21 July 2017
Everlight launches 2- and 4-chip EL Multi Color LED packages for automotive interior ambient lighting
Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics Co Ltd has launched the EL Micro Multi (1216) and EL Multi Color (2525) series with two chips and four chips, respectively, in ceramic packages, designed specifically for ambient lighting applications in vehicle interiors.
The EL Micro Multi Series is offered in an extremely small (1.2mm x 1.6mm x 0.7mm) ceramic MSL1 rated SMD package (the smallest dual-color package on the market). The product consists of two different chips that can separately control and mix the color temperature of cool white (6000K) and warm white (2700K), according to preference. This allows a customized color combination of two colors such as cool white (6000K) combined with yellow, red, green or blue. In cool (6000K) and warm (2700K) white, it offers a brightness intensity of 20lm at a drivie current of 80mA, ESD protection of 8kV, and operates over temperatures from -40°C to +110°C. The two-chip EL Micro Multi Series is available at a price that meets the budget requests of automotive original (1216) equipment vendors.
The EL Multi Color series (within a 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.75mm ceramic MSL1 rated SMD package with a gold plating leadframe for sulphur resistance) comprises four different chips for customized RGBW and RGBY color options. Benefitting from an individual and mixed phosphor design of white color among four chips, this avoids luminous decay of each chip and hence provides uniform light and better overall performance for applications, it is claimed. EL Multi Color can control the brightness separately, mix color and light up upon request. The viewing angle is 140°, and the ESD protection is 8kV. The EL Multi Color 4-chip package addresses and meets the requirements of automotive original equipment vendors for higher performance than regular budget EL Micro Multi Series 2-chip packages.