First Light Lamps Ltd will once again increase its production capacity from the factory closing on Friday 20th December 2019, to when it reopens on Thursday the 2nd January 2020.

While not the longest serving person in the Flashlamp industry I have been around a few years now and have at numerous exhibitions and events around the world have heard multiple times about how diode and fibre laser will completely replace the need for lamps in the next few years! While we all accept the change, there are still positives to be taken;

While we no longer see lamp pumped systems for marking systems, and the industrial pulsed laser is in decline, though lamps still play a major roll in industrial laser for certain applications (high peak energy applications). There is still a need for lamps for legacy systems! the growth for lamps is and will very firmly be in the Medical and Aesthetic markets.

Again, there is an argument that diodes within the Medical and Aesthetic markets as the latest trend. Again, this sounds like the doom and gloom stories of the laser industrial market suggesting that all lamps will be gone within 5 years! The feel I have from the market is just that, diode is a trend, however lamps are here to stay due to their versatility of treatment, lower costs when comparing system and the ROI.

As First Light Lamps is set to expand once again this very much shows that we as a company are fully committed to the investment of producing high quality products for use in the photonics industry.

First Light Lamps will increase its production area by an additional 180sq meters. This will mean that we will increase our lamp assembly area by over 50%, with an increase of around 200% for our lamp pump department. The lamp assembly area will also have a brand-new filtered temperature-controlled air system which will allow for a positive pressure clean room environment, which will provide the highest possible standard for the assembly of flash lamps.

As First Light recently announced the winning of its single largest scheduled order from a customer, and the expansion of it is production First Light Lamps truly believe the need for flash lamps is here to stay for a good few years yet.

Firstlight Lamps take producing flashlamps very seriously, so when we hear that another company is producing and passing off lower quality lamps as our product we investigate.

After much investigation we feel we would very much like to take a moment to remind our customers of how Firstlight Lamps supply it’s lamps to its customers.

Firstlight Lamps are all supplied in either 18″, 13″ or 7″ off white boxes, and the boxes are clearly marked with flag of the United Kingdom, and will have a blue foam insert inside. Below is a picture showing the 13″ and 7″ boxes.

We would like to ask our customers if for any reason you are offered Firstlight Lamps that are not supplied in boxes the same as the above, and the lamps are marked for an F number to please contact as right away either via our website contact page, or email [email protected]

We would like to thank our customers for their continued support

Firstlight Lamps are pleased to confirm that in conjunction with its distributor Shanghai Caiwei Electron Technology Co Ltd it will once again be exhibiting at Laser World of Photonics China at booth OW6.6513

Firstlight Lamps and Shanghai Caiwei Electron Technology very mush hope you can join us at our booth, and would be very happy to discuss your requirements for high quality flashlamps for your photonic applications

Firstlight lamps are pleased to announce that once again we will be exhibiting at the world leading  SPIE Photonics West exhibition held each year in San Francisco.

The team can be located at booth 5159, so please get in contact via [email protected] to arrange a meeting to discuss your high quality flashlamp requirements for your photonic applications.

With assistance from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the LEADER Programme, First Light has successfully completed the build of a 270m2 mezzanine across our Production floor.

This has enabled us to continue the growth in our manufacturing capability by employing more people and building new equipment. We have also created a bespoke engineering area and secure stores.
Our aim is to continue the growth in First Light and employ more people from the local Cambridgeshire Fens area thus reducing our leadtime and offering our customers fast and efficient support.

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First Light Lamps Ltd. will be exhibiting at The Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas, USA. The exhibition takes place between 6 Jul – 8 Jul 2018. Booth No. 332

First Light Lamps Ltd. will be exhibiting at Dubai Derma. The exhibition takes place between 19 Mar – 21 Mar 2018.

First Light Lamps Ltd. will be exhibiting at Laser World of Phonics China in Shanghai. The exhibition takes place between 14 Mar – 16-Mar 2018.

First Light Lamps Ltd. will be exhibiting at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. The exhibition takes place between 30 Jan – 01 February 2018.

First Light Lamps Ltd. will be exhibiting at Laser World of Photonics Munich 2017. The exhibition takes place between 26 – 29 June 2017.

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