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Bridgelux reveals LED arrays for sub 1000 lumen era

Specifically designed for the commercial and residential markets, the cost optimised LEDs are based on the firm's Vero product line

Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has introduced a new line of Chip-on-Board LED array products called the Bridgelux V Series.

These cost-effective light engines extend the technology and performance of the Bridgelux Vero line, feature high flux density in small source size packages and are well suited for sub 1000 lumen commercial and residential lighting markets where tight beam control and high quality light matter.

The Bridgelux V Series LED arrays were developed to bring Bridgelux light source technology to a growing segment of sub 1000 lumen applications such as PAR lamps, MR-16 lamps, small aperture down lights, landscape spots and security lights, track lights, spots, and accent lights.

According to Strategies Unlimited, the worldwide LED PAR Replacement Lamp market size alone is expected to grow from 13 million units in 2011 to 47 million units in 2016.

The V Series LED arrays initially consist of two light engine sizes (V6 and V8) with multiple electrical configurations, CCT and CRI combinations, enabling greater design-in flexibility and energy-efficiencies.

These light engines can be efficiently driven at twice the nominal current, which translates into enhanced system flexibility and industry leading lumen per dollar performance.

What's more, the V Series LED arrays are supported by a variety of existing and new low cost mechanical holders, optics and drivers from a variety of established ecosystem partners, bringing down overall sourcing and installation costs for lower lumen applications while getting the benefit of high performance Bridgelux light source technology.

“We have been quick to qualify V Series arrays into several high volume product lines so many of our clients can immediately benefit from the light quality and energy efficiencies realized with these light sources,” says Jack Lam, President of RiO Light, a leading global luminaire manufacturer based in Hong Kong.

The V Series arrays have been optimised to enable a cost-effective design for LED lamps, commercial track and spotlights, consumer down lights and other general lighting applications. They feature a low thermal resistance and an electrically isolated thermal path for simplified thermal management.

They also support Energy Star and various rebate programs with more than 7,000 hours of LM80 test data and R9 values that exceed California Energy Commission requirements for luminaires and lamps.

The V Series arrays also include ANSI compliant 3-step binning, reducing SKUs, while bringing consistent high quality white point light to this new segment. Like all Bridgelux array products, the V Series comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

“We leveraged many technological advances from our industry leading Vero LED Array Series to bring our high quality light engine technology to the V Series for lower power, cost sensitive applications,” comments Max Hong, chief sales and marketing officer of Bridgelux.

Hong adds,“These small LED packages are well suited for low lumen applications and will help accelerate the migration from traditional light sources (such as incandescent and halogen) to cleaner, more efficient solid state lighting.”

The new Bridgelux V Series will be commercially available in early October with pre-orders for this new product being accepted now.

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