Smart Vision Lights is a leader in developing and manufacturing machine vision lights for the advanced lighting industry. Our products feature high current LEDs and an intelligent driver in every light. As a premium vendor, Smart Vision Lights offers innovative solutions for machine visions and automation camera applications. This industry leader is also the pioneer behind universal internal current-control drivers for strobed operations.

Innovative Machine Vision Lighting Solutions

Smart Vision Lights has been leading the way in the manufacturing sector for more than a decade, and Gibson Engineering is proud to partner with this company as one of our premium product vendors. When you work with our team, we'll guide you step by step to the right Smart Vision light for your next vision application.

Smart Vision Lights Product Solutions

Smart Vision Lights provides various lighting solutions designed to fit the needs of manufacturers.

Bar lights


Bar Lights, also known as Linear Array Lights, offer both bright field and dark field illumination, depending on angle of incidence with respect to the object of interest. Connect-a-Light Series of Linear Lights allow you to daisy-chain multiple lights together to increase overall length. The Connect-a-Light series also features an integrated constant current driver and a continuous operation mode.

washdown lights

Smart Vision Lights washdown series features a 100% waterproof stainless-steel enclosure specially designed for the food industry and washdown environments where water and harsh detergents are present. Food industry applications may include checking kegs for damage, reading ink-printed data codes and illuminating packaging for picking and placing.


Backlighting provides an area of uniform illumination, oriented behind the object of interest, primarily for creating a part silhouette of instant contrast between dark and light. It is most useful for edge detection, part location/orientation or presence/absence, hole detection and object gauging. In pharmaceuticals, backlighting may be used to verify bandages in sterile wrappers after packaging.

ring lights

Dark field ring lights provide illumination that is projected at a shallow angle to the imaging surface, 45 degrees or less. Typical applications include reflective flat surface defect or edge detection. Bright field ring lights provide illumination directly onto an object, at angles of incidence above 45 degrees from horizontal, creating distinct shadows or general purpose illumination depending on subjects features. Ring lighting can be useful in the electronics industry for inspecting bump area, position and diameter in a semiconductor.

dome lights

Smart Vision Lights dome lights provide diffuse lighting, also known as “cloudy-day illumination”. Reflected light provides non-directional, soft illumination that is free of shadowing. This effect is well suited for inspecting highly specular, and curved objects, but at close working distances. Dome lights can be useful for close inspection of automotive components with curves and intricate topography.

spot lights

Spot or projector lights are typically characterized as general-purpose illuminators. They may be used to create both bright field and dark field effects, depending on the light angle of incidence. Smart Vision projector lights offer maximized light output for high-level visibility.

line scan lights

The Line High-Power (LCHP) Series line scan lights project a fixed-focus line with clearly defined edges. The innovative design of the LCHP Series light allows this product to project a fixed focus line with clear define edges. The LHCP is passive with no fan and silently puts out 250,000 lux. Available in two length sizes, 300 mm and 600 mm.


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llm controller


The LLM LED light manager from Smart Vision Lights can drive multiple lights of virtually any type or up to four individual zones or channels within an integrated photometric or multispectral ring light solution. Each program can contain up to six sequences with up to four lights set to continuous on, off, any intensity level in between, and even OverDrive™ strobe mode. The LLM LED Light Manager connects to your computer with an ethernet cable and uses its browser-based interface for light programming. The controller supports specialized photometric stereo software.

dadl controller

The DADL Controller easily tunes colors for the DADL75 to assist in fine-tuning colors. The DADL75 Series was designed as a multi-color inspection light. Its exceptional uniformity and an intense output design make the DADL75 Series a perfect lighting solution for applications that require variable intensities with multiple color options or any product inspection process involving a highly reflective finish.

4wmd controller

The 4WMD is a four-channel external driver developed for multi-wavelength lights. The 4WMD permits up to four individual wavelengths to be controlled independently of each other. This external driver includes Multi-Drive™, which allows a single channel to drive LEDs in continuous operation or OverDrive™ strobe mode separate from the other channels. At the front of the driver, you can find a tuning location for each output channel. Make quick adjustments as needed using these tuning locations, and adjust wavelengths for continuous operation through the analog input channels.

4zmd controller

The 4ZMD is an external driver with four individual built-in channels, allowing control of up to four zones within a single light or four individual lights with no built-in drivers. Users can set different intensity levels for each zone channel because they act independently of each other. Also, depending on the channel’s configuration, intensity controls can adjust the intensity for either continuous operation or OverDrive™ strobe mode. The 4ZMD works with the LLM LED Light Manager to support continuous operation and varying any intensity levels for each channel.



Smart Vision Lights has Diffuser kits available. A diffuser is used to homogenize lighting structure by distributing source light over a scattering/translucent area to produce an effective light-emitting surface. This is useful for illuminating shiny surfaces or large areas, where source direction and structure can pose a limitation for imaging systems. Smart Vision Lights’ standard diffusers are usable with all visible wavelengths.

polarizer filters

Polarizing filters are used to help to reduce specular reflections from shiny, nonmetal surfaces. Smart Vision Lights’ polarizer material has a typical transmission of about 40% while blocking about 60% of the light not in the plane of polarization. The polarizer is placed in front of the light and is available as an option with our visible wavelength lights.

bandpass filters

Bandpass filters allow you to control what your camera is seeing with greater contrast and a higher transmission for a reduced cost when compared to the conventional interference filter. Ideal for LED or laser diode application use. Common bandpass stock ranges from 25.5, 27, 30.5 and 46 mm.

intensity control

The IVP-C1 inline manual intensity control module offers the option to externally control the intensity of a light via the 270-degree potentiometer. The inline adapter comes with one male and one female 5-pin M12 connector. Cable length from end to end is approximately 2 meters. Din rail mountable. Compatible with continuous operation, OverDrive™ strobe mode and Multi-Drive™ lights.

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Our Vision Lab Process

Gibson Engineering offers a highly trained team of engineers as well as decades of experience and state-of-the-art lab equipment to prove your machine vision project. With a proof of concept, you can improve your confidence in project specifications, increase your return on investment (ROI) and mitigate risk.

vision lab

Our vision lab evaluation is a four-step process:

  1. Define requirements: Our engineers develop an understanding of your specifications, from physical constraints and field of view to cycle time and inspection criteria.
  2. Send us parts: You send us your components for review. Then, our engineers conduct a parts evaluation, determine inspection requirements and consider any variables that will lead to successful project deployment.
  3. Proof of concept: Our team of engineers uses a series of real-world simulations to create an evaluation report and inspection time analysis based on parts performance. The tests include various lighting, resolutions and lensing options. We test your parts against your specific parameters to measure success.
  4. Review the results: With a proof of concept, we develop a thorough quotation with the recommended hardware for your machine vision project. We provide job files, sample images and application feedback for your reference.

Contact Us to Test Smart Vision Lights for Your Next Application

Gibson Engineering's team of award-winning engineers serves customers throughout the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic. From our headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts, we provide solutions for a variety of business fields, from robotics to machine vision. Gibson Engineering puts more than seven decades of experience to work for you to provide smart vision products and evaluation services.

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