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Company Message: Adapting to the Impact of COVID-19

Advanced illumination is closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’d like to share with you the proactive measures we are taking to lessen its effect on our ability to deliver lighting solutions to our customers, as well as our actions to mitigate any health risks to our employees. Read our update for more details.

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When Adequate Lighting Isn’t “Good Enough”

Today there is a wide variety of lighting sources, types, geometries, and wavelengths available for vision engineers to apply, often with more than one type or geometry functioning adequately.  But with the many overlapping choices, how do we determine whether a lighting solution is, or is not, truly “good enough”?

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Cylindrical Surface Inspection

Not all surfaces respond similarly to standard direct illumination techniques. Surface color, texture, shape, and composition can all influence where and how much of the incident light is reflected into a vision camera, greatly affecting the inspection results. Read on for our example of inspecting a cylindrical surface.

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New Product Release: UltraSeal Washdown Bar Lights

We’re proud to announce the release of our UltraSeal Washdown Bar Lights – the newest addition to the UltraSeal Washdown family! The AL247 Bar Lights are IP69K certified and their patent-pending design is virtually crevice-free, making them ideal for hygienic inspection environments, aseptic manufacturing, and food and beverage applications.

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Looking Back @ 2019 with Ai

2019 is coming to a close, and we find that the end of a year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect. This year has brought us new faces, new products, and exciting new opportunities within the machine vision industry. Read on to see what changed for us in 2019 and what we’re looking forward to in the new year!

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Building Quality LED Lighting

At Ai, we claim to deliver quality LED lighting solutions to our customers… and we can prove it! Read more about our Quality Testing here. Through stringent product testing, streamlined documentation system, and our ISO 9001 process, we deliver the highest quality, most reliable lighting solutions for your machine vision application.

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Ai Warranty Extended to Five Years

We are proud to officially announce a change to the Ai Warranty Policy! We stand behind the quality of the LED illumination products we engineer, and we feel this new warranty displays our commitment to our customers and confidence in the continued performance of our products.

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Bright Field vs. Dark Field Lighting Techniques

Determining whether to apply lights in a bright field versus dark field geometry is one of the more difficult decisions facing Machine Vision engineers. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages: in this blog, we will concentrate on a comparison between the two using common vision applications.

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