Products, Materials & Tools | Jul 24, 2008

Seoul Semiconductors: High CRI, High Luminous Efficacy and High Reliability Top View LEDs

Seoul Semiconductor’s release of High CRI, High Luminous Efficacy and High Reliability Top View LEDs has gained rapid market acceptance. In addition to their high CRI, Seoul Semiconductor’s Top View LEDs have a luminous efficacy of 70lm/W and a life expectancy that exceeds 50,000 hrs. These new Top View LEDs enable lighting designers to achieve best-in-class indoor lighting.

Incandescent bulbs and halogen lamps have dominated the interior and display lighting market segments because of their high CRI (100). But because of their low luminous efficacy (10~15lm/W) government authorities worldwide have passed legislation, which will go into effect over the next few years, banning the sale of these products.  

With high CRI, superior lumens per watt and long life, Seoul Semiconductor’s new top view LEDs are poised to dominate the lighting market segments where high-performance light sources are a must.

Seoul Semiconductor’s new Top View LED series: Warm White part (CAWT722-S) has a CRI of 96 and achieves 68 lm/W, while the Pure White (CWT722-S) has a CRI of 92 and  produces 70 lm/W.

According to a Seoul Semiconductor official, these new items are said to provide 4 times higher luminous efficacy than previous lighting sources while meeting the stringent requirements of today’s lighting designers.

About Seoul Semiconductor:
Seoul Semiconductor, the world’s leading LED manufacturer, has been named to Forbes and Business Week’s lists as one of the most promising Asian companies. Its products, Acriche and Flash LED were named as "Product of the Year" in 2008 and 2006 by Elektronik, one of the most prestigious electronics magazines in Europe. Also, Acriche was selected as one of the “Hot items of 2007” by EDN, specialized in electronic components. Semiconductor’s primary business areas are LED packaging and custom module manufacturing. It provides a full range of LED products including AC-driven semiconductor light source, Acriche, High-brightness Power, Side View, Top, Chip, Lamp and High Flux LEDs, and custom type modules. Applications for the company’s LED products include general lighting, signage, back lighting for mobile phones, TVs, notebook computers, automotive lighting, home appliances, signals, etc. Seoul Semiconductor reported US$290 million in sales in 2007. It has 1,558 patents and 362 licenses as of December 2007. Seoul Semiconductor has 25 branches including 3 overseas corporate offices. Its products are also represented worldwide by more than 90 distributors.

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