Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 17, 2015

Osram Presents New Soleriq S 19 Version with Higher Efficacy

Osram Opto Semiconductors complements its Soleriq S 19 portfolio: The new “Brilliant Color” LED is especially designed for retail and shop lighting applications as it features a high color quality which is very similar to that of high intensity discharge lamps (HID). This enables rich and saturated colors and provides a high quality of white. The high-tech company also launches product versions with an increased efficacy of up to 15 percent, depending on the LED type. The performance improvement refers to all Soleriq S 19 LEDs with CRIs of 70, 80 and 90. The new versions of the CoB family (Chip-on-Board) will be introduced step-by-step from mid of August till the end of the year.

With its new Soleriq S 19 “Brilliant Color” Osram Opto Semiconductors has managed to optimize the spectrum of the light source. The increased color gamut, together with the high color rendering index (CRI) of typ. 85 ensure a good rendering of colors. This superior color quality originally is a key feature of high intensity discharge lamps (HID) and, until now, has been barely seen as a characteristic of LEDs. As the color appears more saturated, the new LED can emphasis and create an appealing appearance of commercial products. Together with its features like small size, directed light distribution, no heat radiation directly to the objects, minimal infrared and no UV radiation as well as long lifetime, it is an ideal solution for retail and shop lighting applications where products have to look as good as possible.

The three additional new versions of the Soleriq S 19 with CRIs of 70, 80 and 90 can be implemented in spot lights, professional downlights and general indoor lighting applications. With color temperatures between 2700 and 6500 Kelvin they offer warm white and cool white light for different lighting solutions. The substrate size of all versions is 24.0 mm x 24.0 mm x 1.4 mm, the operating temperature ranges between -30° C and 105° C and the junction temperature goes up to 125° C.

The launch of the “Brilliant Color” and the CRI 80 and CRI 90 versions is scheduled for mid of August 2015. The Soleriq S 19 with CRI 70 will be available by the end of the year. The certification process based on the LM-80 standard (Energy Star) is in progress. The results for 3,000 and 6,000 hours are already available; the results for 10,000 hours is expected by year end.

About Osram Opto Semiconductors:

Osram, with its headquarters in Munich, is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. Osram Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany), Penang (Malaysia) and Wuxi (China). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA). Its headquarters for the Asia region is in Hong Kong. Osram Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to