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Solid State Lighting Assembly

Generally considered assemblies constructed of light sources emitted via solid-state electroluminescence via PLED's (polymer light-emitting diodes) or LED's (light-emitting diodes) instead of gas, plasma (fluorescent lamps), or electrical filaments (incandescent lights).


Solid State Lighting Assemblypresent many notable advantages over compact fluorescent (CFL) or incandescent lighting technologies. Benefits in terms of energy savings and environmental savings can be gained via Solid State Lighting (SSL) technologies. SSL systems consume less energy (up to 90%) than incandescent bulbs, reducing electricity consumption by 50% or more and last more than 20 times longer than fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs provide about 1,000 hours of life, while a SSL (LED) can last over 50,000 hours. This results in a reduction of maintenance costs and overall environmental waste.

Another advantage of SSL is its resistance to vibration and shock; this gives it superior durability. Control over intensity is also possible with a Solid State Lighting Assembly whereas it is not with CFL based products. In contrast with CFL (compact fluorescent bulbs), SSL's turn on instantly with no delay. Solid State Lighting Assembly technology also allows control over color—a feature not present with incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. SSL's are free of mercury and therefore lack the potential health risks that CFL's pose by containing this hazardous element. SSL technology also provides superior light output quality, with a minimum of infrared and ultraviolet radiation.


Solid State Lighting Assemblies have many applications. SSL lamps can serve as replacements for screw-in incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs. These can be provided in the standard shape of a light bulb with a bi-pin base and M16 shape, a GU10 (bayonet socket), a bi-pin cap (GU5.3), or an Edison screw base.

SSL Assemblies can be used for general lighting (commercial, residential, indoor/outdoor, etc.), but also have many specialty uses, such as grow lights for agricultural applications, safety, street lamps, etc.

How does Optima differentiata itself from the competition?

Optima Technology Associates, provides support for all steps in the product design and manufacturing process for SSL applications. This includes: engineering design, PCB manufacturing, PCB assembly, light fixture assembly, testing, qualification, and logistics support. We are flexible and responsive, providing global resources paired with local support since 1995. Optima’s US-based offices are close to you, promoting client synergy & connection to our cost-effective manufacturing facilities.