LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor has added two new high-brightness LEDs — the Z6 and Z7 — to its Z-series family. The company says that it plans to release "one or two new products every month to meet increasingly diverse customer needs…as LEDs proliferate the general illumination marketplace this year."
The 4-watt Z-Power LED Z7 series is a high-brightness white LED constructed on a special ceramic PCB, and offers 440 lm brightness at 5500K color temperature. The compact Z7 package measures 9 x 7 x 3.2 mm, and is aimed at high-brightness products for indoor and outdoor lighting.
The Z-Power LED Z6 series has four individually-addressable 1W LEDs (red, green, blue and white) LED die in an ultra-small 9 x 7 x 1mm package. Operating all four die at the same time allows the creation of white in a diverse range of color temperatures (pure, warm and neutral).
The Z6 series is aimed at dynamically-colored lighting such as landscape lighting, stage lighting and digital signage. Seoul Semiconductor says that, compared to rival products, the Z6 has "superior color mixing properties and is scheduled to be released at a 30% less expensive price point."
Brian Wilcox, vice president of sales for Seoul Semiconductor, said, “We expect to impact new technological and economic inflection points in the LED lighting market with the new Z-Power LED Z6/Z7 series.”
Samples for both the Z6 and Z7 series are available now, and mass production will begin in February.