Vincenzo Reda founds Universal Science in Italy.
Purchase of the first machine with SMT technology for prototypes and limited series.
New offices and production plant in pregnana milanese (MI), including the first fully automated SMT line.
The production plant is reinforced by a second automated SMT line.
Universal Science creates a new brand: RED - integrating lighting technologies.
Enhancement of the technical department, both in terms of engineers and software (solidworks and altium).
New in-house laboratory with innovative tools and specialised equipment (3D printer for rapid prototyping)
The production plant is strengthened by a third SMT line and a new X-ray line
Focus and Collaboration
The activity of Universal Science in Italy was born with a clear focus: to realize, use and propose LED modules in the lighting field. We have therefore immediately started collaborating with important companies in the sector, sharing, thanks to the use of specialists, our approach and expertise in the field of LEDs and electronics.
A global market par excellence
The history and path of our company have followed the development of LEDs over the years, from the first low efficiency LEDs that could be used in specific applications to a few years ago, when LEDs, now capable of being applied to the most diverse sectors, surpassed and outclassed all other light emission sources, becoming one of the global markets par excellence.
Keywords: EVOLUTION and ADAPTATION
Over the years we have experienced on our skin the enormous transformation of the lighting market: many external investors have followed one another, the percentages and weights of the reference companies have changed and new operators have entered the field, most of them of electronic derivation. Competitors have also grown over time and we have always adapted and evolved accordingly. As a technological sector, in fact, there is never a point of arrival, but a continuous evolution.
New applications and new opportunities
Our work has been and still is one of continuous settling and consolidation of the structure, researching new applications and new areas of use. In this regard, we have over time delved into the areas ofhorticulture and UV.
In the former case, there are numerous advantages brought by LED lighting. These include: the low energy consumption, and thus savings in operating costs, the drastic decrease in the heat produced by the light source, and the wider spectral output that is more easily adaptable to the different types of crops grown and their growth stages.
Even in the second case, LED is an excellent alternative to traditional lamps. Especially in the last two years, with the health emergency due to Covid-19, LED technology has revolutionized and is still revolutionizing the world of sanitization and disinfection of environments and surfaces, but not only. In fact, the peculiarities of LED and the flexibility of its use make it possible to expand its use in the medical field, in drying inks for printer systems, in air and water purification, and in solar simulators for industrial testing systems.