop and desktop LCDs, keypads, and keyboards, Microlens(TM) Light Guides feature MicroLens(TM) light extraction technology, which reduces number of LEDs required. They provide bright, uniform light in thin form factor with no hot spots or dark areas. Light is extracted precisely where needed, such as around thru-holes for keypads, and devices can backlight LCD displays in sizes from 0.25-50 in. diagonal. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, electrical equipment & systems

Keyboard Backlight employs side-firing LEDs.

March 18, 2008

LED-based backlight utilizes MicroLens(TM) technology to extract more light through to keyboard while spreading light uniformly. Diversion features can be molded directly into light guide to bend any portion of light around potential thru-hole, and LEDs can be located on edge of light guide or in middle of backlight, depending-upon surrounding geometry. For desktop/laptop keyboards, backlight thickness is 0.6-0.8 and 0.3-0.4 mm, respectively. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems

Molded Light Guides optimize LED edge-lighting for LCDs.

March 20, 2007

Utilizing MicroLens(TM) light extraction technology, modular edge lighting modules provides high-brightness LED (HBLED)-based illumination for flat panel displays with LCDs from under 1 in. to over 50 in. MicroLens' transition area and lens arrays help spread light uniformly, while micro-optical elements precisely extract light for optimal performance. Product includes fully integrated edge-lighting modules with LEDs, films, flex circuit or PCB with connector, and MicroLens light guide. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

LED Backlighting Assemblies suit 7 in. TFT LCDs.

July 11, 2006

Utilizing MicroLens(TM) light guide technology, custom-designed White LED Backlight Assemblies provide brightness of 3,500-8,000 cd/m². Micro-optical elements are molded directly into light guide to optimize collimated light and efficiency of optical system. Assemblies are RoHS-compliant and suited for portable DVDs, automotive GPS and DVD systems, and other daylight-readable displays. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Molded LED Light Guides provide backlighting solution.

March 29, 2006

MicroLens(TM) molded light guides can be designed in sizes from 0.24-15.4 in. diagonal to provide single LED monochrome, bi-color, or tri-color backlights. Pixel-based light extraction technology provides transition area that spreads light uniformly, extracting light at each point across panel. With packages no thicker than 0.60 mm and power consumption of 1-20 mA at 3.5 V, applications include PDA keypads, desktop monitors, and instrumentation and control displays. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems

Backlights utilize single white LED.

June 28, 2005

Ranging from 0.25-4.7 in. diagonal, Custom LED Backlights use 1 white LED to backlight color and monochrome LCD modules. MicroLens(TM) pixel-based light extraction technology enables units to offer brightness of 2,400 cd/m² at 20 mA for 1.5 in. diagonal with power consumption of 20 mA at 3.5 V. Applications include color micro displays used in electronic viewfinders, color LCDs in cell phones and MP3 players, and monochrome LCDs in test and measurement displays. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Light Guides illuminate embedded logo graphics.

May 26, 2004

MicroLens(TM) molded light guides provide backlight that saves extra step of adding overlay and adhesive to illuminate logo on products. They enable full control of size, shape, depth, pitch, density, and angle of rotation. Utilizing white, green, red, or blue LEDs, uniformly illuminated logos can be designed with any text or image for applications including notebook computers, consumer electronics, appliances, and automotive dashboards and exteriors. Read More

electrical equipment & systems, optics & photonics, vision systems

Light Guides backlight LCDs in portable devices.

June 3, 2003

Color cell-phone backlight assembly provides luminance of >3000 cd/m² for 1.5 in. diagonal screen, utilizing only 2 white LEDs at 15 mA. PDA backlight assembly utilizes 4 white LEDs and provides brightness of >2000 cd/m² to 2.5 in. diagonal screen. MicroLens(TM) technology allows LEDs to be molded directly into light guide. CCFL light guide utilizes L-shaped CCFL to provide luminance of 6500-7000 cd/m² for 7 in. diagonal screen, with full VGA color. Bulb current is only 6 mA. Read More

electrical equipment & systems

Backlight Assembly offers specular lighting.

June 4, 2002

SolidState(TM) Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) backlight assembly is suited for use with 15-inch desktop TFT (thin film transistor) LCD monitors. Backlighting panel incorporates proprietary MicroLens(TM) technology, through which light extraction features are precision-molded into panel. Up to 30,000 optical features per square inch can be individually customized to optimize light ray angles. Increases in brightness can be seen up to 25%. Read More

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