Optoelectronic devices are electronic components involving both light and electrical currents. These devices can use electricity to create light, devices that convert light into energy, and devices that use electric currents to control the spread of light.
These devices concern both visible light and light that is not visible to the human eye, like infrared lighting. They are used in a variety of applications, including:
- Smoke detectors
- Night vision equipment
- Electric, gas, and water meters
- Fiber optic communication
- And many more
Types of Optoelectronic DevicesThere are a variety of optoelectronic devices that have different purposes. Some convert energy into light while others use light as an energy source. Some of the optoelectronic devices that PUI Projections Unlimited supplies include:
LED Lighting DisplaysLight-emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductor diodes that perform electroluminescence by converting electrical energy into light by using solid-state lighting technology. They are a preferred light source by many because they consume less power and produce less heat than other lighting methods like incandescent lighting.
They are used in a variety of instrument lighting and information display applications, including:
- Indication lights
- Computer components
- Medical devices
- Instrument panels
- Fiber-optic communication
- Consumer electronics
- Traffic signals
- And more
Infrared LightingInfrared light are waves of electromagnetic energy traveling through space that can’t be seen with a human eye, but can sometimes be felt as heat, like sunlight. Infrared light exists beyond what we can see as red on the light spectrum. It features its own spectrum that is split into three categories: near-infrared, mid-infrared, and thermal-infrared.
Infrared lighting is often used in infrared lamps and infrared LEDs that offer a variety of industries, from commercial home goods to military surveillance devices. Applications for Infrared lighting include:
- Communication over optical fibers
- Remote control devices
- Night vision devices
- Producing heat for curing coating
- Browning food and keeping food warm
- Heating homes and pets.
Light PipesLight tubes are plastic rods or optical fibers that transmit light. They are typically found in two styles: rigid, hard plastic light pipes and flexible light pipes that can be installed at custom angles. They provide uniform emitted lighting and are easy to install, making them a top choice for many industries.
Light pipes are used for a variety of applications, including:
- Solar and hybrid lighting systems
- Security applications for prisons, police cells, and other locations with restricted access
- Electronic devices
- Schools, warehouse, retail environments, and other buildings
Contact PUI Projections for Optoelectronic Lighting Solutions Today
We stock and distribute a range of electronic components for all of your applications and industries. From fans and blowers to resistors and optoelectronic lighting solutions, PUI Projections Unlimited provide the highest quality electronic devices in the industry. We strive to provide complete customer satisfaction, and provide product and delivery options designed to meet your needs.
To learn more about our optoelectronic lighting devices, contact us today or request a quote.