Optical design

Street Lighting

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. We have also worked with customers to develop optics for walkway and car park lighting.

Polymer Optics street light designs feature Free-Form optics that increase both efficiency and light uniformity while reducing light spill.

Our industry leading designs can distribute the light further allowing luminaire manufacturers to increase the separation between columns, (subject to glare limitations) so reducing installation costs.Their high efficiency means that the lumens output required from the LEDs can be reduced which in turn reduces component cost and energy consumption.

Our Free-Form optics can be tailored to use LEDs from all the leading manufacturers.

If you have a requirement for any type of street or area illumination optics we are happy to provide either just the optical design for your own manufacture or supply moulded parts either singly or in arrays. Polymer Optics is also able to provide assistance with specifying and applying secondary processes such as dip or spray hard coatings for additional environmental protection should this be required.

Optical ServicesServices

Design and Development

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.


Global Manufacturing

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.


Technical Development

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.


Optical Coatings and Films

Plastics optical components can be coated in poly-siloxane and acrylate based resin blends to impart more robust properties.


Project Management

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.


  • Design and Development
  • Prototyping
  • Tooling
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Technical Development
  • Optical Coatings and Films
  • Project Management