PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL)
PSL is a Scottish company based in St Andrews, Fife - a spin off company from the University of St Andrews. PSL has innovation at its core with a team of experienced physicists and engineers whose extensive background and experience has been gained in the research and development of leading edge technology and product creation.
LIGHTPATH- Fibre Illumination System for Challenging Subsea Environments
PSL most recent development is LIGHTPATH a patented fibre illumination system.
- The concept is based on side-emitting optical fibre
- Creates a continuous and flexible line of light only
- The product is 5mm diameter and typically 75m in length
- Lightpath carries only light and no electrical power
This unique concept creating a continuous line of light primarily at or near the human eye peak sensitivity resulting in a non-intrusive background light until it is required in the dark.
Innovation - PSL approach is to innovate in light related systems covering a wide spectrum including subsea, marine, aquaculture, algae growth, communications through to industrial and domestic lighting systems for way finding and escape routes in difficult or hazardous and challenging conditions.
Applications - Cover the spectrum, from domestic lighting to the extremes of challenging, hazardous and subsea environments. The systems can be left in a 24/7 ‘always on’ state with battery back-up if mains should fail and targeted 5 years use. Alternatively the system can be modulated to highlight emergency state or that system is on battery stand-by operation.
Award-winning - PhotoSynergy received the Subsea UK Innovation for Safety Award in 2014 for its significant contribution to safety.