Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 20, 2010

New 3-Watt Titanbrite™ RGB LED from Lumex with Enhanced Efficiency and Performance

Lumex has further expanded the company´s extensive line of high-brightness LED technologies with the introduction of the 3-watt TitanBrite™ RGB, a square-shaped SMT LED technology that combines superior color performance with cost and real estate savings.

The square shape of the 10mm x 10mmTitanBrite RGB LED allows increased design efficiency with easier assembly and array formation opportunities. This feature is particularly useful for applications that require increased resolution for up-close viewing and for integration of dynamic, smaller images.

The innovative new technology is ideally suited for a wide variety of applications including electronic signage, industrial controls, safety/security lighting, general illumination, graphic backlighting, accent lighting and other applications that require bright, intense light and low power consumption.


“The TitanBrite RGB LED was developed in response to growing marketing demand for high- brightness LED RGB technology,” explains Kay Fernandez, Manager of High Power Technology “Design engineers have become familiar with the superior color rendering of RGB LED technology, now they are looking for options that allow them to more efficiently take advantage of this superior performance.”

In addition to the design benefits made possible by the TitanBrite´s square shape, RGB technologies provide several opportunities for enhanced efficiency. The use of a single TitanBrite RGB LED can result in up to a 30% cost savings as well as a 70% real estate savings compared to the use of individual red, green and blue packages. Replacing three parts with a single part number also simplifies ordering and maintenance processes.

RGB LEDs provide color rendering performance that is superior to traditional phosphor converted high-brightness white LED technologies. This enhanced color consistency is especially beneficial for lighting applications that require warm white light that closely matches incandescent lighting.  RGB light allows for adjustable color tuning that not only can create shades of white, but almost every other color in the visible spectrum as well.

The combination of the three colors in the same package with an flat epoxy lens creates an ideal product for sign makers that strive to match the view angle of every LED and color to give their products an even view angle throughout the entire sign.

The RoHS compliant TitanBrite RGBs contain three individual 1-Watt dies in red (636nm), green (525nm) and blue (470nm). Samples of these devices are available from stock, with production quantities in 8-10 weeks.  Pricing is dependent on quantity ordered, and is approximately $4.00 -$7.00 per unit in production quantities.

For additional information or engineering assistance:
In North America and Europe, contact Lumex’s Sales Department, 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL  60067  USA.  Phone:  1-800-278-5666.  FAX:  1-847-359-8904.  E-mail: Web:
In Asia, contact Lumex's Asian Pacific Headquarters at 3F, No. 972, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC.  Phone: +886-3-582-1124.  FAX:  +886-3-582-1154. Web (in Chinese):

About Lumex:
Lumex, an ITW company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic components, devices and displays. Lumex offers thousands of high-efficiency, state-of-the-art optoelectronic components, devices and displays, with an emphasis on both application-specific and customer-specific parts for the North American, Asian and European markets.  The company is headquartered in Palatine, Illinois and Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC,.  Manufacturing facilities are located in Illinois, Taiwan and China with distributors throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Lumex received its initial ISO 9001 registration in 1996.

About the ITW Photonics Group:
The ITW Photonics Group was created to bring together and build on the technical expertise of three individual companies that specialize in photonics technology and span the full spectrum of wavelengths. The group consists of Lumex (LED and LCD technology, headquarters in Palatine, IL and Taiwan), Cal Sensors (IR detector and emitter technology, based in Santa Rosa, CA) and Opto Diode (LED, silicon photodiodes and electro-optical assembly technology, based in Newbury Park, CA).
The synergy of these industry frontrunners provides an unsurpassed range of photonic capabilities within a broad spectrum of markets, including medical, military and industrial controls. The ITW Photonics Group provides integrated solutions that encompass the technology and experience from all three business units, offering design engineers higher product performance with greater feature enhancements.  For more information on the ITW Photonics Group, log onto