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Superior Illumination = Superior Results

Machine Vision Camera Lighting

High quality, consistent, and uniform machine vision lighting is essential to a successful vision system. The correct solution raises your throughput rates and improves the level of image detail obtained. ProPhotonix has more than two decades of experience in designing and developing both LED Lights and Structured Light Lasers for machine vision applications.

We offer solutions for 3D Imaging, Multispectral Imaging, ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), IR Machine Vision Lighting, Sorting, and UV Machine Vision Lighting, and many other applications. Our experienced, in-house team of optical, mechanical and electronic engineers can also assist you in developing a custom machine vision lighting solution that will suit your unique application requirements.

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Cobra Slim LED Line Light for Machine Vision Lighting

LED Machine Vision Lighting Solutions

To deliver some of the highest intensity LED products on the market today, we utilize Chip-on-Board (COB) LED technology. Our expertise in this high density LED packaging technology allows us to give you extremely compact, powerful and uniform solutions that are available in any wavelength. In addition to utilizing COB to maximize the brightness of your machine vision lighting, we also consider ease of installation as fundamental to our product development. This has led to innovative custom-engineered products all designed for seamless integration into your machine vision system. Other key considerations in our design process include:

  • Control
  • Communications
  • Thermal management (to help you get the best lifetime from your LED product)
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Discover Machine Vision LED Lighting:

  • LED Line Lights

    Configurable to suit line scan and web inspection of a host of materials and products, choose from Multispectral, Hyperspectral, SWIR and more LED Line Lights.

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  • LED Area Lights

    Available in a range of wavelengths and divergence angles, LED Area Lights are customizable to suit machine vision, biomedical, fluorescence and other applications.

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  • LED Ring Lights

    High LED packing density in a compact form factor, LED Ring Lights are ideal for OEMs, system integrators and end users requiring long-lasting illumination sources.

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  • LED Spot Lights

    Utilizing Chip-on-Board LED arrays for superior intensity, LED Spot Lights can be easily installed and configured for machine vision, ANPR and life sciences applications.

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Optimizing Machine Vision Lighting for Your Application


Optimizing Machine Vision Lighting for Your Application

Lighting is fundamental to a successful machine vision application. Proper LED selection will ensure best contrast and efficiency, while optics, mechanics, and electronics support a system that meets the needs of a given application. In addition, firmware and GUI options further support an optimal lighting setup. This whitepaper will discuss each of these considerations and provide application examples.

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Diode Laser Modules for Machine Vision Lighting - Prophotonix

Structured Light Lasers

To deliver high speed inspection or 3D measurements, we offer Structured Laser Light (SLL)- a technique for projecting a known pattern of pixels (singular line, horizontal lines, crosshair, grid) onto an object, known for its speed of data capture. If your machine vision application requires a structured light laser, we provide a range of high-uniformity machine vision lasers including the 3D PRO Laser series, designed for seamless integration into existing machine vision systems. In addition, the PROdigii digital laser has been designed to deliver outstanding wavelength stability and thermal management in even the most challenging operating environments. For machine vision laser lights, our design considerations include:

  • Uniformity
  • Depth of focus
  • Fan angle
  • Line quality
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Discover Structured Light Lasers for 3D Imaging:

  • PROdigii Digital Laser Module

    The PROdigii digital laser module has been designed to deliver outstanding wavelength stability and thermal management in even the most challenging operating environments.

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  • Adjustable Focus 3D PRO

    The Adjustable Focus 3D Pro allows the user to adjust the focus to suit application requirements. Built on the same compact platform as the 3D PRO the Adjustable Focus 3D PRO is 19mm in diameter.

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  • 3D Pro Laser

    The 3D PRO laser is designed for easy integration into machine vision applications. It delivers high performance and high uniformity from a compact form factor. The 3D PRO laser is available with a customer-specified fixed focus.

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  • 3D PRO Mini

    As the name suggests, the 3D PRO Mini is extremely compact at just 10mm in diameter. Designed for machine vision applications where space is restricted, these lasers offer excellent performance from a compact package.

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Application Note

Specifying Structured Light Lasers for 3D Imaging

In 3D imaging applications, the optimal specification of a structured light laser will improve system performance. This application note highlights important factors such as, uniformity, depth of focus, fan angle and line quality in choosing your structured light laser to obtain the best performance from your 3D imaging system.

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Machine Vision Lighting Resources:

  • Whitepaper: Optimizing Illumination in Line Scan Vision Systems

    High quality illumination is the key to a successful vision system. Optimizing your illumination is critical to maximize inspection quality, speed and reliability.

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  • Illumination in Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging

    Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging are advancing rapidly into new applications and the technology is now becoming more affordable. Learn more about illumination considerations in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging.

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  • Machine Vision Lighting Blog Posts

    Learn more about machine vision lighting with our topics including Wavelength in Machine Vision Lighting, Chip on Board LED and more..

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A Complete Solution Provider

Configure or customize your product to your application requirements.  Our experienced multidisciplinary team will work within your specification, timescales, and budget.

25 Years’ Pioneering Photonics Technology

For more than 25 years, we have pushed the boundaries to optimize LED and Laser technology delivering high-performance, reliable solutions maximizing system performance.

A Partnership Approach

We work in partnership with our customers supporting them through specification to completion and providing responsive, knowledgeable support.


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