Products, Materials + Tools | May 12, 2011

Bridgelux’s Third Generation LED Array Portfolio Will Deliver Dramatic Energy Efficiency and Cost Advantages

Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today launched the third generation of its advanced LED Arrays, including its industry-leading LS, ES, and award-winning RS product families. This new product generation features the latest technical advancements in epitaxial GaN layer growth, LED chip design and packaging technologies, delivering an increase in efficacy of up to 20% and a reduction of up to 30% in the cost per lumen compared to previous product generations. These new Arrays offer greater system design flexibility to achieve Energy Star, Title 24, Part L and other global energy efficiency standards. Additionally these products 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.

The Bridgelux product portfolio includes light output performance ranging from 240 to 10,000 lumens continuing the expansion of the industry’s broadest range of high performance lighting class LED light sources. The third generation of Bridgelux’s LS and ES star Arrays are available immediately. These energy efficient, high flux density sources enable new MR-16, GU-10 and A-19 lamp applications. The small source size of the 800 to 1000 lumen ES Star Arrays enable precision beam control for directional luminaires and PAR lamps. The new generation of Bridgelux’s ES rectangle and RS Arrays will begin shipping in Q3, 2011.

As with the current product lines, these third generation 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. Additionally multiple color rendering index (CRI) options are now available, providing increased design flexibility for lamp and luminaire manufacturers. To enable customers to easily take advantage of these performance enhancements, these new LED arrays use the same form factor as previous generations, allowing for drop in replacements and a simple upgrade path while minimizing design efforts.

“Our commitment to technological innovation has enabled Bridgelux to continue to deliver increasing efficacy while driving down the cost of LED lighting, said Jason Posselt, vice president of Global Marketing. “Since our first LED Array introduction in 2009, the company has increased efficacy by over 80% and reduced the cost of light by over 50%. Bridgelux is the light source provider of choice for our customers because we continue to address their needs for reduced design complexity, lower cost, and high quality lighting. We remain confident that this is the right approach to drive rapid market adoption of solid state lighting (SSL).”

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 500 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