Products, Materials + Tools | May 26, 2011

175W Metal Halid Equivalent LED Light Source Announced by Luminus Devices and its Partnet T-Opto

Luminus Devices, Inc., and T-Opto, a Division of Toyota Tsusho America, today announced the introduction of the SoloLux high output LED module, a high efficacy sub-system for high lumen general lighting applications that typically utilize a 175W metal halide source. SoloLux is designed for indoor and outdoor installations requiring many thousands of lumens such as parking area, roadway, canopy, high bay and high ceiling down lights. The patent-pending module produces up to 6,500 lumens from a single source, which reduces fixture cost and complexity when compared against alternate solutions that use arrays of low power LEDs.

"SoloLux sets a new standard for LED modules by providing the lighting community with a single source, field upgradeable solution with real optical punch," said Jim Hunter, Vice President and General Manager for Global Commercial Markets at Luminus Devices. "The module is based on Luminus Big Chip LED technology, which provides our lighting customers with the opportunity to develop creative and differentiated high performance fixtures. We are seeing real innovation in the marketplace with the technology, such as indirect lighting fixtures that are low glare and eliminate multi-source shadowing."

Michael Handerhan, General Manager of T-Opto, adds "Field upgradeability is a real key to the strategy behind the SoloLux. As LED performance continues to improve, fixture performance can be upgraded by replacing the chip-on-board LED with a standard screw driver. The benefits to our customers in accelerating time to market are obvious, as the SoloLux comes with integrated heat sinking and an electrical interface to standard ballasts. In addition, we have created reference designs for our customers, including custom optics, for targeted applications such as outdoor area lighting and high bay."

SoloLux is available in color temperatures ranging from warm to cool, and is in process of attaining LM-79, UL1598 and ULIP66 accreditations. SoloLux will be available for sampling this summer with volume availability shortly thereafter.

Preliminary Specifications (datasheet and samples coming soon):

Input Current Color TemperaturesLumen range
3.0 – 6.0A 6,500K
5,700K
4,500K
3,000K
3,000 – 6,500 lumens
3,000 – 6,500 lumens
2,700 – 6,000 lumens
2,250 – 4,500 lumens

About Luminus Devices:
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources for a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com/.

About T-Opto:
T-Opto is a leading provider of optically, thermally, and electrically validated LED based light engines and modules. Their designs help enable high performance lighting fixtures applicable to commercial, industrial, and residential lighting markets. For more information, visit the website www.t-opto.com/.

About Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.:
TAI is a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the seventh largest trading company in the world with net sales exceeding $6 billion and employing over 20,000. TAI has emerged in the US market as a multi-business entity with expanded capabilities, fresh ideas, and a greatly broadened experience base. TAI's seven operating divisions (Metals, Machinery & Electronics, Chemicals, Logistics, Automotive, Food, and Consumer products) pursue a broad range of activities which combine international trading functions with domestic source and supply activities, supply chain and logistics services, and processing and manufacturing functions in both the industrial and consumer sectors. For more information, visit www.taiamerica.com/.

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