Products, Materials + Tools | Jul 26, 2010

LLF’s High CRI Warm-white PAR 38 Self-Ballasted LED Lamp Consumes Less Than 6 Watts

LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF), which developed and markets the only viable indoor light fixture for general illumination from LED light sources, announced today the results from its prototype PAR 38 self-ballasted lamp.

LLF’s LRP-38 lamp set a new standard for energy efficient lighting by producing 659 lumens at a mere 5.8 watts of wall-plug power, resulting in 113.6 delivered lumens per watt.  The LLF lamp would use less than 9% and 30% of the energy consumed by incandescent and fluorescent sources, respectively.  Using LLF’s proprietary technology platform, the lamp emitted a warm incandescent-like color of 2760 Kelvin with a superb color rendering index of 91.2 and does not contain any toxic mercury.  Steady state testing was conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Washington, DC.

Gerry Negley, LLF’s Chief Technology Officer said, “The results of this prototype clearly demonstrate that LLF’s LED technology will surpass all existing forms of lighting in terms of performance.  It further validates that LLF has created a unique method for maximizing solid state lighting efficiency while delivering a lighting experience that is better than incandescent and fluorescent sources.  The prototype lamp verifies that the LLF platform can be deployed in any form factor which will allow full penetration of the global lighting market.  We used Cree, Inc. XLamp and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Golden Dragon products in the lamp, which we believe are the best LEDs available to maximize our proprietary system performance.  We appreciate the support we’ve received from these key suppliers.”

Chuck Swoboda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cree, Inc. commented, “This is an impressive demonstration.  LLF has given us a look into the future of lighting.”

According to Tony van de Ven, LLF’s Hong Kong Managing Director, “We are very encouraged by our LRP-38 technology demonstration, as it is clearly the most energy efficient, high CRI white lighting solution ever developed.  While there is currently no timetable for a production release, this result shows that LLF’s technology with LED light sources has the ability to surpass 100 lumens per watt from a fixture, which is a revolutionary milestone for significant world-wide energy savings.” 

About LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.:
LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) is a privately held company headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption and evolution of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into high volume general lighting applications so that consumers can realize lower energy and maintenance costs. LED lighting is significant as it is expected to provide decades of lifetime under normal operation, and it uses a fraction of the power required for traditional lighting solutions.