Frequently Asked Questions
Designing a new lighting system or component starts with the Feasibility stage. A design and engineering team comes up with potential approaches to meet your needs and assesses the pros and cons of each. An experienced team is fast and can provide a predictable cost of development. The feasibility and definition of a new system idea usually takes between 30 and 80 hours, depending on the complexity of design, number of custom components, product safety requirements, and documentation.
Experienced and integrated product Design/Engineering teams in North America have rates from $125 to $400 USD dollars per hour. Our location in the Cleveland area allows us to offer hourly rates near the lower end of this scale. We will start by providing a customized Concept Design budget, based on your project’s specific needs.
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Depending on how complex your new product design is, it will take from 2 to 6 months to complete our first 4 stages of the development process. Your design idea goes from discovery/feasibility to engineering and 3D prototyping & user testing. It is then possible to develop multiple manufacturing solutions to meet your geographical, quality, regulatory and pricing needs.
Our creative team will find a solution that differentiates your product and delivers a desired result or aesthetic, at the target business cost.
Need help to manufacture?
Our manufacturing setup experts (with experience producing lighting systems and components) will help you identify and secure trusted production capabilities onshore and/or offshore as your project objectives require. We can facilitate the process or produce the finished product for you.
Need help with your first pilot product build?
We set this up for you and fine tune product quality during the initial production batch builds and on to continuous production. Whether you want to keep you overhead structure low or develop internal production capability our process ensures we bring value as your trusted production or partner or as your transition specialist to an internal/external production team.
NDA’s ensure confidentiality for both parties during conversations. We provide a mutual NDA where the terms apply to both parties. If your organization has an NDA that requires our signature, we can handle this through email.
Yes, we can help you create what you need for your project. We have deep experience producing components and finished products for customers in Phototherapy, Automotive, Surgical, Medical Device, Aerospace, HMI, and Other Transportation. We also offer in-house production capabilities (feel free to check out our proprietary technologies) and we can outsource production too.
No, all we need is the idea in your head. We offer an add on brainstorming session with our expert engineers who can help bring your project to life. If you have any design ideas, drawings, files, etc., please bring them so our team can get a better idea of what you're looking to create.
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