Lumitex West R&D center opens to serve western U.S., Asia in applying LEDs, fiber optics

May 18, 2009
To facilitate development, application and production of illumination solutions for electronics applications in the western U.S. and in Asia, Lumitex (Strongsville, OH) has established a West Coast research and development center in Irvine, California and an Asian volume-manufacturing center in Taipei, Taiwan. Lumitex, formerly Poly-Optical Products, specializes in patented light-emitting diode (LED) and fiber optic technologies.

To facilitate development, application and production of illumination solutions for electronics applications in the western U.S. and in Asia, Lumitex, Inc. (Strongsville, OH) has established a West Coast research and development center in Irvine, California and an Asian volume-manufacturing center in Taipei, Taiwan. Lumitex, formerly Poly-Optical Products, specializes in patented light-emitting diode (LED) and optical fiber technologies. According to Scott Diestel, Western Regional Manager for Lumitex. "This design and production capacity rounds out our domestic resources in Cleveland, Ohio."

Lumitex West now provides backlighting designs using the company's full range of fiber optic technology--including its UniGlo and other fiber optic panels--to light cell phone keypads, computer keyboards and a variety of membrane switch applications that require tight space tolerances and minimal thicknesses. Using SMT LED light sources, Lumitex panels promise thinness to 0.2 mm; uniform brightness and low power with no heat or EMI; design flexibility; quick turn-around; and low cost for non-recurring engineering (NRE), unit, assembly and maintenance.

Lumitex West also offers a broad range of plastic optical fiber (POF) solutions for virtually any application. Applying a 40-year history of POF expertise, Lumitex West offers multiple technologies to provide multiple solutions. Lumitex POF products include:

+ Lumileen acrylic optical fibers in various grades and diameters, including commercial, industrial and optical grades.

+ OptiBright scintillating fibers, consisting of a polymethyl mathacrylate (PMMA) cladding, for light transmission, illumination, radiation detection and decoration. These fluorescent, light-collecting fibers absorb UV and emit visible light to create a glowing effect.

+ Special optical-grade acrylic plastic rod-shaped light guides in machined, extruded or molded versions to meet a broad variety of custom applications, including illumination, backlighting or accent lighting, in low, medium or high volumes.

+ A large selection of light sources, technologies and products for the design and manufacture virtually any type of custom optical fiber device.

For more information see the Lumitex Inc. website or contact Scott Diestel at Lumitex West, Tel: 440-243-8401.

About the Author

Barbara Gefvert | Editor-in-Chief, BioOptics World (2008-2020)

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.

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