Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) announces the release of the TechSpec™ family of light pipe homogenizing rods for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non-uniform light source into uniform illumination and deliver it to the target site. These rods are ideal for applications where point sources such as LEDs must be combined and made to deliver even lighting.
TechSpec™rods have a hexagonal cross section that provides a better match to spherical point source wave fronts, resulting in a 35% increase in coupling efficiency. TechSpec™ homogenizing rods are available in 2 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm apertures and have lengths approximately 12x the aperture size. Custom configurations are also available for OEM applications.