6 December 2013
Intematix launches ChromaLit Linear remote phosphor for fluorescent replacement in commercial and industrial lighting
Intematix Corp of Fremont, CA, USA, which makes customizable, patented phosphors and remote phosphor components for LED lighting, has announced the commercial availability of ChromaLit Linear, a remote phosphor offering uniform luminance over any length, as well as high flux density and a white off-state finish. The product has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in its Progress Report featuring the most promising new lighting products.
Remote phosphor is a lighting system architecture where a separate phosphor component is powered by blue LEDs. LED lighting applications use this architecture and the increased light extraction it enables to reduce LED component count and costs. Lighting uniformity and consistency are also improved and supply chains are simplified, says Intematix.
Linear light sources are in widespread use for illuminating commercial and industrial applications worldwide. Office lighting and other commercial applications have been challenging for white LEDs previously because of the need to diffuse the point sources, reducing system efficacy. Intematix says that the ChromaLit Linear product delivers naturally uniform, high-quality light with conversion efficacy of up to 215 lumens per radiant watt or up to 163 lumens per system watt when used with the most efficient blue LEDs available.
“We can forget about low efficacy and pixelation because this product enables high light output, smooth uniformity, white off-state and new possibilities for applications from under-cabinet to troffers to high bay lighting,” says Julian Carey, senior director of strategic marketing.
The ChromaLit Linear remote phosphor solution offers flexibility of length, notes the firm. Surface lumen density scales from 500 to 2500 lumens per linear foot, and the system presents new design directions not possible with fluorescent and white LEDs, it is claimed. ChromaLit Linear has also improved the off-state appearance and illumination quality, Intematix adds. It offers 3 SDCM (standard deviation of color matching) color consistency as standard, color temperature options from 3000K to 5000K, and a color rendering index (CRI) of 80.
Samples of ChromaLit Linear are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.