27 April 2022
Lumileds boosts performance of LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus LEDs for horticulture and illumination
LED maker Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA has announced a new, higher performance level consisting of 21 new parts for its horticulture and illumination mid-power 3030 LEDs. Typical flux, PPF (photosynthetic photon flux) and efficacy have increased by 2%. In a luminaire consisting of hundreds of LEDs this is important and, implemented throughout a greenhouse or in a vertical farm for example, it can have a tremendously positive impact on cost and energy use, says Lumileds. The new parts have correlated color temperatures (CCTs) of 2200-6500K and color rendering indexes (CRIs) of 70, 80 and 90. LUXEON SunPlus 3030 (previously known as LUXEON 3030 HE Plus for Horticulture) is specified for PPF and PPE (photosynthetic photon efficiency) for horticulture while the LUXEON 3030 HE Plus is specified in flux and efficacy for illumination.
Both 3030 white LED portfolios are engineered for robustness and consistency and easily outperform competitors in tests for wet high-temperature operating life (WHTOL) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). LUXEON 3030 LEDs pass 85°/85% relative humidity testing at 30 minutes on/30 minutes off at 480mA for 1000 hours. Lumileds says that it follows the JIS C 60068-2-43 test condition for H2S testing, and LUXEON 3030 LEDs perform exceptionally well under these conditions at 15ppm H2S, 40°C, relative humidity of 80%, it is claimed. Further testing shows color shift, measured as DuV, to be less than half of competitors.
“While industry datasheets can be good for showing perfect world performance, our LEDs need to perform in tunnels, along roadways, in greenhouses, and in vertical farms. These are harsh, wet and humid environments,” says product manager Tiger Xue. “LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus are designed to perform at the highest levels for tens to hundreds of thousands of hours not on paper but in real-world environments. And, with the increased performance, narrowest Vf range and tightest color consistency, they deliver exceptional value,” he adds.
LUXEON SunPlus 3030 and LUXEON 3030 HE Plus are immediately available through Lumileds’ distribution network and are part of the Zero Worry Lead Time program from Future Lighting Solutions.