SemiLEDs delivers LEDs for street lights on ITRI campus

Aug. 3, 2009
ITRI is replacing a series of metal-halide street lamps on its campus, in a demonstration of LED lighting technology.
US-based LED manufacturer SemiLEDs has entered into a joint cooperation with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The two organizations are initiating a pilot program to convert some of the street lamps on ITRI’s campus from metal halide into LED systems.

The 24W LED systems, designed by ITRI based on its own technologies in optical lens design and light-weight thermal solution, contain P2 Lamps that were packaged by Helios Crew Corp (HCC) using high power LED chips from SemiLEDs.

Using less than 10% of the 240W of power required for the metal halide systems, the LED systems from HCC and SemiLEDs are able to provide greater light quality and distribution while virtually eliminating maintenance costs.

“ITRI campus is the open environment for new pilot technologies. Therefore, we decided to adopt the latest and most advanced systems in LED lighting technology to illuminate our campus,” said Ian Chan, vice president and general director of ITRI.

“ITRI is pleased to collaborate with HCC and SemiLEDs, two companies at the forefront of this global lighting transformation. The results speak for themselves.”

Chuong Tran, president of SemiLEDs, said that ITRI’s demanding specifications were a perfect fit for the company’s technology. “SemiLEDs’ patented LED chips, packaged in HCC’s high performance and high reliability lamps, provide more light consistency, longer life and more efficiency at a better value than any LED on the market today,” he said.