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Advanced illumination releases new robust backlights

  • By Lee Mclaughlan
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UltraSeal Washdown Backlights

Advanced illumination, manufacturer of LED lighting for machine vision inspection, has announced the release of the first lights in the UltraSeal product line.

The BL245 UltraSeal Washdown Backlights are engineered with a sealed, flush surface, making them virtually crevice-free.  The backlights are IP69K certified, ensuring they are protected against close-range high-pressure spray down while providing a dust-tight enclosure.

As a result of their IP69K rating, the backlights eliminate the need to have an additional enclosure, reducing costs when specifying machine vision applications.

The washdown lights are ideal in applications that use corrosive washdown solutions and high-pressure steam cleaning operations.  “Our main goal is to help our customers solve the issues they’re having; that’s what drives our innovation,” said John Thrailkill, co-founder and CEO of Advanced illumination.  “The UltraSeal family of products is our direct solution to the challenges they experience in these extreme environments.”

The backlights are extremely corrosion-resistant and made with FDA-compliant materials, meeting the challenges of applications that need reliable, clean, sanitary inspection systems and making them ideal for food and drug applications.

“We had quite a few customers approach us about an issue they had with other IP69K light offerings,” said Thrailkill.  “Other washdown lights available on the market have cracks and crevices, which are created by the use of exposed screws and gasketing materials in the lights’ designs.  This makes it more time consuming and difficult for the customers to clean the washdown lights, particularly for those in food and drug applications.”

The BL245 UltraSeal Washdown Backlights are built with a proprietary nickel finish and a flush-mounted, sealed diffuser.  The proprietary nickel finish provides superior corrosion protection for the backlights while the aluminum housing makes them 11 times more thermally conductive than stainless steel.

The lights are available in multiple wavelengths and a variety of standard sizes, including: 4” x 4”, 4” x 8”, 6” x 6”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 12”, and 12” x 12”.  The BL245 is half the thickness of other washdown backlights on the market, measuring 0.945”.

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