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Steadlands and Logitech: It’s Only Logical!

Covid has shown that it is possible for people to work from home and still maintain a good work/life balance. This has resulted in more people working from home than ever before. This brings it’s own brand of problems, mostly revolving around choppy internet connections, or faulty technology. You need the best to make it work reliably. Steadlands can help make that happen, in conjunction with Logitech.

Logitech are world leaders in the IT market, specialising in computer peripherals, specifically, human input devices. This means that we, with Logitech, will be able to provide you with the perfect components for working from home. There are three primary peripherals that you would need, keyboard and mouse, plus a headset for those all important Zoom or Teams meetings, and here at Steadlands, we can offer you fantastic deals on all of them.

As well as providing excellent pricing on all Logitech individual components, we also offer bundles containing everything you’d need to interface with your computer, whether by hand, video, or voice. Take a look at what is available in our store, and as always, to discuss these or any of our products, contact us.

Photocoupler Technology

Photocouplers have wide use in many different markets because they provide a reliable means of protection from high voltages as well as data transmission. They can be found in consumer appliances, industrial control equipment, EV charging stations, and even some of your handheld electronic devices! With the diversity of market segments, American Bright is excited to expand their photocoupler offerings!

Different photosensitive output circuitry allows photocouplers to accomplish a wide variety of tasks, expanding the horizons of applicable technology.

  • They allow signals to be reduced, isolated, as well as amplified.
  • Photo-TRIACS allow for current flow in both directions, which allows for wide usage in AC circuitry applications.
  • Reliable means of interfacing high voltage and low voltage circuits.
  • High speed photocouplers find their use as fast-switching devices in PC communications and data centres.
  • Phototransistors are one of the most common output styles, acting as a switching device. Wide uses in power supplies and microprocessor input/output switching.
  • Isolation APs allow for signal amplification; main uses in sensing, testing, and measuring equipment.

Photocouplers find wide uses in microprocessor input/output switching, PC communications, control of DC and AC power supplies, isolation and amplification of signals, and regulation of power supplies.

Photocouplers consist of an infrared LED (emitting device) and a photosensitive receiving device optically coupled into the same package. What this does is allows electrical signals to be passed from the input to the output circuit; separated by an isolation barrier that is designed to withstand high voltage levels. This finds its way into many applications for safety reasons, as well as to prevent the damaging of expensive or important electrical components.

  • Photocouplers are used in solar power applications to isolate user-accessible circuitry and components from the high-voltage provided to the grid.
  • In charging equipment and devices, photocouplers act as a feedback to ensure that the output circuit never exceeds a preset voltage level.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) use photocouplers to isolate important low-voltage logic circuitry from high voltage transients and higher voltage circuits.
  • Light dimmers use photocoupler tech to ensure user safety, and also to isolate high and low voltage circuitries in a reliable manner.

If you’d like to know more about how American Bright’s photocouplers can work for you, then please get in touch by calling us on +44 1670361261, or by emailing our sales representative, Jimmy, [email protected].

IECEx Zone 1 PC Explosion Proof Technology

Now Approved! IECEx Zone 1 4093 PC – transferable and field maintainable explosion proof technology that enhances operator control through real-time data monitoring and machine control in hazardous environments.

The 4093 features a 15″ sunlight readable, anti-glare LCD display with 1027×768 resolution. Integrated with easy to use, impact resistant, multi-touch, PCT/PCAP touch screen. Has four hot swappable connectors, for quick connection to ethernet, USB x2 and power ports.

With a wide operating temperature (-20° to 60° C) and wi-fi connectivity, operators can maximize machine performance by working directly on the rig floor.

The 4093 can also be easily installed and transferred between job sites. The VESA mounting pattern and easy grip handles allow operators to quickly mount the 4093 in various configurations. These same features make the unit field maintainable, minimizing risk of downtime and total cost of ownership.

For more information on this, or any Daisy Data product, please contact us.

The latest in hazardous area viewing technology

Meet our cost effective, highly reliable monitor for hazardous area – a 15.6” Division 2 multi-touch monitor that enhances your process control. Engineered to meet Division 2/Zone 2 & IP66 standards, the 2123AA industrial monitor can be VESA mounted or configured as a stand-alone desktop making monitoring and controlling machine performance both easily accessible and viewable.

Operators working in remote locations are no longer restricted to small screen sizes or remote access of machinery and performance. The 2123AA 15.6″ monitor enables operators to control and monitor performance of machinery on the factory floor, without compromising the integrity of the monitor, machine, processes or site.

With an precise high definition LCD screen, built in 75′ cable harness (with optional KVM extender for up to 1/4 mile) to connect to a remote PC, operators can easily view critical operational data and control machinery safely and reliably without much risk of downtime. This Zone 2/Division 2 hazardous area monitor is engineered to increased efficiency, performance and production in process control and automation applications ideal for food, pharmaceutical, chemical and paint production.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].



As the demand for ultraviolet light LED technology for disinfection, sanitation, purification and curing purposes continues to grow, American Bright has launched a UVC LED product line in a 3535 ceramic package with a quartz lens to fulfill market requirements in several applications.


UV light wavelength



·     The UV wavelength period can be generally separated to UVA (310-400nm), UVB (280-310nm), and UVC (200-280nm).

·     UVA would be closest to the blue light and UVC is the furthest, which makes it invisible to human eye.


UVC LED Application


·     UVC: Surface sterilization, air/water sterilization, bacteria/virus disinfection


Water treatment



American Bright’s Offering


UVC 3535 LED Series
American Bright’s UVC LEDs can be widely applied on:

1. Water disinfection

2. Surface disinfection

3. Air disinfection

4. Medical devices

5. Phototherapy




1. 3535 Ceramic package

2. Quartz lens material

3. Wavelength: 270-280 nm

4. Wide option of power output from 1.5mW to 25mW



Spec Sheet




Spec Sheet



Spec Sheet




Spec Sheet

If you would like to know more about the 3535 series LEDs, click the links above to see their datasheets, or contact [email protected].

American Bright’s Flexible Lighting Solutions Can Do More Than You Can Imagine!!

American Bright makes adding light to any indoor or outdoor application easy with flexible IP-rated rope and strip lights. Offered in IP20, IP65, IP68, each light strip is available in variable lengths and colors. All of our LED rope lights can be customized to meet your specific requirements.

  • Offered in 5V, 12V, 24V DC
  • Available in top or side-emitting bending styles
  • Available in traditional light strip, diffused rope light, UV and COB options
  • Anti-yellowing and anti-UV silicone material

Available colors: White, Red, Green, Blue, Amber, RGB, RGB/W, and addressable RGB+IC

Flexible Light strips
Not only can American Bright’s flexible light strips be used in traditional applications such as decorative, ambient and back lighting but they can also be used in innovative designs like disinfection, black lighting and curing.


Click for more information on our UV product offering

Diffused Rope Lights
American Bright’s well-diffused silicone flexible rope lights are:



*IP68 Waterproof

*Top- & Side-emitting

*Regular & ultra-slim

*Single, dual, tri-color, and RGB+IC options


Learn more about our IP68 flexible lighting solution


Smart RGB+IC LED light source allows for a wide range of applications. The controller and RGB chip in one package allows each LED to be addressed individually. Additional adaptability is gained with waterproof coating options of IP20, IP65 and IP68. RGB+IC addressable UL-listed solutions include both rope and strip lights. Select from either 5V DC, 12V DC or 24V DC. Addressable LEDs have a wide viewing angle of 120°/90° which enhances the richness and colorful view that RGB LEDs provide.


Click here for more detail


Download AB-FO Spec

More info about our COB light strips

Ultra Bright COB Light Strips with no-hot-spots designed in a sleek profile are the cool new trend in design. With an IP65 rating, it makes adding light to damp location application possible. We offer color options of white (warm, neutral or cool), green, blue, red, amber, and dual-white tunnable.

If you’d like to hear more about American Bright and how they can help you, give us a ring and speak with Jimmy, or email him here, [email protected].


New Companies Added to Steadlands Family

Steadlands are pleased to announce two new partnerships which will extend our product range into automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) solutions, and allow us to offer bespoke battery solution services.

CipherLabs are world leaders in AIDC solutions, with access to a global network of experts, suppliers, and partners, giving them unparalleled ability to produce solutions, regardless of the size of your business, or the industry you work in.

With ranges of mobile computing devices, RFID readers, and barcode scanners, you will be able to find the AIDC solution you are looking for.

Polaris Battery Labs are a specialist company that deals with the latest in battery technology, as well as provides services to help you design exactly the battery you require for your product. From early cell/material design and proof of concept, Polaris will be able to assist you all the way through to prototyping, product development and production scale manufacturing.

Polaris experts are also on hand to consult with you, at any stage of the process, for advice on materials, recipes, cell designs, even literature, and they are on hand to help train your staff, either on site, or in one of their offices.

If you’d like to learn more about either of these companies or their products and how they can help you, please give us a ring, or drop us an email.

EzyLED Now At Digi-Key

American Bright’s EzyLED is a proprietary LED device with built-in integrated circuitry. The design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and components making it the ideal solution for tight-fitting applications. The EzyLED comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuits and uses conventional 12/14V AC/DC power supplies.

You can view Digi-Key’s stock of EzyLEDs here.

American Bright have been working with LED Professional magazine to bring you articles and editorials on their products. You can view a complete list of their American Bright articles here.

If you’d like to know more about any of American Bright’s products, please contact Jimmy at [email protected].

Why is Horticultural Lighting Purple?

Using artificial lights to grow plants has been happening since the 1970s. At first, this was with fluorescent or incandescent lightbulbs, although as time moved on, and research and experimentation took place, it became obvious that LEDs were the way forward. Research conducted by NASA in the 1980s and 90s proved that not only the intensity of light used had an effect on growing crops, but also the wavelength, or colour, of the light involved.

The way LEDs are designed means that their light output is down to a fairly narrow wavelength band, meaning that they would typically give out only one colour of light. This meant that scientists could find out exactly what each type of light did to the plants they were trying to grow.

The results showed that plants grew well when subjected to red light wavelengths, yet did even better when this red light was mixed with a small amount of blue light. As well as being used in photosynthesis, blue light also regulates the opening of stomata, the tiny holes in the leaves of a plant used for water and carbon dioxide intake. This is why red light, being the main driver of photosynthesis, with a little blue added makes for a great combination for growing plants.

This is the reason why horticultural lighting is often purple in colour. It’s a combination of blue and red LEDs working together to promote growth.

American Bright have developed LED horticultural lighting that are not only tuned to precise wavelengths to stimulate growth, but can also be adjusted, to ensure you provide the perfect light for your plants, no matter how new they are.

Click here to view American Bright’s horticultural lighting page, or contact Jimmy at [email protected] for further information.