Underwater Imaging

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Learn more about the use and scientific advancement of lights and cameras in underwater imaging.

1 05, 2011

LEDs are Now the Choice for Underwater Lights

2019-02-08T00:22:49+00:00May 1st, 2011|Underwater Imaging|

Properly designed underwater LED lights can be “plug & play” replacements for halogen lights. They can operate using the same wide choice of connectors, the same input power (120VAC or low voltage DC), and the same dimming controls (variable voltage or phase control dimming) as the halogen lights that they replace. This makes it easy for underwater operators to significantly upgrade the lighting that they use without encountering complex or costly changes in the process.

20 05, 2010

Advanced Underwater LED Power Supply and Light Control

2017-02-03T20:03:10+00:00May 20th, 2010|Technical Resources, Underwater Imaging|

While great attention is given to LED solid state devices during their rapid evolution, they are just one component in a larger electronic circuit. LEDs are tiny, fragile devices that will be easily damaged if allowed to overheat or if exposed to excessive voltage or currents. These devices need an external electronic circuit, commonly called a driver, to safely control the power applied to them. This article will look at the driver circuitry behind the light emitters.

14 12, 2009

Color Purity of LEDs

2019-01-10T17:53:02+00:00December 14th, 2009|Technical Resources, Underwater Imaging|

The term “Color Purity” often invites inquiries from customers viewing the spectral graphs generated by our integrating sphere. Color Purity was specifically created for LEDs with the 1997 CIE 127 Document and does not apply to any other type of light source, such as HID, HMI, CFL, or incandescent.

20 06, 2009

Recent Advances in Deep Sea LEDs for the Offshore Industry

2017-02-03T20:04:35+00:00June 20th, 2009|Underwater Imaging|

Manned vehicles, ROVs, and Saturation Divers are adopting Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as powerful and durable light sources. Developments continue to follow the rapid evolution of LEDs for general topside illumination. Our engineers have devised compact ocean optics, both reflectors and lenses. Successful pressure compensation of both LEDs and driver electronics foretell future designs in diver and vehicle lighting.

1 12, 2008

Displacing Darkness: Lights in the Deep Sea

2017-02-03T20:05:13+00:00December 1st, 2008|Underwater Imaging|

Our line of underwater lights are used around the world by the most demanding end users in the earth's most extreme environments, including hot water hydrothermal vents, high pressure ocean trenches, radioactive nuclear storage facilities, and biohazardous sewage treatment plants.

20 10, 2008

Advances in High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes in Underwater Applications

2017-02-03T20:09:45+00:00October 20th, 2008|Underwater Imaging|

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) continue to make headway in the undersea world as efficient and durable light sources. Undersea lighting designers continue to follow the rapid development of LEDs for general commercial illumination. In addition to improvements in LED technology, electronic drivers have become more compact and increasingly efficient, providing options to end users for thermal roll-back, dimming, AC/DC, or variable voltage input with constant current output.

20 02, 2008

Application of High Power Light Emitting Diodes for Submerged Illumination

2017-02-03T20:10:11+00:00February 20th, 2008|Underwater Imaging|

High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes (HB-LEDs) are a reliable, efficient, compact, and robust light source for underwater applications including diver, ROV, AUV, free vehicle, and manned submersible platforms. LED lights are capable of single color or full daylight spectrum, offering unique solutions to oil field and other commercial problems.