7 March 2011

Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs first to light ENERGY STAR qualified 60W-equivalent retrofit bulb

LED maker Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA says that its LUXEON power LEDs are lighting the world’s first ENERGY STAR qualified LED replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb.

In production and available to consumers and professionals alike, the Philips AmbientLED bulb (also sold professionally under the Philips EnduraLED brand) using 18 LUXEON Rebel LEDs has met or exceeded the quality and energy efficiency requirements for a 60W LED equivalent set forth by ENERGY STAR.

Picture: Philips AmbientLED 60W equivalent lamp.

“LUXEON LEDs deliver the light, reliability, and efficacy required by retrofit bulb manufacturers to meet increasingly stringent standards worldwide,” says Steve Barlow, Lumileds’ executive VP of sales & marketing. “We are well beyond demo and prototype bulbs not only for 60W equivalents but also for MR16s, PAR lamps, GU10, and other form factors that are widely used,” he adds. “Our sights are now set clearly on enabling replacements for 75W equivalent bulbs.”

At operating conditions, which can reach 100°C or higher inside the LED, the LUXEON in an ENERGY STAR qualified solution must provide enough light to deliver at least 800 lumens, a color rendering index (CRI) of 80, and they must be reliable enough to support a minimum three-year warranty. In the case of the newly qualified AmbientLED, a six-year warranty is offered for the LUXEON-based solution.

Lumileds says that, because there are so many different types and styles of bulbs, it is continuously broadening its portfolio of LUXEON LEDs with different CRI, CCT (color correlated temperature), and light output characteristics in order to meet the needs that vary by bulb type and by geographic region.

LUXEON LEDs for retrofit solutions are available from Future Lighting Solutions. Design resources, engineering resources and prototyping assistance are available from both Philips Lumileds and Future Lighting Solutions.

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Visit: www.philipslumileds.com

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