Lumileds targets illumination with nine new Luxeon Rebel LEDs

July 27, 2009
Lumileds’ new emitters combine customer requirements for color temperature and color rendering to address key solid-state lighting applications.
Philips Lumileds has expanded its Luxeon Rebel family of LEDs with nine new emitters designed specifically for lighting applications, such as recessed lighting, street lamps and retrofit bulbs.
The nine new Luxeon Rebel LEDs are binned according to ANSI standards, and all have minimum specified color rendering. The result is a grid of different values for CCT, CRI and flux - see table.

According to Lumileds, the new emitters deliver performance that makes them “uniquely qualified” to meet Energy Star requirements and similar programs for a broad range of illumination applications.

The new Rebel LEDs were created as a result of significant research and collaboration with leading lighting companies and designers, says Lumileds.

The flexibility to meet varying requirements is a key feature of the new devices. For example, in outdoor area and street lighting, a warmer light might be specified for a downtown shopping area, while roadways might be specified for cooler color-temperature light.

Likewise, there are dramatic differences in the lighting requirements for retail stores compared with office areas or classrooms.

Steve Barlow, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Philips Lumileds, said the company is excited to be able to directly respond to the needs of its Rebel customers in certain combinations of color, CRI and light output. “This is only the first set of Luxeon Rebel LEDs we’re developing specifically for the illumination market and we plan to continue to develop new products in line with our customers’ needs,” he said.

“We are committed to delivering the appropriate set of power LEDs with the quality of light, the consistency and reliability that our customers expect from the Luxeon brand,” said Barlow. “With literally hundreds of potential applications to be addressed, our white Luxeon portfolio will continue to expand with a variety of different product configurations and performance characteristics.”