To help our customers predict scatter patterns of our most common Light Shaping Diffuser angles, Luminit developed a proprietary scatter model for users of Zemax OpticStudio (Professional and Premium versions only). Unlike most conventional optical design programs that provide bulk scatter and surface scatter models based on mathematical probabilities tables that “predict” output distribution, Luminit’s proprietary optical model accurately calculates surface effects so users can choose which angle LSD offers the most optimized performance. This white paper describes the characteristics of…

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Luminit scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what our diffuser technology can do with light energy. Our patented surface micro- structures provide customized light shaping and brighter displays which results in more appealing and higher performance products. Round Tip Display (RTD) film is an example of how our Light Shaping Diffuser technology can be used to increase the brightness of displays by making use of refracted and reflected light to recycle otherwise wasted light and direct more light toward the viewer. RTD can provide a brightness gain of 30% to 40…

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 By Anthony Silvestris

Many lighting manufacturers recognize the key role tertiary optics (e.g., Light Shaping Diffusers®) play in creating more Human Centric Lighting (HCL) conditions, or lighting that takes into account the emotional and biological needs of humans. Batwing diffusers are an example of tertiary optics that, when incorporated in the design phase, can dramatically increase the light distribution and eliminate distracting central hotspots common to linear light fixtures. 

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A unique platform developed by Luminit allows engineers and designers to accurately emulate the performance of Light Shaping Diffusers.

by Luminit Staff

If you subscribe to the belief that time is our most precious resource, then you may want to explore Luminit’s new LSD scatter model for Zemax OpticStudio. We designed this proprietary optical model so customers can visualize the output distribution of a Light Shaping Diffuser (LSD) and choose the right angle for their optical system, eliminating…

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by Suleyman Turgut and Mary Ann Giorgio

As the demand for smaller and more powerful computers and other electronic devices grows, component suppliers are making their own innovations to keep up with the trend. This is certainly the case in lighting where conventional geometrical optical components such as lenses, mirrors and prisms are being replaced by what is now being coined as “flat optics,” or film-based materials as thin as 50 microns that enable designers to create smaller and more optically efficient products.

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by Luminit Staff

Advances in holographic materials, lasers, and digital computing, combined with quickly accelerating AR and VR markets, are breathing new life into the decades-old field of holography. While widespread practical applications for holography have been slow out of the gate, holographically-based products spearheaded  by Luminit are benefitting more industries now than you may think.

Light Shaping Diffusers at Work

A prime example of practical uses for holographic technology…

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By Alkan Gulses

While Computer Generated Holography is not a new field, advances in computing technology are bringing new applications for CGHs. If your first thought when you see the words computer generated holography is “Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi,” think again. Such futuristic holography is exactly that—futuristic. However, progress is being made in 3D and multi-planar holography, and Luminit’s expertise in this field is helping to re-shape what is possible.

What Is Computer…

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By Suleyman Turgut, VP of Sales and Marketing

Even before Luminit started to work with tail light manufacturers, I found myself admiring and studying tail light designs during my long drives to and from work in Los Angeles.  Tail lights have come a long way since the incandescent bulb. Back then, designers incorporated secondary collection optics like metalized parabolic reflectors to collect and reflect the light back out of the tail light at the required beam angles and lumens to meet minimum levels set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  Some the…

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Advances in LED technology continue to bring new opportunities for commercial and residential lighting, as well as innovations in digital displays. Existing optical technologies are also benefiting from the LED boom, specifically Holographic Optical Elements or HOEs.  Holographic Optical Elements are holographic images embedded onto a thin, clear photopolymer film that can be applied to glass or acrylic surfaces. When a light source, such as LED, is projected onto the surface, the invisible recorded holographic images come to life. Although the technology has existed for decades,…

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Luminit’s Light Shaping Diffuser films offer a bright new future for the automotive industry.

By Mary Ann Giorgio

The automotive industry is no stranger to renaissance. Car manufacturers are always on the bleeding-edge of technology in this fiercely competitive market and every year the bar is set higher.  Some interesting trends rolling down the road include new approaches to interior and exterior lighting led by Luminit’s Automotive Division and the company’s patented Light Shaping Diffuser® technology.

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by Suleyman Turgut

Getting a light source to behave the way we want it to is not always easy, particularly when mounting or placement constrictions prevent direct line of sight. Fortunately, advances in optical science offer unique solutions for lighting engineers and designers struggling with less than ideal spaces, and one of the most innovative is Luminit’s Direction Turning Films (DTFs).

What Is Direction Turning Film (DTF)?

Direction Turning Films are typically installed inside or above an LED-sourced…

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By Dr. Fedor Dimov, Technical Fellow, Luminit LLC

Augmented Reality Displays are gaining momentum as more companies recognize the emerging potential of the wearable market. Also referred to as Near to Eye or Near Eye Displays (NEDs), these wearable devices are typically lenses combined with semitransparent beam combiners that create a virtual image in front of the user's field of vision. These displays can be transparent with a virtual image that appears on top of a real world view, such as those used in the Google Glass, or opaque displays often seen in…

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