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Excelitas Technologies provides innovative, customized optoelectronics and advanced electronic systems to a global customer base of leading OEMs seeking high-performance, market-driven technology solutions. We are committed to enabling our OEM customers’ success in their markets and applications.

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), CurX™ UV-LED Module
for Printing and Curing, Short Arc Xenon Lighting (Cermax® Xenon), Flash Lamps. 

Detection:  Photonic Detectors, Thermal Infrared Detectors, Emitters,
CCD Cameras and Imagers.  

Advanced Electronic Systems:  Frequency Standards/Atomic Clocks, Energetic Safety Systems, Power Supplies, High-Energy Switching.

Beyond our portfolio of high-performance, enabling technologies, our tagline embodies the spirit of Excelitas: ENGAGE. ENABLE. EXCEL.

At Excelitas, we engage with our customers in collaborative engineer-to-engineer relationships. Our engineers are involved early in product design cycles, helping our customers to accelerate their new product introductions.

With our broad applications expertise and innovative technology solutions, we enable a diverse set of applications including surgical suite lighting, thermometry, molecular imaging, home security systems, energy-efficient indoor climate control systems, defense and space applications.

Our customized, market-driven solutions for each of our OEM customers’ unique system requirements—coupled with a focus on excellence in all aspects of product performance, quality, reliability, delivery and service—help our OEM customers to excel in their end-markets and applications.


From solid state to Xenon, Excelitas’ broad portfolio of customized lighting offerings serves diverse markets including medical and dental lighting, analytical instrumentation, safety lighting, defense lighting, space lighting, entertainment lighting, printing and curing, and a variety of industrial applications.

LEDs are driving change in many different industries and Excelitas is a leader in Custom LED Solutions for specialty applications. While all LED designs have energy-efficiency in common, every solid state lighting application is different and each OEM customer has unique requirements. Whether the goal is reducing power consumption, reducing heat output, meeting tight candela requirements, long life, high CRI, adhering to tough regulatory requirements—or all of these objectives—Excelitas delivers the appropriate Custom LED Solution.  

You may have come to know us through our pulsed Xenon and short arc Xenon capabilities since we first commercialized the technology in the 1940s for “freeze motion” applications. Today, Excelitas is the largest Xenon flash lamp supplier in the world. Our trusted Cermax® Xenon brand is providing perfect, bright white light to surgical suites across the world. The most recent addition to our lighting offierings is the CurX™ UV-LED Module for Printing and Curing, which incorporates LED technology from Nichia. CurX™ delivers up to 50 percent higher irradiance than other products on the market, and features an ultra compact design for easy integration.


A leader in infrared sensing, we have gained worldwide recognition for the design and production of high-performance pyroelectric detectors, thermopile detectors and sensor modules which contribute to safeguarding homes, conserving energy, and providing comfort. Excelitas’ thermopile and pyroelectric infrared detectors are used for applications as diverse as digital thermometers, motion sensors, and indoor climate control systems (HVAC). The company has strong brand names in the thermal infrared detection space including its DigiPyro® Family and its new DigiPile® Family.

In addition to our IR sensors for motion and presence detection, Excelitas’ safety and security offerings include solutions for smoke detection, X-ray safety scanning, and military laser warning receivers.

Excelitas’ low light level detection solutions—dubbed L3D—leverages the company’s growing range of photon detection technologies and products including avalanche photodiodes (APDs), single photon counting modules (SPCMs), and silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs), ideally suited to applications including confocal microscopy, fluorescence and luminescence, molecular/PET imaging, particle sizing, quantum cryptography, and research and scientific instrumentation.


Excelitas is a leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced electronic systems for high-reliability applications within the defense and aerospace, security, industrial, and medical markets. With 60 years of experience, we have built a proven heritage of leadership integrating advanced technology components into systems for some of the world’s most demanding applications. Our solutions are found in a diverse range of smart systems that safeguard lives and protect critical resources.

From cargo screening to communication and radar systems, we specialize in custom power solutions where unique form factors and unique performance requirements are needed. Our energetic safety products include a diverse array of pyrotechnic devices, cartridge and propellant actuated devices, optical initiators, electronic safe arm devices, firing modules, and rocket motor initiation safety devices which provide precise control of energetic applications. Excelitas is also a leader in frequency standards for global navigation satellite systems.

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