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6 August 2009


SemiLEDs provides LED chips for campus street lighting project

Maker of HB-LEDs SemiLEDs Corp of Boise, ID, USA has entered into a joint pilot program with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to convert part of the institute’s campus street lighting from metal halide to LED systems.

Based on ITRI’s own optical lens design and light-weight thermal solution, the 24W LED systems contain P2 lamps that are packaged by Helios Crew Corp (HCC) and use high power LED chips from SemiLEDs. Using less than 10% of the 240W of power required for the metal halide systems, the LED systems are able to provide greater light quality and distribution while virtually eliminating maintenance costs, says SemiLEDs.

“ITRI campus is the open environment for new pilot technologies. Therefore, we decided to adopt the latest and most advanced systems in LED lighting technology to illuminate our campus” said Dr Ian Chan, vice president and g eneral director of ITRI. “ITRI is pleased to collaborate with HCC and SemiLEDs, two companies at the forefront of this global lighting transformation.”

“We are delighted that ITRI’s demanding specifications were a perfect fit for our technology,” said Chuong Tran, president of SemiLEDs. “SemiLEDs’ patented LED chips, packaged in HCC’s high performance and high reliability lamps, provide more light consistency, longer life and more efficiency at a better value than any LED on the market today.”

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