9 September 2020
Bridgelux recognized twice in 2020 IES Progress Report
Bridgelux Inc of Fremont, CA, USA (a vertically integrated manufacturer of solid-state light sources for lighting applications) has received two selections for inclusion in the 2020 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report: (1) the new Vesta Flex family of two-channel drivers with interchangeable controls for tunable white lighting systems, and (2) the Gen 8 Vero and V Series chip-on-board (COB) LED products, which have what is claimed to be market-leading efficacy.
The IES reviews industry-wide submissions of light sources, lighting components, luminaires, research and publications for inclusion in its annual Progress Report. Acceptance is based on an impartial judging process to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.
The Vesta Flex family of specification-grade, NFC-programable, tunable white LED drivers and control modules is designed to accelerate the adoption of human centric lighting. Vesta Flex is compatible with multiple traditional wired, and new wireless lighting control ecosystems, including wired DALI2 and 0-10V controls, and wireless control options from WiZ, WiSilica, Silvair and Casambi. This system enables simplified future-proof design flexibility for luminaire manufacturers to develop luminaires with control interoperability to meet the needs of any lighting project. Optimized to work with Bridgelux Vesta Series tunable white LED sources, this combined lighting system is designed to work together out of the box, simplifying the design process and accelerating time to market.
The eighth-generation V Series, Vero Series and Vero SE Series product families deliver up to 185lm/W (at nominal drive current). This luminous efficacy is benchmarked at the popular 3000K 80CRI (color rendering index) color point, with efficacies above 200lm/W possible at other color points across what is claimed to be the industry’s broadest range of COB products. Gen 8 COB products also feature up to 3x overdrive capability, delivering a 30% increase in maximum lumens per LES size to support the continuous trend toward luminaire miniaturization, as well as significant increases in lumens per dollar to further reduce the costs of solid-state lighting. Available in LES sizes ranging from 8mm to 29mm, Gen 8 products deliver 800-16,000 lumens at nominal currents in a wide range of CCT and CRI options to support a wide variety of lighting applications.
“In addition to the IES Progress Report awards, Vesta Thrive was the winner of a 2020 LightFair Innovation Award, and both Vesta Flex and Thrive were Sapphire Awards finalists at the Strategies In Light conference,” notes Jason Posselt, VP of global marketing at Bridgelux.