Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 19, 2008

Golden DRAGON Plus for Brightness Plus - Brighter in All White Tones

The integrated silicon lens on the Golden DRAGON Plus lets even more light out. The new generation of single-chip LEDs typically achieves a 15% increase in brightness compared with the standard Golden DRAGON.

Like all the new LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, the Golden DRAGON Plus benefits from the latest chip technology. Thanks to the integrated silicon lens it has been possible to increase the efficiency with which light is extracted considerably. The optimized silicon encapsulation, the high-performance thin-film chip, the perfect thermal coupling between the chip and the package and the excellent heat removal properties of the SMT package all contribute to the increase in brightness. The high-intensity single-chip LED can handle currents up to 1 A in continuous operation and will last up to 50,000 hours under the special application conditions. Its solder pad is the same as that for the other members of the DRAGON family. The LED is also suitable for standard solder processes. The maximum barrier junction temperature is 125°C; the thermal resistance is typically 9 K/W (maximum 11 K/W).

Strong light ideal for external optics:
Golden DRAGON Plus is available in cold white, neutral white and warm white. Its beam characteristics make it ideal for secondary optics. This means that there are virtually no limits to the range of applications for this light source in general lighting. It is suitable for street lighting, tunnel lighting, all indoor lighting from reading lights to recessed ceiling light, display lighting, furniture lighting, decorative lighting and designer luminaires. It can already be used for example as a replacement for fluorescent lamps in LinearLight arrangements.

About OSRAM:
OSRAM is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Sales in the year ending September 30, 2006 totalled 4.6 billion euros, 88 percent of which came from outside Germany. OSRAM is a high-tech company in the lighting sector. Around 40 percent of sales comes from innovative products. This global player employs around 40,000 people worldwide, supplies customers in some 150 countries and has 49 production facilities in 18 countries. .

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors:
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Regensburg, is a subsidiary of OSRAM. It offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for the lighting, sensor and visualization sectors. The company has sites in Regensburg, San José (USA) and Penang (Malaysia) and more than 3600 employees.

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