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Welcome to New Light Industries

New Light Industries is a small research company founded in 1992 by Steve McGrew and located in Spokane, WA, USA. We are technology developers with capabilities in:

  • UV recombinations
  • Holography: origination, forensic analysis, embossing
  • e-beam nanopatterning
  • Document security technologies
  • Track & trace technologies
  • Electroforming
  • Vacuum coating
  • Laser etching/engraving
  • Optics
  • Magnetics
  • Motion control
  • Robotics
  • Image processing
  • Electromechanical design & prototyping
  • Electronic design & prototyping
  • Software engineering
  • Fluorescence

We perform internally funded R&D and contract R&D, engineering support, and consulting. Our technologies are either licensed out or invested in spin-off. We also perform some special-order equipment manufacturing and short runs of high-security hologram production.

What's New at NLI?

  • May 2013: Hired a New software Engineer
  • July 2012: Hired a New Graphic Technician
  • June 2011: Announced new hologram recombining services
  • March 2011: Installed a complete UV Recombining and embossing system
  • March 2011: New Light has expanded, Moving our office next door to allow for more Lab space!
  • November 2010: Added a Brewer Science spin coater
  • June 2009: Purchased a Scanning Electron Microscope
  • January 2009: Purchased a Laser Etching system
  • September 2008: Purchased a Full CNC Mill with precision encoders
  • February 2008: Added a Highend microscope to our holographic forensics lab.
  • December 2007: Introduced Holo-Matrix technology.
  • June 2007: Opened a new holographic forensics lab.
  • April 2007: Began developing remotely readable fluorescent marks (OFF Naval Research).
  • August 2006: Opened new production facility for short runs of high-security hologram labels. This facility includes hologram mastering using our HI-2400 system, electroforming, embossing, lamination, and diecutting.
  • July 2006: We built and delivered a Universal Hologram Scanner to a customer in Germany for use in anti-counterfeit forensics.

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    9715 West Sunset Highway    Spokane, WA 99224    Phone: 509-456-8321    FAX: 509-456-8351