19 April 2012

Luminus launches first round LED, boosting system-level throughput and efficiency

In Hall 4.2, Stand G02 at the Light + Building 2012 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany (15-20 April), Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which manufactures PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, is launching a family of round LEDs that, the firm reckons, can accelerate the adoption of solid-state technology by displacing conventional light sources in high-brightness lighting applications.  

“Optical architectures of high-power entertainment fixtures are frequently defined by a circular aperture, so using a traditional square LED was like putting a square peg into a round hole,” says Don McDaniel, global marketing director for Entertainment Lighting. “Our new round LED increases system-level efficiency by as much as 30%, enabling our customers to use a single LED to replace a 250W HID lamp.”

Other markets and applications that can include medical, machine vision, portable and retail spot lighting, it is reckoned. “There are obvious benefits to fiber-coupled lighting systems,” notes Chuck DeMilo, global director of product marketing, Lighting Business Group, at Luminus. “The fiber is round, the optic is round, but the LED has always been square - it was an optical mismatch. This has now been resolved with the round LED breakthrough that will enable us to replace the 300W Xenon lamp in an application like endoscopy,” he adds. 

“We made a decision to invest significantly in R&D and operational infrastructure to revolutionize LED lighting - making the round LED concept a reality,” says president & CEO Keith T.S. Ward.

Luminus’ first round LED product will be commercially available in third-quarter 2012. In Europe, they will be available through EBV Elektronik.

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