The difference between an optical lens and a reflector lies in its professional matching. Among them, optical lens has higher requirements for professional matching, while reflective cup has no corresponding requirements.
"The lenses we produce will have professional matching. For example, lenses adapted to light sources from brands such as Philips, Osram and Samsung will not be applicable when applied to other packaged light products. Even if a lucky match is made, the spot and Angle of the light will change completely." Dongguan Xiangshun optics Co., LTD. General manager Ms. Huang said. The reflective cup does not have the requirements to adapt to, including the light source of the brand manufacturer, the light source of low-end manufacturers, it can be applicable, can achieve the true sense of "compatible".
At the same time, there are two different groups of customers who prefer LED lens and reflective cup. For some lighting enterprises transforming from traditional incandescent lamps and energy-saving lamps, they prefer reflective cups, while for some enterprises entering the lighting field from LED upper and middle reaches, they prefer LED lens.
"It's just a matter of choice, and the boundaries are not so clear, because in the manufacturing process, we'll even see the lens and the reflector combined, and it makes sense in practice." Ms. Huang, general manager of Dongguan Xiangshun Optical Technology Co., LTD., said that for the choice of lens and reflective cup, each enterprise will have different emphasis, which needs to be specific in combination with the characteristics of their own products.
However, the environmental protection problems in the production process of reflective cups can not be ignored. Electroplating is inevitably used in the processing of reflective cups, and the electrolyte discharge and heavy metal pollution caused by electroplating are serious. Therefore, there are also many people in the industry calling for the cancellation of the industrial production of reflective cups, in order to achieve green lensing production. As a result, lenses are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly and in line with future trends.
However, now many electroplating plants have been quietly in the transformation. They are promoting a more environmentally friendly "green plating" process that is said to significantly reduce heavy metals and chemicals in the traditional plating process. Therefore, we also firmly believe that the traditional electroplating industry on a healthier development path, may give the reflective cup industry a more green future.
Optical application industry is more extensive, it can not only be used for lighting, but also can be used in cars, security, medical treatment, stage and so on where light is involved. In the field of lighting, optical manufacturers often have to do is to control the light, there are two main roles, one is to do arbitrary control, refers to which dozen; Second, reduce glare and improve efficiency; These are generally achieved through optical devices such as lenses and reflective cups. But reflectors and lenses are not good or bad devices, just different applications. Where these two go in the future depends on how the app market evolves. At present, reflective cups are mainly used for basic lighting and wall washing lighting, while lenses focus on key lighting.
What needs to be paid attention to is that at present, indoor lighting has changed from focusing on eating enough to eating well, and brightness can be fully satisfied, while how to reduce glare and provide comfortable and healthy light is the key. And in outdoor, in the past two years, urban lighting is hot, showing a trend of rapid growth, coupled with the mature application of LED technology. This is a great boon for optical enterprises.
Therefore, in the lamp application market, the life of reflective cup and lens depends on their application characteristics, and will be neck and neck at present. In the future, in order to seek market differentiation, coupled with the continuous development and upgrading of the two optical devices, there are other possibilities.
But from xiang Shun's point of view, whether we're using reflectors or lenses, that's what we've been doing -- I'm there to make light go around.