Products, Materials + Tools | Feb 14, 2014

Welcome To the New Series of Luna Optical Diffusers by Khatod

Through the continual exploration of new areas of application for the LED Technology, Khatod is proud to introduce new innovative, and why not, also appealing products for his customers. Luna optical diffusers apply and implement the new photoluminescence technology based on aluminates, inorganic materials, for new frontiers of design. Basing on the photoluminescence technology, Luna optical diffusers can be used in a variety of applications. They are perfect wherever a uniform soft light is required, while offering the exclusive property to glow on in the dark even when the lighting fixture hosting Luna is switched off.

Features:
•    Luna optical diffusers are sphere shaped – 55 mm Ø – realized in milky white PC, optical grade, specific for most popular HB COB LEDs.
•    The upper hemisphere of Luna is photoluminescent treated;
•    The crystals/pigments used for Luna’s photoluminescence properties are based on phosphors derived from natural non-radioactive toxic-free and harmless rare earth mineral crystals
•    Explosion proof, vapor proof, non-radioactive, non-toxic, harmless to the environment and humans;
•    The presence of heavy metals is far below the statutory limits according to the European and US Standards for safety regulations covering products falling in high safety categories such as cosmetics and toys
•    REACH Certified
•    Luna glows on in the dark by emitting a soft colored light.
•    The photoluminescent glowing effect comes in two colors: green and blue
•    Easy fixing onto the COB LEDs: provided with a special adaptor allowing immediate easy assembling by a simple
twist & lock system
•    Complying with Zhaga standards
•    Complying with UL94 Specifications
•    No vibration problems
•    UV protected

Applications:
•    Any application in General Lighting, Indoor and Outdoor
•    Step-marker
•    Signalling lamps
•    Architectural lighting
•    Any applications where a diffused soft lighting is requested

How does Luna actually glow-in-the-dark?
LED in off position in daylight: Charging the Aluminates
Luna’s photoluminescent crystals absorb and store the light energy from ambient daylight.

LED in on position in daylight or in darkness: Lighting, and charging the Aluminates.
Luna illuminates the environment while the LED light charges the photolumine¬scent crystals:
•    High diffusion flux
•    High luminous intensity
•    Perfect uniform light distribution

LED in off position in darkness: Emitting green soft light (green crystals)
In darkness, Luna crystals re-emit the stored light energy by emitting a luminous light over six/eight hours, by gradually decreasing in intensity. Recharge Luna in day-light or by switching on the LED.
•    The soft light is diffused with a green flux
•    Perfect uniform light distribution

LED in off position in darkness: Emitting blue soft light (blue crystals)
In darkness, Luna crystals re-emit the stored light energy by emitting a luminous light over six/eight hours, by gradually decreasing in intensity. Recharge Luna in day-light or by switching on the LED.
•    The soft light is diffused with a blue flux
•    Perfect uniform light distribution

The photoluminescence technology is based on phosphors derived from natural non-radioactive toxic-free and harmless rare earth mineral crystals that possess the unique capacity to absorb and store light energy from ambient light, natural or artificial. In darkness, the crystals begin to emit a luminous glow by releasing the stored light energy over a length of time, up to six/eight hours, by gradually decreasing in intensity.

The crystals or pigments used for the photoluminescent properties of Luna, are selected and REACH Certified pigments. The presence of heavy metals is far below the statutory limits according to the European and American standards for safety regulations covering products falling in high safety categories such as cosmetics and toys.

The photoluminescence is a clean and renewable energy source, totally safe and harmless to the environment and humans. Its characteristics remain unchanged for years. The photoluminescent pigments used for Luna are explosion proof, vapor proof, non-radioactive, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Luna optical diffusers are provided with special adaptors, customized for the individual models of the major HB COB LEDs. The adaptors allow for the interchangeability of the Luna models on the same LED source. The assembly method is unique and easy to use. No soldering or gluing is required. They allow immediate easy assembling of the diffuser onto the COB LED by a simple twist & lock system.

The concept is very simple:
First: Fasten the adaptor onto the PCB with two screws;
Second: Twist & lock Luna onto the adaptor by a simple rotation.

Luna optical diffusers are in compliance with Zhaga Standards and fit most of the applications where COB LEDs are required.

Luna optical diffusers deliver a double function:
•    When they are lighted up in the final lighting application, they work like a typical lamp;
•    When the lighting application hosting Luna is switched off, then they glow on in the dark by emitting a soft colored light. The excellent glow-on-effects performed by Luna make it a special innovation, an emotional object where Luna and light are a single body shining in the dark.

Luna optical diffusers and full documentation can be viewed and downloaded from our website:
http://www.khatod.com/Khatod/Page.aspx?Luna_optical_diffusers

About Khatod Optoelectronic:
Khatod lenses have made the mark in the LED Industry for over 25 years. Unique on the international scene, Khatod holds all of its operations 100% in house (Milano, Italy), from initial design to time to market: Optical Systems, optics for SSL, HB, COB LEDs applications, custom optics, components.

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