Products, Materials & Tools | May 12, 2009

Seoul Semiconductor Launches Commercial Sales of New 120lm/W Patented Product for Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor (CEO: Chung Hoon Lee), a world-leading LED manufacturer, announced on May 12 the launch of its 120lm/W high-efficiency, SMD type LED (Part No: LCW100Z1) for general purpose lighting.

Unlike existing Chip LED devices, the LCW100Z1 delivers over 120lm/W with an enhanced primary optic. Also, combined with the metal substrate, luminous efficiency is improved substantially compared to the typical Top View LED. Enhanced heat transfer dramatically improves efficiency. The patented LCW100Z1 shows remarkable value with pricing comparable to similar-sized Chip LED’s that can tolerate only half of the current of the LCW100Z1.

As an ultra-thin LED with dimensions of 3.5mm x 2.8mm x 1.6mm, the LCW100Z1 delivers up to 7.8lm (@0.06W) at the low current of 20mA, and 14.3lm 40mA with a viewing angle of 120 degrees in cool white. Another strength of the LCW100Z1 is that its reliability is improved by the optimized thermal design yielding the efficiency needed for indoor and outdoor lighting. 
   
The new LCW100Z1 product comes in three ranges of correlated color temperature’s (CCT); including pure white, warm white and natural white. Samples of the LCW100Z1 were already received favorably by leading lighting appliance manufacturers around the world. As it can immediately replace the existing Top View LED, the LCW100Z1 is expected to be widely adopted for tube-type fluorescent lamps and surface light source lamps. The LCW100Z1 is also anticipated to serve as a catalyst for expanding the LED lighting market as it allows lighting manufacturers to produce a variety of lighting devices. In some instances using fewer, higher power devices has proven too costly and not provided a homogeneous light pattern without an expensive and complex optic.
    
The new LCW100Z1 was showcased at Seoul Semiconductor’s booth at the Light Fair 2009 held from May 5th to 7th at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, and it was acclaimed by audiences, receiving a large number of inquiries.
     
About Seoul Semiconductor:
Seoul Semiconductor is a world leading LED manufacturer. The growth potential of the company is widely recognized as it was selected as ‘one of the most promising companies in Asia’ by Forbes and Business Week in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Its main offering, the Acriche™ LED, was also named "Product of the Year" by Electronic in 2006, one of the most prestigious electronics publications in Europe, and awarded in Newtech Korea 2008 and named as Korea Ten Best New Technologies of 2008. Over 5,000 patents filed or registered and The Company registered over 5,000 patents and licenses, and it runs 25 overseas operations, including 3 subsidiaries, and 114 worldwide distributors.
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