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Optics for Entertainment & Design

Optics for Entertainment & Design
Established 30 years, Knight Optical is a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of precision optical components used in an array of entertainment and leisure technologies. From state-of-the art cameras designed for wildlife and adventure capture through to night vision and thermal imaging equipment; augmented and virtual reality wearable devices; high-specification binoculars and zoom and wide-angle lens photography right through to entertainment lighting and projection systems, there is no corner of this industry that we have not been on board with from its earliest days. Knight Optical can provide solutions to this industry for applications such as;

  • Lighting and projectors
  • Wildlife and adventure cameras
  • Night vision cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Laser displays
  • Galvo mirrors
Precision optical components for Entertainment & Design

Optical components Defence, Security & Aerospace industries

Custom Optic Solutions

Knight Optical are global leaders in custom optical solutions. We have a team of Science and Business graduates complimented by a management team with years of experience. We work closely with our customers to achieve their specific goals in the design and manufacture of custom optics and mechanics to their exact requirements.

Custom Optics

Stock Optic Solutions

We also hold a large inventory of stock optical components for use in ultra-violet, visible, near infrared and far-infrared applications that can be customized at short notice to meet your specific requirements.

Stock Optics

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Specialist Solutions by Knight Optical

Whatever challenges your products present, whether they are quality related, dimensional, environmental or usage-related, and the technical specialists at Knight Optical will work closely with you to develop customised solutions that will enable you to compete strongly in an ever-demanding marketplace.

Lighting and Projection Systems

True to life colour is essential, especially for stage and retail display lighting, as are optical components that can withstand the harsh challenges of the heat produced by these systems. Our dichroic filters deliver on both counts, making colours appear more natural whilst reflecting heat away. The same filters are widely used in cinematography to enhance illumination through colour correction.

Wearable Devices

Size counts for everything with wearable augmented and virtual reality devices where there is a growing demand for smaller, lighter headsets that offer greater comfort to the wearer. Our fully customisable, ultra-thin, super-light optics, suitable for all types of AR and VR devices, deliver quality imaging; free from ghosting, whilst preventing stray light for reduced eye fatigue.

Wildlife and Adventure Cameras

Any camera that is used on-the-go has to be small and light for the ultimate in portability. It must, however, still deliver the best possible image resolution and field of view. Optics must be designed to stand up to harsh outdoor conditions, yet be small enough to fit the device. We offer a range of substrates including ultra-durable calcium fluoride, perfect for thermal imaging applications.

Night Vision Cameras

Our comprehensive range of optical components is suitable for all types of night vision camera, including starlight technology, digital night vision and thermal imaging. Low weight, superior quality components crafted from robust substrates such as germanium and sapphire that can stand up to extremes of temperature and other environmental challenges are all available both from stock and for customisation.


Where image quality stands for everything, lens quality means everything. The brightest, sharpest images are dependent on the ability of the equipment’s optical components to focus light efficiently. Distortion and aberration that cause loss of image quality are resolved with the use of dense glasses and antireflective coatings using tried and tested materials and sophisticated designs.

Understanding Quality

Our rigorous testing procedures – using advanced metrology equipment and skilled QA inspectors – ensure all our products satisfy even the most specific requirements. This applies to one-off custom parts and large production runs. Every single component we supply is proven to perform. We will also provide you with all the information you require for your documentation. We can reassure you that there is transparency on your ordered items including a metrology report and a certificate of conformance to quality standards. We are able to provide you with as much information as required to ensure that legal obligations are met, allowing your instrument to be approved for use as soon as possible.

Whether you want us to manufacture optical components based on your technical drawings, or need us to design parts or systems for your brief, we have the resources to make your concepts a reality. We always start by understanding your particular needs and expectations, and work to ISO 10110, BS 4301-1991, and MIL-PRF-13830B, to produce optical components and sub-assemblies at the correct quality, on time and within budget.

Knight Optical value every one of our customers, and therefore you will be assigned a dedicated account manager, who cares as much about your project as you do. They make the process of getting a quotation to receiving an order, as smooth as possible. We go above and beyond ensuring that your supply chain experience is as stress-free as possible.

Commonly Ordered Optics