DiCon Fiberoptics (Richmond, CA) has launched a newly established business unit and accompanying website, DiCon LED (www.diconled.com). The division specializes in high-density and high-brightness LED technology to incorporate into illumination products and serve the needs of industrial markets.
Founded in 1986, DiCon Fiberoptics creates products for the photonic and fiber-optic industries. In 2001, DiCon established a solid-state lighting technology group and invented a proprietary photon-extraction method that increases the efficiency and brightness of LED chips. In parallel to wafer-level developments, DiCon expanded its LED-related knowledge in optics, thermals, mechanics, electronics, and controls, applying it to resolve complex engineering issues and achieve a competitive LED platform.
High-density LED array
Together with this launch, DiCon LED announced a high-density LED array that emits more than 1500 lumens. Integrating twenty-one 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm high-brightness LED chips, the array can be driven at higher than 500 mA while dissipating heat quickly with a patented thermal-management system. Its high packing density creates a virtual point source that is easily manipulated with simple optics. The multichannel design allows for independent control of various LED types to result in a programmable light source.
DiCon's new website has information sections on microscopy and machine-vision applications. Case-study examples such as photo imaging can help the visitor better understand how to apply the products. The site also has a support section that contains product manuals, software downloads, and product manuals.