Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 07, 2013

TALEXXengine STARK SLE Generation 3 Has Arrived

Only nine months after the 2nd generation Tridonic is now launching the 3rd generation of the TALEXXengine STARK SLE LED light engine – more cost-effective and more efficient. Generation 3 makes for impressive reading: up to 80% higher luminous flux, greater efficiency under real-life conditions (up to 125 lm/W at 4000 K) and better hot lumen efficiency (up to Tp = 85°C). Even after 50,000 hours of operation the 3rd generation achieves a life of up to L90. At the same time the modules are matched to the new ECO and TOP series of TALEXXconverters and together constitute an optimum system.

With the new LED module Tridonic is presenting itself as a competent system supplier for professional lighting solutions based on chip-on-board (COB) light sources. Thanks to a new COB design with improved thermal properties, more efficient LED chips and perfect matching with the appropriate converters, the CLASSIC, SELECT and MINI modules achieve even greater efficiency at lower costs. Up to 4800 lumen can now be emitted from an LES 19 (Light Emitting Surface). There is also a new operating mode for the CLASSIC and SELECT modules, known as Best LED Operation (BLO). This ensures an ideal balance between efficiency, lifetime and costs. The lumen package is automatically configured when the LED module is connected to the converter. The luminous flux remains constant at all times, even if the colour temperature changes.

The 3rd generation of the TALEXXengine STARK SLE light engine has yet another key feature in that it offers high quality of light of up to CRI 90 with very small colour tolerances corresponding to MacAdam 3 and even MacAdam 2 as an option. Differences in colour are therefore barely perceptible so the light is extremely uniform. The reproducible white light is available in the standardised colour temperatures of 3000 and 4000 K. For excellent colour rendering CRI > 90 is now available also for the MINI module.

Chip-on-Board technology allows optimum thermal management for the LED modules so efficient operation at temperatures of up to 85°C is possible. The associated smaller form factor gives luminaire developers even greater freedom of design, especially for creating compact fittings.

The converters for the LED modules are available in surface mounted and in-built versions. They offer various interfaces for precise trouble-free control, including switchDIM, DALI and DSI. Integrated terminals on the LED modules – a joint development with the subsidiary Tridonic connection technology – ensure simple wiring with standard luminaire cable, reducing installation time and costs.

In addition to the CLASSIC, SELECT and MINI units, the TALEXXengine STARK SLE series includes the FOOD and PREMIUM modules, with PREMIUM offering tunable white along the Planckian curve from 2700 to 6500 K.

The properties of the new generation will benefit customers who use the components of older versions because the system is downward compatible with identical mechanical and optical interfaces, and therefore represents a sound investment for the future.

The manufacturer offers a five-year system guarantee for peace of mind.

About Tridonic:
Tridonic, headquartered in Dornbirn/Austria, develops, manufactures and markets equipment for a wide range of light sources, lighting management systems, LED and OLED solutions and connectors. Through its active partnership, outstanding service competence and technical expertise Tridonic enables its customers to implement lighting solutions of superior functionality and economy.
Tridonic is a subsidiary of the Zumtobel Group. In the 2012/13 fiscal year, 1,946 Tridonic employees in 27 locations achieved sales of 378 million euros. More than 300 employees in research and development create intelligent lighting concepts based on sophisticated systems and products. More than 650 inventions and 2,100 patents are ample evidence of the powers of innovation of Tridonic. Customers include luminaire manufacturers, manufacturers of products that incorporate lighting, architects, electrical system designers, lighting planners, electrical contractors and wholesalers.
The history of Tridonic stretches back more than 50 years and is a success story with many highs. Today, true to its slogan “enlightening your ideas”, Tridonic is synonymous with outstanding products and services related to the fascinating subject of light.
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