ABOUT SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. - LIGHTING AND IMAGING

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.24 billion were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. www.us.schott.com.

MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS

Microscopy Illumination Microscopy Illumination

Stereo Microscopes are used for life science, material science, and clinical routine industrial inspection tasks. The better the object is illuminated, the more details become visible in microscopy.

Medical Illumination Medical Illumination

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers fiber optic and LED technologies to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies.

Sensors, Metrology, And Control Applications Sensors, Metrology, And Control Applications

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has the capabilities and knowledge available to assist customers in finding the perfect fiber optic solution for sensor, metrology, and control applications. SCHOTT specialists will work with customers to jointly draw up an action plan addressing each stage leading to series production.

Defense And Security Defense And Security

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers high tech materials and components for enabling the defense and security industry to develop night vision, display, sensor, and other technologies that are smaller, lighter, and more effective.

Aviation Lighting Aviation Lighting

The perfect lighting sets the atmosphere of any aircraft cabin. SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging aims to use natural lighting with different intensities and color shades to create a perfect lighting mix with an unmatched overall impression and atmosphere.

Automotive Lighting Automotive Lighting

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has more than two decades of expertise in OEM and Tier1 solutions for the automotive industry. Available solutions include functional and ambient lighting for automobile interiors, optoelectronic sub-systems for head and taillights, and fiber optic components for in-car infotainment.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

How Fiber Optics Can Ensure Grain Quality, Keep Milk Safe, And Make Pretzels Crispy
How Fiber Optics Can Ensure Grain Quality, Keep Milk Safe, And Make Pretzels Crispy Fiber optics offer a food-safe way to perform continuous spectroscopic analysis in challenging food production environments such as liquids, hot ovens and tight spaces.  Continue Reading...
Fiber Optic Image Bundles Provide A Solution When High Tech Approaches Fail
Fiber Optic Image Bundles Provide A Solution When High Tech Approaches Fail Wound Fiber Bundles offer a passive way to transfer images from remote locations even when power isn’t available. The technology can be used in extreme environments and to view hard-to-access areas.  Continue Reading...
How Can Extreme Geometries Solve Dental Light Delivery Challenges?
How Can Extreme Geometries Solve Dental Light Delivery Challenges? New fabrication technology is enabling rigid fiber light guide geometries that were previously impossible. This advancement is enabling smaller instruments and new designs for dental handpieces featuring illumination and curing devices.  Continue Reading...
Fiber Optics Drive Innovation In The Operating Room
Fiber Optics Drive Innovation In The Operating Room Used in the operating room for decades, optical fibers continue to enable new devices for minimally invasive surgeries and light-based disease detection that are enhancing the application of optics in modern medicine.  Continue Reading...
Awarded Innovation: Feeling Relaxed Up In The Clouds
Awarded Innovation: Feeling Relaxed Up In The Clouds This case study highlights SCHOTT’s honorary award from the German Design Council for their concept and performance of LED cabin lighting system HelioJet® SpectrumCC. The technology made of special glass and a sensor system for LEDs helps to set the right atmosphere allowing passengers to arrive well rested.  Continue Reading...
Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices
Strong Partnerships Propel Innovation For Medical Devices Collaborating with a lighting expert can help ensure that a medical device’s lighting system is optimized for the instrument design while keeping manufacturing costs down and streamlining the path from product idea to operating room.  Continue Reading...
Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office
Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office A lighting expert can help instrument manufacturers create innovative devices that provide optimal light delivery and allow dentists to offer the highest level of care to their patients.  Continue Reading...
Bright Fibers
Bright Fibers When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award.  Continue Reading...
Three-Time Winners
Three-Time Winners From a total of 650 entries the German Design Council selected HelioJet® Spectrumcc in the category “Excellence in Business to Business (B2B)”, section “Lighting Solutions”, for the German Innovation Award in Gold.  Continue Reading...
Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments
Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis.  Continue Reading...
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products Designing robust products with fiber optics components for everything from medical instruments to jet planes not only demands optical considerations, but thermal, electrical, and mechanical requirements.   Continue Reading...
SCHOTT Announces Continued Investment In Southbridge Lighting And Imaging Facility SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging will hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate a $750,000 renovation to its offices in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Executives from the company, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass 1st Dist.), and elected officials from the Massachusetts Legislature will be on hand to discuss workforce development, U.S. manufacturing, and SCHOTT’s commitment to the region.  Continue Reading...
When The Driver Becomes The Passenger: Why Lighting Is Key For The “Car Of The Future”
When The Driver Becomes The Passenger: Why Lighting Is Key For The “Car Of The Future” The “car of the future” isn’t about driving, but relaxing. Driverless cars will employ functional and accent lighting that allows passengers to just enjoy the ride. Installed smart systems that can imitate natural light will adjust their color and warmth automatically, depending on the time of day.  Continue Reading...
3 Technology Trends Shaped By Glass
3 Technology Trends Shaped By Glass Often, the “next big thing” is propelled by the components that make it possible. In this article, the discussion will be on how glass is setting trends as the component unlocking the imagination of designers and engineers around the world.   Continue Reading...
Rethinking Car Interior Design For The Living Room On Wheels
Rethinking Car Interior Design For The Living Room On Wheels If the “living room on wheels” is going to be shared, the components – from the screens we watch to the touch panels we use to choose the program – will need to be easy to clean, durable, and stylish. Glass can make these dreams a reality.  Continue Reading...
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection New ceramic laser phosphor converters from SCHOTT are accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high luminance light sources. SCHOTT now introduces two ceramic phosphor converters that support the development of brighter digital projection at Photonics West 2018 (hall B, booth 1207).  Continue Reading...
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics SCHOTT is introducing a new, innovative portfolio of structured glass substrates that offers highly accurate and versatile features: FLEXINITY™. Structured thin or ultra-thin glass wafers are used as a substrate for sensors, batteries, and diagnostic technology. The breakthrough will enable new applications and further miniaturization of electronics through thinner glass wafers and structures that are more precise. The technology offers...  Continue Reading...
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West At this year’s Photonics West, SCHOTT will present its broad range of capabilities for use of laser delivery technology in medical applications. High quality glass fibers, rods, diffusers and connectors complemented with engineering services help manufacturers of medical devices to deliver laser beams exactly to the point or area where they are needed. The company’s booth 1207 can be found in hall B at Photonics West 2018, Jan. 27...  Continue Reading...
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments The Universal Light Guide is a workhorse of medical diagnostics that enables the high performance of high-end medical equipment such as endoscopes, the instruments of discovery that enable physicians to see, detect, diagnose and operate on parts of the body that are usually shielded from light.  Continue Reading...
Brilliant Inspiration For Dental Devices
Brilliant Inspiration For Dental Devices At the IDS, SCHOTT will present lighting products for dental devices that open up new design possibilities: innovative PURAVIS® glass fiber rods and autoclavable Solidur® LEDs.  Continue Reading...

CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

122 Charlton Street

Southbridge, MA 01550

UNITED STATES

Phone: +1-508-765-9744

Fax: +1-508-765-1299

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT HelioJet
    Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT HelioJet

    SCHOTT has collaborated with Lufthansa Technik on cabin interiors, with SCHOTT focusing on fiber optics technologies and LED illumination, and Lufthansa Technik concentrating on lighting control, certification, and validation and provides installation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.

  • ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination
    ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination

    The ColdVision series from SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging is composed of an extensive array of light sources, fiber optic guides, and accessories designed to work seamlessly with each other for illumination purposes in machine vision and microscopy applications. 

  • SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates
    SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of fiber optic faceplates designed for high-resolution, “zero thickness” image transfer applications such as CCD and CMOS coupling, LCD and OLED displays, image intensification, remote viewing, field flattening, and X-ray imaging. 

  • SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications
    SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of Image Guides for medical devices that include customization options for higher resolutions, end surface coatings, and many other options depending on the needs of each application. The latest developments for these image bundles include 6 μm higher resolution images, a larger active visibility area, and a superior image quality with zero optical inclusions in the center zone.

  • Medical Light Sources And Components
    Medical Light Sources And Components

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers medical light sources to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies. 

  • PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers
    PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers

    The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.

VIDEOS

  • Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics
    Introducing SCHOTT Diagnostics

    SCHOTT is the ideal partner for customers in optical diagnostics due to a wide range of products and services using pristine materials with advanced application experience.

  • Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery
    Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery

    At Photonics West 2018, Jürgen Hammerschmidt of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced an array of fiber and diffuser technologies for laser beam delivery, especially for medical device applications. Watch the video for more information about their side emitting diffusers, end emitting diffusers, radial diffusers, and emitting fiber rods.

  • Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics
    Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics

    At Photonics West 2018, Ralf Daferner of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced their stabilized LED light source for in vitro diagnostic systems. This extremely flexible light source provides no interruptions or downtimes, and offers very stable output over its lifetime. Check out the video for more information.

DOWNLOADS

  • High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics
    High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics

    Specialty glass and lighting can help today’s diagnostic techniques to reach fast and precise results while keeping the process cost-efficient. This material is extremely versatile and pliant in sizes up to 30 micrometers. The high transparency and a low autofluorescence in substrate materials such as BOROFLOAT 33® and the new D 263® bio are taking diagnostic applications a major step forward. Flexible light guides made up of high purity PURAVIS® optical glass fibers as well as innovative light sources ensure that objects are precisely illuminated. SCHOTT also offers SCHOTT NEXTERION® substrates that are able to adhere to DNA, proteins, or cells for microarrays.

  • An Interior Skyline: Automotive Ambient Lighting
    An Interior Skyline: Automotive Ambient Lighting

    The driving experience has recently grown from a form of transportation from point A to point B into a safe space of leisure and activity. Equipping the automobile with ambient lighting can create an entirely new sense of space. SCHOTT has developed an array of fiber optic components specifically for such lighting concepts.

  • Seat Illumination Brochure

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers LED and fiber optic lighting systems for cabin interior designs for airlines. Two available technical options for design lighting include a pure LED solution, and a combination of LED and fiber optics. Through the technical approach of having light guides and light sources separated, customized illumination can be created even if space is limited. SCHOTT’s flexible modular reading lamp system offers cabin designers maximum flexibility and minimal risk.

  • SCHOTT® High Resolution Image Inversion Brochure
    SCHOTT® High Resolution Image Inversion Brochure

    SCHOTT offers fiber optic image inverters that are primarily used in night vision image intensifier tubes, as well as any other application requiring the correction of an inverted image. These image inverters flip the image 180 degrees, minimizing the size and complexity of a night vision eyepiece assembly.

  • SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure
    SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure

    The Universal Light Guide features excellent transmission and a long lifetime, making it ideal for endoscopy and other demanding medical illumination applications. These light guides are extremely versatile and may be used with various endoscopes and light sources through the use of threaded proximal and distal end tips.

  • The Inner Beauty: Creating Ambience For Automotive Interiors
    The Inner Beauty: Creating Ambience For Automotive Interiors

    Consumer requirements for the interior of vehicles continuously grow and change with the times. High-tech glass and fiber optics are creating a distinct ambience and are opening the door to new possibilities for automotive designers. The challenge occurs when there is a need to keep the overall weight of the vehicle as low as possible to keep electric cars running longer.

  • Clinical Diagnostics Brochure
    Clinical Diagnostics Brochure

    Modern laboratories rely on robust lighting systems, especially with fiber optics and various light sources, to conduct tests within clinical diagnostic instruments. SCHOTT offers components that add versatility to analytical instruments that contribute to technological advancements in diagnostics. They also offer long-term experience in the medical industry, ISO quality management, a global network of experts, and the highest level of supply reliability. By combining SCHOTT knowledge and expertise with customer ideas, innovative products are derived on a complete optical design analysis.

  • PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers Brochure
    PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers Brochure

    The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications, and are manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner. The PURAVIS glass optical fibers feature a lower color shift so that illuminated objects retain their natural color, and low dispersion resulting in illumination with high color uniformity.