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Fresnel lens

The Fresnel lens is a lens developed from the shape of a converging lens, which is used in motion detectors as well as in lighting and projection technology

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Structure of the

Structure of the

Fresnel lensFresnel lenses have a step-shaped structure, are extremely flat and therefore correspondingly light. The individual stages of the Fresnel lens follow the spherical lens shape. As with the lens shape, the refraction of

light is a function of the refraction angles between the two surface sides. The Fresnel lens is named after the French physicist Augustin Fresnel (1788 to 1827) and was first used in lighthouses for the beacon. They are found in stage spotlights and in spotlights with adjustable beam angle, in LED lights and projectors.

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