Philips Lumileds LUXEON Rebel Color LEDs just got a major boost with the company stating industry-leading performance increases for color LEDs. With the integration of other colors into the reef lighting mix, having an increased performance means getting more output, better efficiency and moving color LEDs closer to the output we’ve been seeing in the white LED realm. More details and analysis after the break.
With architectural, city beautification, entertainment, and traffic and signaling applications of LED lighting in high demand this is driving the industry to create more powerful and efficient lighting. Philip’s red and red-orange LUXEON Rebel LEDs are boasting 40% more light and are 50% more efficient. The company’s blue LEDs, where hobbyists are probably paying the most attention, are currently leading the market in lumens per Watt. Philips LUXEON Royal Blue, which is finding its way into reefing applications and is the base for the company’s white LEDs, is now delivering 875 milliwatts (mW) at 700 mA up from 740mW.
As we’re seeing a handful of LED manufacturers really pushing the envelope in high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs) it’s worth nothing they are following their own performance curve called Haitz’s Law with repeatable, historical progress on both brightness and cost of lumen per watt that’s been on a predictable curve for 40 years. Those of you familiar with Moore’s Law in the semiconductor space will note its similarity. So don’t expect these numbers to remain for too long as companies continue to leapfrog each other in the performance and efficiency departments.
Some aquarium LED manufacturers are starting to move more towards using other LED color mixes beyond the traditional white and blue. The G3 Maxpect is offering a variety of color options, AquaIllumination has been using royal blue in addition to blue and white, and Wavepoint has been mixing in a few red LEDs into the mix. As the industry progresses, we feel pretty strongly that the benefits of other colors of LEDs into the reef lighting diet will start creating a demand for more than just the traditional blue and white LED options.
The full press release for the new Philips Lumiled LUXEON Rebel Color LEDs is below.
Philips Lumileds Leads Industry with Performance Increases for the LUXEON Rebel Color LED Portfolio
Light Output Increases and Lower Forward Voltage Address Customer Needs for Higher Performance and Efficacy at 350 mA and 700 mA
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Philips Lumileds announced today that it has increased the light output specifications and top performance bins for virtually every color of LUXEON Rebel LED manufactured. In addition, significantly lower forward voltage for red and red-orange emitters results in very high efficacy LEDs which is critical as lighting engineers strive to reduce luminaire energy consumption.
“The demand for colored power LEDs continues to grow,” said Frank Harder, VP Marketing LUXEON Product Lines at Philips Lumileds. “Across the globe, applications for city beautification, architectural lighting, entertainment, traffic, and signaling, are increasingly in demand. Our position as a manufacturer of all colors allows us to support our customers with a portfolio that’s efficient, delivers high light output, is extremely reliable, and is cost effective in lumens per Watt and lumens per dollar for a wide variety of solutions.”
The company’s red and red-orange LUXEON Rebel LEDs now generate 40% more light and are 50% more efficient. Its blue LEDs have the best hot/cold factor which delivers superior in-application results and delivers leading lumens per Watt. Royal Blue, which is often used in remote phosphor applications and is the base for white LEDs, typically delivers 875 mW at 700 mA . Complete specifications for the LUXEON Rebel color portfolio can be found at www.philipslumileds.com/pdfs/DS65.pdf.
In addition to the standard color portfolio, Philips Lumileds offers its unique LUXEON Rebel PC Amber LED. With 4-5 times more light output than conventional AlInGaP LEDs and superior thermal and color stability performance, LUXEON Rebel PC Amber is in a performance class of its own.
The entire LUXEON Rebel portfolio in colors and white are available directly from Future Lighting Solutions, www.futurelightingsolutions.com. Ordering of small quantities is available on-line for immediate delivery. Future Lighting Solutions provides design in resources including engineering support, (thermal, lumen maintenance, manufacturing) and prototyping. For new design in projects, please contact your local Future Lighting Solutions representative.
About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is a leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions. The company’s leading light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs are enabling new solutions for shop, outdoor, office, school, and home lighting applications.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (PHG 31.34, -0.02, -0.06%) (aex:PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.