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Lumileds launches LEDs for lighting meat and fish

FreshFocus technology identifies best colour point for bringing out characteristics of fresh fish and marbled meats

Lumileds has introduced FreshFocus LED Technology for showing red meat, marbled meat and fish in their most appetising light. FreshFocus Technology is part of the Luxeon Stylist Series, Lumileds' new line of LEDs designed for lighting fashion retail, fresh food and restaurants.

FreshFocus Technology accentuates the natural colours of fish and meat items by identifying the ultimate colour point to bring out the characteristics of these foods, according to the company.

For instance, LEDs with a cool daylight tone of 6500K on the black body curve best accentuate the natural colours in fresh fish. For red beef, a below blackbody colour point at an ultrawarm, 2200K colour temperature makes the reds appear rich and vibrant. Marbled meats appear best when lit with LEDs at a below blackbody 3500K colour temperature. With below blackbody colour points, a higher colour gamut enables more fully saturated colour depiction.

"Supermarkets are always seeking a competitive edge, whether that is through the breadth of their product lines or the level of customer service they provide. Our FreshFocus Technology gives them one more way to differentiate their fresh food areas by really showcasing the visual attractiveness and colours of their items, which leads to greater sales," explained Luis Aceña, senior manager for the Stylist Series at Lumileds. 

Aceña added that markets throw away unsold or expired meats, which decreases revenues by 4 percent on average. By implementing LED lighting, which does not emit heat or UV light, such food waste is minimised. "The improved lighting with FreshFocus Technology has been shown to increase sales and provide a return on investment in about a year, which is quite impressive for energy efficient lighting," he said.

FreshFocus Technology can be incorporated into omnidirectional, spotlight and downlight and built-to-spec lighting solutions.

FreshFocus Technology for red meat and fish are available in Luxeon CoB 1208 and 1211 arrays, which produce 2,000 and 2,800 lumens when driven at 900 mA and 1200 mA, respectively. FreshFocus Technology for marbled meat is available in the Luxeon 3014 LED, to be used in linear luminaires such as T5 and T8 equivalent lamps. Luxeon CoB arrays (pictured above) with FreshFocus Technology for marbled meat will also be available in the coming weeks. 

Lighting designers can also deploy the Matrix Platform using Luxeon 3014 or other Luxeon LEDs with FreshFocus Technology to configure linear luminaires or troffer replacements with rapid time to market. 

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