Products, Materials & Tools | Dec 19, 2012

Philips Updates Fortimo SLM to 3rd Gen with Clearly Increased Performance - Ideal for Spot and Downlight Applications

The third generation of the Fortimo LED SLM system offers versatility when it comes to applications in retail lighting, as it can be used for both powerful spot lighting solutions and compact stylish downlight fixtures. The new generation comes with the latest Chip-On-Board (COB) LED technology creating a powerful, compact and uniform light source for excellent beam control and small beam angles. The SLM Gen3 modules produce high quality of light and deliver an energy efficiency performance of over 100Lm/W on system level at application conditions.

The Fortimo LED SLM Gen3 system has been designed with luminaire manufacturers needs in mind, offering many passive cooling opportunities due to its high Tc-point of 75C and its decreased thermal load as a benefit of the improved efficiency. The Fortimo LED SLM Gen3 produces colour points that are identical to the benchmark in retail lighting: the Philips MASTERColour CDM Elite lamp.  Next to that the small Light Emitting Surface (LES) creates the tightest beams and delivers the highest brightness. It makes the Fortimo LED SLM an excellent alternative compared to the commonly used halogen, compact fluorescent or compact HID lighting sources within retail lighting.

Pim Kemps, Philips Product Manager for Spot and Downlight, LED systems, OEM Lighting Sources & Electronics, added: “We continuously improve the performance of our products ensuring that retailers can showcase their merchandise in bright and vivid lighting. The Fortimo SLM Gen3 portfolio includes a 2000 lm and 3000 lm CRI90 version with high R9 value, deeply enhancing red colours of merchandise. And in the beginning of 2013 we will also be introducting a very powerful 4500 lm module in the SLM family with the same form factor.“

True to the Fortimo brand promise, Fortimo LED SLM is a smart system, which means the modules work smoothly with Philips Xitanium LED drivers. This allows for a choice of dimming systems from Trailing Edge to DALI and 12V output for easy connection of active cooling systems. The Fortimo LED SLM Gen3 modules are fully backwards compatible with the 2nd generation of spotlight modules and are Zhaga compliant. The LED modules as well as the Philips Xitanium LED driver range are commercially available, click here for more information. Small numbers of samples for  testing and design-in purposes can be ordered via the Philips Technology web shop:

About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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