Innovative Manufacturer: Optical Illumination Corporation

Optical Illumination Corporation, Craig, CO 

Wesley Harper, President


Briefly describe your company's products and services.

Custom made LED lighting, from under cabinet and complex shaped radius showcase lighting to complete fixtures built to customer specifications.

What makes your company unique?

Each OIC LED light is a unique, hand made article that is designed specifically for the project. From simple shapes to complex curves, from basic enclosures to cast metal and shaped glass, we custom manufacture.

How does your company innovate?

To make complex shapes, we build our own machinery. To stay at the front of LED lighting advances, we do not stockpile - we buy the latest LEDs for each project.

Please describe an innovative company product, service, or process.

LED technology is moving very quickly, bringing along increasing heating issues. We designed a simple but evolvable copper heat sink manufacturing process that allows us to keep up with these changes.

What is a recent highlight of your company's success?

OIC has not attended the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but our lighting has, used for the last two years in Nikon’s booth's showcases.  We consider this a testament to our quality that Nikon, who builds some of the finest optical components in the world has chosen us to illuminate their newest products at the CES. 

What separates your company from the competition?

We do not have a warehouse full of old design (meaning months or in some cases, years old and outdated) product to sell. We use the latest LED technology so our customers get the best product we can make.

How is your company advancing your industry?

A significant barrier to the adoption of LED lighting is the lack of good dimmable powering that can interface with existing conventional lighting equipment. OIC is working on developing a flexible microprocessor based power controller that will answer this problem.  

Where do you see your company in five years?

In five years, OIC should still be making custom LED lighting, but also be  busy designing and manufacturing LED lighting power/control systems as well as providing low cost screw-in LED lighting.

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