Lumileds LEDs target Architectural and Entertainment Lighting
Lumileds has introduced the Luxeon 2835 colour Line, a mid power line of 12 colours that is said to achieve the best performance in its class.
According to the company, the superior flux and efficacy of this line of phosphor-converted and direct colour LEDs enable flawless colour mixing for the rapidly growing markets of colour-tunable lamps and architectural and entertainment lighting. "The new Luxeon 2825 Line contains LEDs with matching focal lengths, which enables minimal halos and superior colour mixing in all colour applications,” said Anthone Chong, product manager of the Luxeon colour Family.
The Luxeon 2835 colour Line includes Red, Green, Blue, Royal Blue, Cyan, Red-Orange, Deep Red, Far Red, PC Amber, Lime, Mint and White (3000K/80 CRI, 4000K/80 and 5700K/70), all specified at 120 mA and 25degC.
The Luxeon Lime LED is said to enable the highest efficiency white lighting designs whereas the Luxeon Mint and Red-Orange LEDs can be combined to achieve the warm candle-light (2200K) ambiance desired by restaurants and other venues. Examples of superior performance include output of 77 lm for Luxeon 2835 Lime and 48 lm for the PC Amber LED (120 mA drive current).
System designers are finding the Luxeon 2835 colour LEDs simpler to integrate due to the same polarity for all colours in the product family. Some competing products switch the anode/cathode locations on the LED, complicating printed circuit board (PCB) layout and system design. “Matched polarity for all 12 colours simplifies the design process,” said Chong.