Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 17, 2013

SSC and Verbatim Introduce MR16 Halogen-Replacement Lamps with New nPola Chip Technology

Since 2010, Verbatim has been introducing a growing portfolio of high performance LED lamps to the lighting market. To address market requirements for LED lamps that more closely approximate the characteristics of halogen lighting, Verbatim will launch a new range of LED products based on Seoul Semiconductor SSC’s ”nPola” technology.

“nPola” utililizes gallium nitride (GaN) substrates from Verbatim’s parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation for GaN epitaxial growth, replacing sapphire or silicon carbide substrates.Seoul Semiconductor’s patented nPola minimizes defects in the active layer and allows LED chip current densities 5 to 10 times higher than conventional chips. Consequently, 5 to 10 times brighter light output can be realized from the same chip size.

Verbatim’s initial launch of nPola halogen LED lamps will focus on the MR16 form factors, with a primary target of 50W MR16 halogen equivalency. The combination of high light output and beam characteristics that closely resemble halogen lamps will allow lighting designers and contractors to adequately replace halogen lighting with high performance, energy efficient LED products in both new design and retrofit environments.

SSC and Verbatim will continue to work together to develop innovative LED lighting products.

Verbatim LED lamp with nPola is on display for the first time during Lighting Japan 2013 from 16th to 18th Jan. 2013 and mass Production is expected to start in March 2013.

Verbatim LED lamps are available in lighting and electrical commercial channels.

About Verbatim:
Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology - from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives in 4,57cm (1,8") Pocket, 6,35cm (2,5") Portable and 8,89cm (3,5") Desktop-Format as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim's products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media. For more information, please visit http://www.verbatim-europe.com/.
Since 2010 Verbatim has also started to participate on the global lighting energy-efficiant LED/OLED lighting market, based on core technologies provided by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. http://www.verbatimled.com/

About Seoul Semiconductor:
According to the LED market reports issued by Strategies Unlimited in the U.S., Seoul Semiconductor is the world’s fifth largest LED supplier, holding more than 10,000 patents. In particular, it owns the world’s leading a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas, such “Acrich”, “nPola” and deep UV LEDs, the world’s first commercially-produced AC LED. At present, it provides high-quality LED products through 40 overseas branches including 4 local corporations and 5 Production Sites in EU, North America and China with 150 domestic agencies and distributors.

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