In 2021, Glint continued improvements to various part designs and processes to improve manufacturability, yield, and cost. Glint completed both product and pilot line certification of their track-mounted Hero product through Intertek. The pilot line has been up and running since November 2021, producing several hundred fixtures for both customer sales and internal marketing and engineering purposes. Learning though low-rate initial production has resulted in substantial improvements to the product design, bringing costs in line with (an even below) initial targets. In 2022, Glint certified other mounting configurations for Hero which are also under development (e.g., monopoint, recessed ceiling mounted) which need to be certified separately as they fall under different regulatory standards. The Glint Hero lighting fixture line is now in production and enjoying widespread sales. The company has built out the product line to encompass multiple forms and mounting configurations to serve a wide variety of applications. The fixture continues to win industry accolades for its unique features, technology, and design. It sets a new standard for beam control, simplicity of installation, and economic utilization of materials and energy.
Glint Photonics has pioneered revolutionary high-efficiency solid-state lighting products that use proprietary optical designs to provide precise control over light distribution, greatly increasing the amount of light that is delivered to the intended target and reducing unpleasant glare. The production scale-up work will focus on Glint's Hero family of luminaires. The objectives are (1) to refine the product design for production, focusing on improvements to manufacturability, quality, and cost; (2) to develop and qualify manufacturing processes, and build Glint's organizational capability to manage pilot production quality and operations; and (3) establish, qualify, and certify a pilot production line in partnership with a California-based contract manufacturer. At the conclusion of the project, the recipient will be ready to begin low-rate pilot production of Hero products and will have a strong foundation in place for scaling to mass production over time.
Customers will enjoy a variety of benefits, including: better lighting distribution, less time spent on re-aiming lighting (e.g., product displays, event centers, and galleries), and ability to remotely adjust scene-lighting.
This system lowers costs by saving energy and by reducing the number of luminaires that need to be installed in a particular space.
Key Project Members
Whipsaw Industrial Design and Engineering
Glint Photonics, Inc.