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Lighting holographic optical elements grow in 2015, says IHMA

15 January 2015

The hologram industry is expected to see substantial growth in the production of holographic optical elements (HOEs) for use in lighting, as well as for general lighting control.

Ian Lancaster, the general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), says his industry is meeting end-user needs due to the technology’s adaptability and capacity to push the boundaries of innovation and add value.

Turning to HOEs, which take advantage of holograms’ ability to control light, the growth of LEDs is stimulating the adoption of holograms to provide better control of their emitted light.

They are being used to diffuse and ‘smooth’ the light from arrays of LEDs which are now being used in display and domestic environments, while they are also being used to focus and shape the light.

Similarly, with LEDs in use as vehicle rear lights and brake lights HOEs are also being used to enhance the emitted light. Meanwhile, HOEs also have an important role in vehicle instrumentation and improving the image on small and large format LCD and OLED displays.

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) - www.ihma.org - is made up of more than 90 of the world's leading hologram companies. IHMA members are the leading producers and converters of holograms for banknote security, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world. IHMA member companies actively cooperate to maintain the highest professional, security and quality standards.

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Issued on behalf of the IHMA by Mitchell Halton Watson Ltd. For further details contact Andy Bruce on +44 (0) 191 233 1300 or email andy@mhwpr.co.uk