News-Spot | Business News | Dec 07, 2011

Bridgelux Announces Commercial Availability of Latest Generation Array LEDs

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced commercial availability of its latest generation of industry-leading LS, ES, and award-winning RS product families, delivering an increase in efficacy of up to 30% and a reduction of up to 30% in cost per lumen compared to previous product generations. Featuring the largest portfolio of LED arrays in the lighting industry, Bridgelux offers products for lighting applications ranging from the light output equivalent of a 20-Watt decorative lamp to that of a 300-Watt high intensity discharge (HID) city streetlight.

Bridgelux’s latest generation of LED arrays offer optical and mechanical compatibility with previous product generations, allowing customers to easily incorporate all performance enhancements with a simple upgrade path, minimizing design efforts.

Further, these new arrays offer greater system design flexibility to achieve Energy Star, Title 24, Part L and other global energy efficiency standards. All Bridgelux arrays are configured to align with industry standard drive currents to simplify the electronic driver selection process for new lamp and luminaire product development, enabling accelerated time to market.

“Bridgelux’s commitment to rapid technology innovation while maintaining the product design characteristics of their LED arrays dramatically reduces our development risk, and ensures an easy design-in process,” said Jeff Spencer, director of product management – commercial for Juno Lighting Group by Schneider Electric. “We are very excited to be using their latest generation of arrays in the new Indy Performance Series LED downlights that we are launching later this month.  As LED technology continues to rapidly evolve, Bridgelux has been a terrific strategic partner because they understand that by providing platform stability with the LED array products we can easily adopt the latest technology improvements and rapidly pass these innovations on to our customers without significant product redesigns.”

Bridgelux arrays are available in a broad range of color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 5600K with 3 SDCM color control options to enable clean and consistent lighting installations.  Multiple color rendering index (CRI) options are available, providing increased design flexibility for lamp and luminaire manufacturers.

About Bridgelux:
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity.  Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems.  Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications.  With more than 550 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry.  For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

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