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26 March 2014

Bridgelux unveils exterior and industrial LED sub-system as high-pressure sodium lamp replacement

Bridgelux Inc of Livermore, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of solid-state light sources for lighting applications, has unveiled the Outdoor Lighting Module (OLM); a new line of LED sub-systems that integrates optics, environmental protection and the LED source for roadways, parking garages and other outdoor and industrial applications. The OLM aims to allow manufacturers to rapidly expand their product lines while lowering costs.

Outdoor applications, including roadways, parking lots and flood lighting, are some of the fastest-growing segments in the industry. According to McKinsey & Company, LED-based outdoor lighting solutions are expected to grow from 6% of the market ($10bn) to 74% by 2020.

Bridgelux says that the new OLM Series incorporates technology advances and features that will help luminaire manufacturers develop a broad range of differentiated outdoor lighting products with lower total costs, faster time to market, and energy efficacy.

The OLM Series is a platform that integrates fundamental components for building solid-state luminaires into a single sub-system. Bridgelux reckons that it reduces product development time by 3-6 months, eliminating up to $100,000 in R&D expenses. Building solid-state fixtures with OLM can reduce manufacturing time by 5-7 days, it adds.

Compared to conventional high-pressure sodium systems, OLM can reduce the manufacturing cost of outdoor solid-state lighting fixtures by 10-20%, and reduce maintenance costs while lowering power consumption by up to 65%, claims the firm. Also, OLM has been specifically designed to enable lighting manufacturers to reduce the overall bill of material (BoM) cost of their luminaires.

The OLM’s slim profile, impact-resistant optics, and broad area lighting capabilities make it a suitable platform for outdoor wall pack and flood light applications. Designed to be compliant with key light pattern standards (IESNA, EN13-201, NEMA), the sub-system also has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 66; making it suitable for harsh outdoor environments.

Bridgelux says that its proprietary integrated symmetric and asymmetric optics enable lighting manufacturers to design luminaires for targeted applications that spread light in more effective and efficient ways. OLM-based fixtures can also be designed into applications with specific lighting pattern requirements such as glare reduction and dark sky, it adds.

The firm is initially launching six OLM subsystems ranging in power from 18 to 40 watts and estimated product lifetimes of 50,000-100,000 hours. They will be commercially available in June, with pre-orders being accepted now.

Bridgelux is demonstrating the OLM in Halle 4 Ebene 2 Stand J31 at the Light + Building tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany (30 March – 4 April).

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