Our client had taken on a contract to produce a new type of navigational lighting for marine applications. Initial testing of their design indicated that it did not satisfy US Coast Guard brightness and angular visibility requirements.
Optikos engineers worked with the client to identify comprehensive and complete product requirements and reviewed the existing design to fully understand its shortcomings. Optikos developed a design utilizing custom conical surfaces that could be readily fabricated and implemented into the luminaire, and provided a comprehensive evaluation of the distribution pattern of the luminaire to confirm compliance with US Coast Guard specifications. The product was then put into production.