Project Description


Luminys – High Speed Photography

Contextual Research, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial

Shining a Light on High-Speed Photography

Luminys Systems Corp. is a leading manufacturer of high-intensity lighting systems for precise, quality imaging, including products for motion picture and television production, live events, entertainment venues, high-speed testing applications, and other industrial and professional uses. Luminys tasked Nectar with developing an advanced lighting system fixture that would address lighting needs associated with high-speed photography used at test facilities and for other applications.

150,000-watt Output and Flicker-Free

The new lighting system fixture had to resolve the common problems related to the amount and quality of light required to shoot high-speed photography. Each fixture had to accommodate high-intensity lights of up to 150,000 watts and eliminate flickers at high speeds.

Optimized Lighting for High-Speed Imaging

Development of the SunSource Lighting System adds an important solution to the Luminys product offering. The 30-amp, 150,000-watt high-speed lighting system operates at both extremely cold and hot temperatures, reflects light around a subject for capturing fine details, and is flicker-free up to 1 million frames per second. Not only does the SunSource Lighting System advance the quality of high-speed photography in test facilities, such as those used for crash testing, it also provides portable units for optimal lighting and improved imaging in any high-speed application.

Integrating Lighting with Reflector System

Nectar developed all aspects of the SunSource Lighting System, which increases available light and depth of field to enable improved imaging in any high-speed application. An important Nectar contribution was the integration of the fixture with a new proprietary reflector system to soften the light so that it wraps around objects, fills in shadows, and decreases hot spots. Nectar also innovated a mobile ground unit fixture, which is used to position individual lighting units around a subject, as well as a convenient battery storage system for use with the SunSource Lighting System.