Micro Lens Arrays (MLAs) and Grey-Scale Photolithography

Andrew Finch, Brightview Technologies


March 14, 2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am EST

Credits 1 LU | Elective


Gain a comprehensive grasp of MLAs’ impact on function and performance, as we examine their ability to finely control light emission and distribution, optimizing energy efficiency and illumination quality. Discuss real-world applications and use cases that harness the power of MLAs, from architectural projects to industrial environments.

Discover how the integration of MLAs into lighting design has enabled a wide range of new lighting products with complex light distributions and luminaire geometries. In addition, as MLAs enable sleeker/thinner form factors, their implementation has led to more sustainable practices through waste reduction. Delve into the value of quick-turn engineering iterations and testing within the design process enabled by grey-scale photolithographic production tooling methods.

Attendees should have a basic understanding of lighting design and the application space.


  • Understanding the impact on function and performance of lighting design that MLAs can achieve
  • Gain insight on applications and use cases currently utilizing MLAs
  • Valuing the importance of fast design cycle times and benefit of quick iterations and testing
  • Explore how, as MLAs’ push towards thinner form factors, their positive effect on sustainability and reduction of waste


Andrew Finch
Andrew Finch
VP Product and Technology Development
Brightview Technologies

Andy has over 30 years of technical and leadership experience in optics industries comprising lasers, telecom fiber-optic components and high-precision optical metrology. Prior to joining Brightview, Andy was Director of Engineering at ZYGO Corporation and held several senior engineering management and business development roles at JDS Uniphase. He has a long track record of developing engineering teams and implementing business systems that enable successful introduction of highly innovative technologies into high-volume production.

Andy earned a BA degree in Physics at Oxford University, England and both a MSc in Optoelectronic Devices and a PhD in Ultrafast Lasers from St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Scroll to Top