Components | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Color LEDs | Oct 20, 2016

OMC Launches New HP UV&IR LEDs, New Micro Series LEDs and New Proprietary Coloured LEDs

OMC, a pioneer in optoelectronics, will present a range of new LEDs at the Electronic Design Show. The new LEDs are a new range of surface-mount high-power ultra-violet and infra-red LED emitters, extremely compact LED emitters measuring just a fraction of a millimeter, and a series of brighter LED emitters than traditional coloured LEDs based on their proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™.

High Power Surface-Mount IR & UV LEDs:

The high power SMD LED series is available in two package styles and suits a wide range of possible applications, including curing, data communications, inspection and sensing. The very compact 3.5x3.5 mm High Power SMD LED device is available in both UV and IR types, with a number of integral lens options providing different output beam angles and a ceramic substrate giving enhanced thermal properties. Available UV wavelengths include 365 nm, 385 nm and 395 nm and IR wavelengths include 850 nm and 940 nm.

The second package style in the series is the larger Multichip UV LED, measuring 6.8x6.8 mm. This 7W device offers very high power output and features a glass lens for superior reliability and extended product life. As the device includes multiple LED chips, these can be configured to allow the device to emit more than one UV wavelength should the application require it.

“Our new high power SMD IR and UV LED series has been developed to provide customers with more versatile solutions for their industrial, detection and data communications applications.” said William Heath, OMC’s Commercial Director. “The range of package sizes, lensing options and device powers is designed to offer maximum flexibility to engineers looking to integrate infrared or ultraviolet LEDs into their designs.”

Micro Series LEDs:

OMC’s new Micro Series has been developed for use in indication and display applications on miniaturised or highly compact products which would normally be too small for conventional LEDs, in particular consumer electronics and digital products.

The smallest emitter in the Micro Series measures just 650x350x200 microns.  Despite their tiny footprint, the new Micro Series emitters have a very high output, comparable to traditional-sized ultrabright LEDs. The Micro Series includes blue, green and red emitters and the devices are in production now.

“As the trend towards ever-further miniaturisation of electronics continues, it is key that manufacturers of all types of component, including optoelectronics, bear this in mind in their developments,” comments William Heath, OMC’s Commercial Director. “These extremely small LED emitters allow LED illumination to be applied in applications with challenging space constraints, without compromising on performance.”

Coloured LEDs with Active Diffuser Technology™:

OMC’s Active Diffuser Technology™ will benefit applications such as status indication and signalling, as well as colour illumination applications such as mood lighting. It is a method which combines a blue LED chip with different coloured phosphor-based diffuser media on top of the LED chip to manipulate the light wavelength, producing more intense, richer red, amber and green LEDs.  The power output and efficiency of the emitters is comparable to blue gallium nitride based LEDs and the colours are richer than those of traditional LEDs because the output is made up of a wider spread of wavelengths, rather than a narrow peak.

As an additional benefit, the diffuser medium provides a more homogeneous output, eliminating the wire-bond and lead-frame shadows commonly seen in the beam pattern of standard LEDs.

“Normal red, yellow and green coloured LEDs currently on the market tend to use an aging chip technology which is falling behind that of newer colours such as blue and deep green in terms of efficiency.” said William Heath, OMC’s Commercial Director. “Our new Active Diffuser Technology makes a new generation of high output red, amber and green coloured LEDs available to designers to enhance the appearance and functionality of their latest products.”

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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.