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As part of POL’s growth and future plans, we have moved to new offices in the Midlands of England, to be closer to our UK automotive customers and UK product manufacturing supply chains.
This move gives POL the growth environment needed to develop our new technologies, widen our automotive customer base and step-up the level of service we can provide our customers.
Set in an historic rural location, The Hall at Priory Hill, Wolston has good communications links to nearby main routes (M6, M1, M45, M40, M42) and to Birmingham, The Midlands and the rest of the UK. Main train stations (Rugby, Coventry, Coventry Arena) are nearby and Birmingham Airport is only 30 minutes away.
Polymer Optics Limited
The Hall, Priory Hill
Tel: 02476 937394
POL are invited to present at the Future Electronics “Technology of Colour” seminars held in Bolton, Cambridge and Reading presenting POL’s Colour Mixer optic technology along side the Cypress “EZ-Color” electronic LED control products.
Download a copy of the POL presentation here.
POL Presentation (229 KB)
POL announces the new Linear Optic 210, designed specifically for linear arrays of LUXEON Rebel LEDs. The new optic, developed in collaboration with Future Lighting Solutions, eliminates the need to assemble and glue individual optics to each LED.
A single optic is easily affixed to a linear array of LEDs already assembled on a PCB board, resulting in fast, low-cost assembly that reduces the footprint required for the LED lighting system in a luminaire. This product will be distributed world wide by Future Lighting Solutions.
Future Lighting Solutions and POL today announce the availability of Polymer Optic’s 230 Color Mixer Reflector for LUXEON® Rebel Power LEDs, the first off-the-shelf optic for solid-state lighting applications requiring uniform mixing of multiple LED light sources.
The new optic offers key color mixing, engineering and flexibility benefits for applications including tuneable white spots and downlighters, color-changing luminaires for entertainment and architectural lighting, and medical lamps or forensic torches.
Polymer Optics Limited
The Hall, Priory Hill, Rugby Road, Wolston, Coventry CV8 3FZ
+44 (0)2476 937394
Polymer Optics “Modular LED Optics”® design, based on a patented hexagonal format, allows maximum packing density and assembly flexibility for a wide range of applications.
We have also developed specialist optics for the latest range of high power UV LEDs emerging onto the market. These are made from high quality optical silicone to give excellent UV transmission with no long term degradation. See POL’s Silicone Optics page for further details.
We design and supply a comprehensive range of high quality, standard products for use with most world-leading LED devices
Hybrid Reflector design uses a central lens to collect and collimate the on-axis light from the LED.
Our expertise in efficient light control in Lightguide assemblies, enables a lower number of LEDs to achieve the maximum performance.
Free-Form optics are a relatively recent development which offer a step change in the way wide areas are illuminated by LEDs.
Our "engineering with light" approach allows us to provide product solutions for all applications across the whole spectrum from Visible to Infrared.
Developed tooling techniques enable us to produce precision optical surfaces with optical apertures of less than 1mm in diameter, required for miniature camera lens applications.
Our design approach, using light scattering pattern techniques, have enabled us to provide high efficiency display illuminations with very compact space envelopes, which use the minimum of light sources and electrical power consumption.
Our experience in designing and developing ophthalmic products, enables us to provide precision, impact resistant, eye protection optics for applications such as: fire protection, motor cycle visors, industrial PPE and military systems.
Polymer Optics have designed and manufactured a range of optics for street lighting, to meet both the ME and S class regimes of EN13201-2 in Europe and the requirements of IESNA RP-8-00 in the USA.
Emergency Lighting and Visual Alarm Devices are applications where light from an LED has to be efficiently distributed over a wide area. POL’s free form optics technology is particularly suited for applications which require wide area illumination.
POL can now provide advanced optical product design and rapid manufacture in the latest silicone resins to gain design and cost advantages in our customers’ applications.
Our patented prismatic colour mixing optic was introduced to enable good colour mixing, for narrow beam angle systems, using three discrete LED sources.
Brand named “GloWorm®”, the novel lightguide technology enables the light projected from a simple lightguide to be redirected and shaped
The latest computer optical design and ray trace programs with optomechanical innovation are used to take full advantage of plastics materials. Complex optical surfaces combined with integral low cost assembly features.
SLA (Stereolithography), SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), Clear SLA, SLA to Vacuum Casting, Direct Machining and Tooling options.
Proven optical quality toolmakers are chosen and assisted by mould flow analysis to optimize the tool. Our specialist toolmakers are skilled in optical surface generation and polishing.
Our moulders are trained in the art of optical moulding. Mould flow process analysis and thorough F.M.E.A. is controlled by the Project Manager to ensure quality and quantity.
Our integrated approach to design enables optical components to become part of the total solution, including how they interface with the other non-optical components.
Plastics optical components can be coated in poly-siloxane and acrylate based resin blends to impart more robust properties.
Every project has a dedicated Manager to ensure as tasks are actioned, the client is kept informed on progress at each stage. Timing plans are used to monitor progress against agreed milestones and they ensure full control through-out the design, tooling, sampling and production stages.