12 May 2011

Bridgelux launches third-generation LED Array portfolio

LED chip and lighting array maker Bridgelux Inc of Livermore, CA, USA (which claims to be the only vertically integrated maker of LED solid-state light sources specifically for the lighting industry) has launched the third generation of its LED Arrays, including its LS, ES, and RS product families.

The firm says that the new product generation features the latest technical advances in epitaxial gallium nitride (GaN) layer growth, LED chip design and packaging technologies, increasing efficacy by up to 20% and reducing the cost per lumen by up to 30% compared with previous generations. The new Arrays offer greater system design flexibility to achieve Energy Star, Title 24, Part L and other global energy efficiency standards. The products are also configured to align with industry-standard drive currents to simplify the electronic driver selection process for new lamp and luminaire product development, enabling accelerated time to market.

Bridgelux’s product portfolio includes light output performance ranging from 240 to 10,000 lumens, continuing the expansion of what is claimed to be the industry’s broadest range of high-performance lighting-class LED light sources. The third-generation LS and ES Star Arrays are available immediately. The energy-efficient, high-flux-density sources can enable new MR-16, GU-10 and A-19 lamp applications, says the firm. In particular, the small source size of the 800–1000 lumen ES Star Arrays enables precision beam control for directional luminaires and PAR lamps. The new generation of ES rectangle and RS Arrays will begin shipping in third-quarter 2011.

As with the current product lines, the third-generation arrays are available in a broad range of color temperatures from 2700K to 5600K with 3 SDCM color control options to enable clean and consistent lighting installations. Additionally, multiple color rendering index (CRI) options are now available, providing increased design flexibility for lamp and luminaire manufacturers. To enable users to easily take advantage of these performance enhancements, the new LED arrays use the same form factor as previous generations, allowing drop-in replacement and a simple upgrade path while minimizing design efforts.

“Since our first LED Array introduction in 2009, the company has increased efficacy by over 80% and reduced the cost of light by over 50%,” says Jason Posselt, VP of global marketing. “We continue to address needs for reduced design complexity, lower cost, and high-quality lighting,” he adds. “We remain confident that this is the right approach to drive rapid market adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL).”

Bridgelux is exhibiting its latest products in booth 3311 at Lightfair International in Philadelphia, PA, USA (17–19 May).

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