Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, is proud to announce that its LED Light Manager (LLM) received Vision Systems Design magazine’s silver award for product innovation in the category of lighting, lenses, and optics. Part of the magazine’s Innovators Awards program, the honor was bestowed at The Vision Show in Boston. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system-integrator and end-user companies.
The LLM addresses the lighting control needs of multi-light machine vision systems by driving up to four separate lights of virtually any type or up to four individual quadrants or channels within an integrated photometric or multispectral ring light solution. Each program can contain up to four sequences with up to four lights set to continuous on, off, any intensity level in between, or even OverDriveTM strobe mode.
“Our LLM LED Light Manager simplifies 3D and other complex multi-light applications by encapsulating the manager in the industry’s most user-friendly design,” says Matt Pinter, head of engineering at Smart Vision Lights. “An intuitive browser-based interface allows technicians of any skill level to program the four quadrants of a single LED illumination system.”
By capturing successive images of a stationary object as it is illuminated by a sequence of lights, photometric image-processing software can determine the 3D position and orientation of every pixel on the object’s surface. The same technique can generate 2D images of multiple regions of interest using separate lights and/or cameras as part of large, complex machine vision solutions, such as vision-guided robot work cells. To simplify the design of photometric 3D systems, SVL has created a number of LLM Photometric Light Kits, which include lights with universal internal drivers, oblique-angle brackets for directing light, and the requisite cables.
LLM is also appropriate for multispectral imaging solutions where the LED illumination source acts as the spectral band-selection mechanism, instead of using broadband white halogen lamps with filters placed before the camera. Using the color of illuminating light as the spectral band selection mechanism can greatly reduce the cost of multispectral imaging solutions while increasing the amount of light available for imaging applications.
The silver award for the LLM is Smart Vision Lights’ latest Innovators Awards honor. In 2017, SVL received a gold award for its LM Series of mini LEDs. Its Line High Power Series of LED lights for line-scan imaging received a platinum award in 2016.
For more information about the LLM, visit https://smartvisionlights.com/products/llm.
The 2018 Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards honorees are featured in the June issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as at http://www.vision-systems.com.
About Smart Vision Lights
Smart Vision Lights (Muskegon, Mich.) is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, including machine vision. Smart Vision Lights products come with universal internal current-control drivers, offering constant or strobed operation, reduced wiring requirements, and easy installation. Smart Vision Lights products are also the safest on the market, thanks to the company’s in-house IEC 62741 light-testing laboratory, guaranteeing conformity and compliance for your lighting systems, regardless of where they are installed around the globe. Learn more at SmartVisionLights.com or by calling 231-722-1199 in the U.S.
About Vision Systems Design
Since 1996, Vision Systems Design has been a global resource for engineers, engineering managers, and systems integrators, providing comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design’s magazine, website (www.vision-systems.com), email newsletters, and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image-processing industry.
About the Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Program
The Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most innovative products and services in the vision and image-processing industry. This year’s honorees were announced at The Vision Show 2018, held in Boston. Criteria used in Innovators Awards rankings include originality; innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators, and end users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed; leveraging a novel technology; and increasing productivity.