Engineering Capabilities

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Applications
  • Motorcycle stop, turn, tail, reflectors and license plate lighting
  • Automotive forward lighting
  • Tractor truck and trailer lighting
  • Custom cosmetic and signature lighting
  • Warning and emergency lighting
  • Backup and utility lighting
  • Clearance, marker, and ID lighting
  • Marine lighting
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Optics
  • Optical design and raytrace analysis using state of the art lighting software
  • Refractive, reflective, TIR, scattering, freeform, poly curve, collimating, and light guide optics
  • Rendering and appearance simulations
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Regulatory
  • Design for global regulatory compliance
  • Self-certified for FMVSS108 and CMVSS108
  • Affiliated with multiple governing bodies including ECE, CCC, ADR, and AIS
  • Committee participant for SAE and ECE standards development
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Design
  • Intelligent engineering geared towards innovative and high-value LED lighting solutions
  • Collaborative systems-level integration with vehicle manufacturers
  • Concept generation and feasibility assessment
  • Solid and surface modeling using 3D parametric design software
  • Design for manufacturability and assembly
  • Cooperative development of stylistic features
  • GD&T and tolerance stack-up analysis
  • Research and development
  • Participation in industry related technology expositions
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Electronics
  • PCB, circuit, hardware, and firmware development using cutting edge software
  • Specialized solutions focused on reliability, cost, and manufacturability
  • Electronic circuit functional simulations
  • Partnered with multiple leading electronic solutions suppliers
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Analysis
  • Thermal performance simulation on components and systems using FEA software
  • Structural integrity simulation on components and systems using FEA software
  • Analysis of customer specific application loading requirements
  • Analysis of manufacturing processes and assembly loads
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Plastics
  • Dedicated plastic engineering resources
  • Moldflow simulation and optimization
  • Warpage compensation, insert molding, and in-mold-label design methods
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Prototyping
  • PCB same-day prototyping and quick turn production quality prototyping
  • Appearance and functional mockups
  • 3D printed preliminary sampling
  • Multi-axis CNC machining
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Verification
  • Photometry and metrology laboratories
  • Environmental and mechanical laboratories
  • Infrared thermal imaging and thermocouple sensing
  • Partnered with external electrical validation laboratories
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Delivery
  • Resources committed to project planning, coordination, and communication
  • Project timeline creation and critical-path management
  • Certified supply chain management
  • Requirements traceability and scope control