Lumistrips production facility in Germany

Production facility in Germany

Our new Flex production line in Germany will expand your possibilities, with new materials used in reel-to-reel manufacturing

In our new Flex production line in Germany we deployed the innovative manufacturing technology of plasma direct metallization, to turn flexible substrates into electrical conductive and solderable circuit boards, even those that before have not been suitable for an assembly with electronic components.

Our new Flex production line in Germany

With this patented process, the new materials we use as base for our LED strips and modules will open up many new application possibilities in the lighting industry and beyond.

 With this patented process, the new materials we use as base for our LED strips and modules will open up many new application possibilities in the lighting industry and beyond.

A new material is the solderable flexible paper, as used in the Paper-Flex, a cost effective PCB that is open to diffusion and therefore ideal for large-area applications such as wallpaper or advertising spaces.

Paper-Flex is a reel of luminous, flexible paper, with an amazing lenght of 24.85 m and surface area of 8.69 square meters, that will light up at once from a 24VDC transformer. 

Using solderable flexible PET is another innovation, as in the case of the extremly bright Z-Flex980 LED strip. The PET is a plastic cheaper than polyimide, with very good strength, high resilience and low weight. 

The Z-Flex980 LED sheet can bring intense light to wide surfaces with its wallpaper like design, with fast and easy installation. Very luminous lighting fixtures can be created. One reel of Z-Flex980 is 5.6m long and powered at 24VDC will light up at once.

PET is also used as PCB in the Z-Flex540, a 20 mm wide LED strip for building extremely bright linear fixtures with minimum assembly work due to the Zhang-compatible dimensions and plug and play design, with connectors. The Z-Flex540 is available in reel format, 5.6m long with 20 modules and can be cut at every 28 cm, which is the shortest possible length. Each module functions at a low voltage of 8.25V and respects the SELV standard.   

 

 

We also use the latest in LED technology, such as the new Color Tunable Series from Nichia, a game-changing single surface, tunable white LED that allow the user to smoothly transition color temperature from warm white to cold white.

 The new LumiFlex560 LED Strip is the first flexible LED produced with the groundbreaking 2-in-1 Tunable White LEDs from Nichia. An integrated linear control also ensures that the brightness remains constant throughout the 5m reel.  

 

Our new reel-to-reel production line offers many advantages, from delivering customs designs without the error of soldering to the use of new base materials that make new designs possible, with easier handling, installation and transportation.


Reel-to-reel production. Multiple advantages. New LED lighting opportunities.

Our professional LED Strips and Modules use LEDs from market leaders

We develop and produce our LED strips at a state of the art facility in Germany, with the highest quality standards and by using only LEDs from market leaders such as Nichia, Samsung or Toshiba. 

  • Nichia is the LED market leader, with over 25% market share and decades of experience. Nichia researchers invented the blue and white LED production technology, also receiving the Nobel Prize for this achievement. Nichia LEDs are the most efficient (200 lm / w efficacy), durable (> 100,000 hours) and are also available with unique technologies such as Optisolis, CRI98+ natural light spectrum and Rsp0a, special white light for horticulture.
  • Samsung is in the top 10 of global LED manufacturers and a well-known brand, renowned for the high performance of its products combined with the competitive price
  • Toshiba is a Japanese conglomerate with a history of more than a century, now specialized in semiconductors, electronics and hardware, with nearly 20,000 employees and an annual turnover of 40 billion USD. Toshiba has built the TRI-R technology and built the LED chips used in SunLike CRI97+ LEDs produced by Seoul Semiconductor in South Korea. With the new SunLike™ TRI-R™ technology from Toshiba-SSC (Seoul Semiconductor) and our strips and modules you can always enjoy a natural light source with the light spectrum very close to the sun.

Our strips and modules:

  • Use LEDs from top brands
  • Have superior designs
  • Use professional grade rigid or flexible PCBs for best resistance, current flow and heat transfer  
  • Perfectly match in real world applications the performance values in their datasheet
  • Have 100.000 hours lifetime*
  • Function perfectly at high temperatures that would destroy many other LEDs
  • The LEDs used have 10.000 hours lifetime L80, TM21 tests**
  • Come with a 7 years warranty***
  • Have the best luminous efficacy, including at high temperature
  • Can have a luminous flux up to 12000lm or the heighst CRI on the market CRI98+

 * for Nichia LED strips only ** for Nichia and Samsung LED strips *** for Nichia LED strips and registered projects

At the Lumistrips production facility in Germany we value the highest quality.

Our development engineers design modules and control technology according to your requirements and matched to your applications such as luminaries, inspection machines, status displays, light modules for domestic appliances and many more. In our in-house assembly line, high performance automatic placement machines by Siemens place large and small components in an extremely fast and precise way. The vapour phase soldering machine by the market leader Asscon differs from ordinary convection soldering furnaces by its extraordinarily gentle soldering process under protection gas atmosphere. This prevents oxidation and cold solder joints and improves the thermal connection of component and PCB. This is particularly advantageous for light emitting diodes, whose aging scales with the operating temperature.

The complete production process can be customised to your requirements and is to a large extent automatised. Production lots can be tracked back. accurately to the Bin. This is of particular importance for industrial applications that continually require the same brightness, colour or voltage for a long period of time. As development, procurement of materials, storage and production all take place on our premises, our process chain is cost efficient, traceable and less prone to failure. No module manufactured by us will leave our house without quality control.

Meeting our quality and safety regulations is our utmost priority! Therefore we produce without any poisonous substances and always work with ESD protective clothes and on ESD surfaces in the production area.

We are a partner you can rely on. Our production facility is certified for quality management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001. From respect for the environment it is also certified in environmental management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001. Furthermore, we commit ourselves not to use any component or substances hazardous to health or the environment in our products.

               ISO9001 quality management system

ISO 9001 quality management system.

                         OHSAS 18000 health and safety management system.

OHSAS 18000 health and safety management system.

                    ISO 14001 Environment Management System

ISO 14001 Environment Management System 

Meet the SMT production line for rigid modules.

Unequalled state-of-the-art production

Production facility in Germany

Our ISO-certified production line has been tailored specifically to the requirements of assemblies with LED technology. Nearly one million components can be processed per day in the production line.

The entire process is flexibly adaptable to the requirements and batch sizes of our customers and runs fully automatically. 

  • State-of-the-art machinery with the latest technology
  • Production of circuit boards with lengths of up to 600 mm
  • Traceability thanks to laser bar codes
  • Maximum process safety with fully automated processing
  • ISO certification


Production line step by step showcase

Laser marking station

Laser marking station

Mühlbauer WL 3000 Flying Galvo

The laser marking station applies a consecutive identification or bar code to each platform. This enables permanent and tamper-proof traceability and can be integrated into your quality assurance chain. Individual texts or data such as BIN, date of production or item number can be applied.

  • Individual marking for FR4 and aluminum circuit boards
  • Enables traceability and facilitates quality assurance
  • Saves costs in comparison with labeling

Laser marking station Nichia production line

Solder paste printer

Solder paste printer

DEK HORIZON 03IX

More than half of all defective soldering points can be traced back to the paste application. The fully automated solder paste printer from market leader DEK is the basis of high process reliability. With the Hawk-EYE paste inspection, it can be verified with a precision of within a few µm whether the soldering paste is present and was applied precisely.

  • Process-secure printing process for optimal soldering results
  • Cycle time of only a few seconds
  • The latest technology from market leader DEK

Solder paste printer Nichia production line

Automatic mounting machine

Automatic mounting machine

ASM SIPLACE D2I

The SIPLACE D2i is the centrepiece of production and offers the latest mounting technology available on the market. It processes over 30,000 components per hour. An upstream scanning system records the serial number of the assembly and the data of the parts to be mounted. Therefore, permanent tracing can determine which component was mounted on which circuit board and when. This is a basic requirement for a traceability system required in applications such as the automotive sector.

  • Complete traceability of all production data
  • Visioning system recognizing twisting, breaks, incorrect position, etc.
  • Low mounting costs with high delivery rates and reliability

Automatic mounting machine Nichia module production line

Vapor phase soldering line

Vapour phase soldering line

ASSCON VP2000 INLINE

The vapor phase soldering line offers major advantages over conventional systems. The components are heated up much more gently and consistently in an inert gas atmosphere than in convection ovens. The result is a reliable and optimized soldering pattern with minimal thermal stress. The system also requires less solder, which prevents formation of solder beads, saves money and improves the thermal connection of components to the circuit board.
  • Reduces the risk of cold solder points, bubbles and solder beads
  • Consistent solder pattern
  • Low stress and better thermal connection of components

Vapour phase soldering line Nichia module production

Automatic optical 3D inspection

Automatic optical 3D inspection

KOHYOUNG ZENITH

Errors can in serial production can be found and sorted out with the 3D-AOI system. Components that are missing or incorrectly mounted, twisted and offset, and contaminated can be reliably recognized. The 4-way projection technology enables the best possible measurement coverage for high resolution.
  • World-leading 3D measurement and inspection from KohYoung
  • Errors are identified and visualised – The causes are found quickly
  • Continuous process monitoring

Automatic optical 3D inspection Nichia module production

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