Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 23, 2012

High Performance SPECTRALUX® Light Engines from OMC Deliver 130 lumens/Watt

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics, have launched new light engines which offer very high luminous efficiencies of up to 30 per cent higher than alternatives currently available. 220-series SPECTRALUX® light engines deliver up to 130lm/W and feature life expectancies of up to 40 years.

In the SPECTRALUX® light engine range, highly efficient, tightly-matched LED die material is bonded to a thermally conductive substrate and encapsulated with a precision-applied phosphor coating. OMC is able to achieve such high performance in the 220-series because the company uses a greater LED chip area which has been optimally distributed across the substrate surface to enhance optical efficacy and reduce current density. In addition, the electronic configuration of the die elements has been arranged to keep drive currents low, thereby reducing the power dissipation further. Not only does this technique result in high luminous efficiency, it also ensures that heat is spread more effectively across the substrate surface resulting in lower junction temperatures and longer life expectancy. In applications where very high efficiency is not the main consideration, the die area can be tailored to reduce power consumption or cost so as to meet the requirements of individual customer applications.

The 220-series devices are compact at only 20mm square, and are simple to use, requiring only a constant-current supply to drive them. Heatsinking the devices is also more simple as the greater efficiency means lower power dissipation for a given light output. Comments William Heath, OMC’s commercial director: “100lm/W has been a benchmark figure for exceptional light engine performance for some time now so to have achieved 130lm/W in our new 220-series devices is very exciting. They are suitable for a very wide range of applications, from lighting fixtures/luminaires to house, caravan, and boat illumination, cabinet and display lighting, industrial machinery, vending machine, chillers, photographic flashes and microscope illumination.”

For additional information. please visit the OMC SPECTRALUX® microsite.

About OMC:
Founded in the mid 1980s as The Fibre-Data Group, OMC is one of the longest established specialist manufacturers of optoelectronics in Europe, headquartered in Cornwall, UK. Accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and winners of the UK National Electronic Component Award for Innovation, OMC is a pioneer in the development, manufacture and application of cutting-edge LED and fibre-optic technologies for a wide range of industries and companies worldwide, and places a major focus on research and development, engineering and innovation. OMC’s commitment to the highest standards of quality, performance and engineering support is recognised within the industry. OMC has four key manufacturing divisions: Fibre Optics; LED Backlights and Optical Mouldings; Discrete Optoelectronic Components; and Semiconductor (LED) Lighting.