Will the light survive in a harsh environment? Will delicate electrical circuitry withstand prolonged high frequency vibrations and short duration shocks? Will seals break down, or plastics degrade and craze? These are the questions we ask ourselves as we design, manufacture, and test our products. Careful material selection and rigorous mechanical design are paramount when developing long-lasting, high-performing luminaires. We maintain an on-site ASTM B-117 salt spray chamber, as well as testing equipment for mechanical shock, vibration, thermal shock, water ingress, thermal cycle stress, and a host of other protocols to rigorously gauge our products' performance under duress. These tools allow us to simulate the most demanding conditions and refine our designs to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Part science, part art, optical design is probably the most underappreciated aspect of luminaire performance. Lumitec utilizes sophisticated optical design software to literally predict the path of millions of light rays. We use this information to refine designs and generate rapid optical prototypes using our proprietary techniques. From there, we analyze, evaluate, and iterate – optimizing an optical system for spread, evenness, symmetry, uniformity, and color consistency. Luminous performance is evaluated in our in-house integrating sphere – the gold standard for measuring true lumen output. Our 1 meter LabSphere integrating sphere goes through weekly calibrations to a NIST-traceable reference. Our engineers and technicians are well versed in LM-79 test procedures. This means that our team has the appropriate knowledge and tools to optimize our products and benchmark against competitors.
The manufacture of exceptional products requires equal parts commitment, passion, control, and exacting repeatability. Lumitec relies on a team of devoted, highly skilled assembly technicians at our manufacturing facility in Florida, USA. This team, armed with state of the art robotics and automated testing, allows us to quickly respond to customer needs and shifting markets while manufacturing to the highest standards.