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Making the Most Out of Working from Home – Attend These Virtual Events

With many of us working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to forgo travel, trips, attending trade shows, and in-person training. Many trade shows have been cancelled or postponed. Connecting with people has been challenging, and we have been relying on technology and the internet to get in touch with colleagues. So, as you settle in at your home office, we have made a way for you to connect with us and make the most of your time working from home. Here are some training resources and upcoming webinars. Also, connect with us on social media.

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Posted in CODE V, Current Events, LightTools, LucidShape, Photonic Solutions, Product features

 

LightTools Stray Light Analysis Saves Designers Time and Money

LightTools version 9.0, now available, introduces valuable new tools to help optical engineers and stray light analysts pinpoint and correct stray light issues early in the product design process, saving time and money.

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Posted in Engineering Services, LightTools, Releases

 

How Optics Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

Heads-up displays (HUDs) can help reduce the safety risks caused by distracted driving.

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Posted in Automotive, CODE V, LightTools

 

How did LightTools come about?

LightTools is celebrating 25 years! Read how LightTools illumination design software came about, and how it developed its defining features. Written by Mike Hayford, former LightTools Architect at Synopsys, now retired.

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Posted in LightTools

 

Diffuse Plastics and Optical Design

There is a glowing trend in illumination optics: diffuse plastics. A quick trip through the aisles of an auto show or even down the lighting aisle of a home improvement store will leave you with the sense that the modern aesthetic requires almost every type of light to have a smooth lit and unlit appearance. And why not? Diffuse plastics give optical designers the ability to sculpt light in three dimensions. Want a candelabra bulb to glow in the shape of a flame? Diffuse plastics. Want the daytime running lamp in your car’s headlight to look like a furrowed eyebrow on the front of your car? Diffuse plastics. The possibilities are nearly endless, and utilizing diffuse plastics in optical design has become mainstream.

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Posted in LightTools