4 February 2010


Bridgelux expands portfolio of LED arrays for general lighting market

After launching its first LED array products early last year, lighting firm and LED maker Bridgelux Inc of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has unveiled three new LED array product families that deliver high-quality, energy-efficient light sources cost-optimized for the solid-state lighting market. The new products are designed to replace incandescent, halogen, high-intensity discharge (HID) and compact fluorescent lighting.

Bridgelux says that the low power consumption, long lifetime, and high-quality light of the LED arrays offer options suitable for indoor and outdoor applications ranging from retrofit light bulbs to street and wide-area lighting. The firm believes that the new products will help to drive transformation of the $40bn global lighting industry into a $100bn market opportunity.

“With a broad range of solid-state light sources delivering performance and value to virtually all industry market segments, Bridgelux is well-positioned to help our customers meet all of their design application needs within the context of increasingly stringent global regulatory requirements,” claims Jason Posselt, VP of marketing. The new products reflect Bridgelux’s core strength of reducing design complexity and simplifying lighting system development and integration, while driving down the cost of solid-state lighting to enable widespread adoption, he adds.

Bridgelux’s LED array product portfolio now features light output that ranges from 240 to 4500 operational or ‘hot’ lumens (lumens under normal operating conditions), providing a full breadth of LED solutions to replace a broad range of high-volume conventional light sources:

  • The ES Array Series enables lamp and luminaire makers to meet rapidly increasing global regulatory standards for general lighting such as Energy Star and Title 24 in the USA and Part L in the UK. The series delivers 400–2000 ‘hot’ lumens in a compact high-flux-density light source, enabling the replacement of incandescent, halogen and fluorescent conventional light sources. The new arrays are 30–60% more energy-efficient than previous product generations while reducing the price per lumen.
  • The RS Array Series delivers high light output for applications including retail, street, wide-area, high-bay, and commercial lighting, replacing conventional light sources such as 50–70W metal halide (HID) and high-wattage compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps. The arrays produce 3100–4500 ‘hot’ lumens, enabling clean and uniform lighting effects without pixilation and excellent beam control for precision lighting. In retail lighting installations, the arrays have delivered a return on investment of less than two years, claims Bridgelux, while delivering the high quality of light proven to positively influence product turnover and customer experience in this environment.
  • The LS Array Series is a new set of miniaturized LED arrays that enable both diffuse and directional light sources for applications including landscape lighting, home luminaires, white goods and retrofit light bulbs. Delivering 240–360 lumens, they can replace low-wattage halogen, incandescent and CFL lamps.

As well as being RoHS compliant, Bridgelux says that it is in the process of securing UL recognition for its entire range of LED arrays to further simplify the design and customer acceptance process.

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