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25 July 2013

Bridgelux’s Vero Series LED arrays shipping with higher efficacy and tighter color binning

Bridgelux Inc of Livermore, CA, USA says that its Vero series of LED array products (made available commercially in April) are now shipping with what is claimed to be industry-leading luminous efficacy of 120lm/W (nominal) and 110lm/W (minimum average), yielding lumen output ranging from 240lm to 16,400lm. This performance enhancement delivers energy savings of about 11% over the prior product generation and provides a significantly accelerated return on investment, adds the firm.

As well as a broad range of correlated color index (CCT) options from 2700K to 5000K and color rendering index (CRI) options including the 70, 80, 90, and 97 CRI Décor products, the Vero Series arrays are also now available with both 2SDCM and 3SDCM (2-step and 3-step Standard Deviation Colour Matching) MacAdam ellipse binning options for color control precision and uniformity (3SDCM standard for 2700–4000K CCT, with 2SDCM options now available). The 120lm/W efficacy is an average performance across all form factors in the Vero Array Series based on 3000K 80CRI configurations driven at nominal currents. With some Vero configurations driven at lower currents, users can achieve efficacies up to 140lm/w. The Vero arrays also deliver what are claimed to be industry-leading average minimums of 110lm/w and provide designers with best-in-class design and manufacturability flexibility, claims the firm.

The Vero platform enables plug & play connectivity for lighting manufacturers, streamlining production processes for lighting manufacturers, says Bridgelux. These capabilities lead to shorter product development times, lower inventory requirements, reduced costs and more light with less energy, the firm adds. Also, the more precise standard color control options of either 2SDCM or 3SDCM improves the quality of light by providing greater consistency and uniformity between adjacent light sources, enabling consistent lighting installations with both high-quality color rendering and appearance, says Bridgelux.

The Vero Series also exceeds the California Energy Commission (CEC) requirements for a R9 saturated red level of greater than 50 for luminaires and lamps.

Vero arrays are compatible with a wide variety of standard drivers (350mA increments) and optical components, providing lighting manufacturers with greater flexibility and a wide range of options (shortening product development times, lowering inventory requirements and reducing costs), Bridgelux claims. Electrical connections can be established with thermally isolated solder pads (reducing manufacturing time and complexity) or by using a solder-less on-board connector port (simplifying manufacturing processes, reducing production time/cost, and eliminating the potential for solder failures, as well as enabling plug & play connectivity and field upgradability).

Vero Series Arrays are available now in four different sizes with performance specifications to fit a broad spectrum of residential, commercial, industrial and interior/exterior applications.

See related items:

Bridgelux announces commercial availability of Vero LED arrays

Bridgelux launches Vero LED array platform

Tags: Bridgelux LEDs


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