Osram Opto Semiconductors debuts brilliant mix universal controller

Jan 24th, 2013
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Date Announced: 24 Jan 2013

The Brilliant Mix LED color mixing concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors is now even easier to control thanks to the new Brilliant Mix Universal Controller from Elec-Con technology. The controller is available in a standard version – with or without a sensor – and in a customized version. It can be adapted to current building systems standards, such as DALI, KNX and EIB. The controller concept has been developed as part of the LED Light for you network.


The Brilliant Mix concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors brings warm white light with high efficiency and a high color rendering index (CRI) to general illumination with semiconductor light sources. It provides efficiency of 110 lumens per watt (lm/W) and an excellent CRI of more than 90. High-power Oslon LEDs are at the heart of the Brilliant Mix solution, and are available in white and amber and in bluish white and blue. The clever combination of LEDs in different colors delivers white light in a spectrum from 2700 Kelvin (warm white) to 6500 Kelvin (cold white). The required luminous flux can be achieved by using an appropriate number of LEDs. Until now, application and control know-how have been necessary for controlling LEDs. Customers had to develop or modify solutions and controllers themselves in order to control individual channels and maintain color location, even as the temperature rises in the module or in the luminaire.

The Brilliant Mix Universal Controller is a highly usable, standard solution. The controller has a modular structure, meaning the controller unit, driver and sensor are separate components. This structure gives luminaire designers greater flexibility as components can be placed anywhere. The standard driver has four channels so that individual LEDs – for example in different colors – can be controlled individually. Multiple drivers can be connected to a controller to improve performance.

Because the controllers are modular, they can be customized to suit the needs of the customer. They are available in several versions, including a standard version without a sensor, one with a sensor, and various customized versions of different shapes and sizes. The sensor enables the required brightness and color location to be controlled in accordance with a preset customer-specific value. This ensures, for example, that all the luminaires in a room have the same light color. Additionally, LEDs can be adjusted throughout their lifetime so that different aging rates of different colors do not have an adverse effect on the overall effect of the light. Dieter Bauernfeind, Managing Director of Elec-Con technology, said: “The modularity of the system makes it easy for us to meet specific customer requirements and supply relatively small production runs.”

No matter what the version, the controller makes it easier to use the Brilliant Mix concept and speeds up the implementation of lighting solutions. Thanks to the Universal Controller in combination with the drivers, light engine and sensor module, it is no longer necessary to have special control know-how, making Brilliant Mix applications quick and easy to install, and therefore an efficient use of resources.

“True to the purpose of our network, namely to offer our customers simple solutions, we have developed the Universal Controller in cooperation with our partners,” said Sebastian Lyschick, who is responsible for LED Light for you (LLFY) at Osram Opto Semiconductors. Also involved in development, in addition to the LED manufacturer, were Infineon Technologies, Elec-Con Technology and MAZeT.

For more information on the Universal Controller please visit the LLFY-Website.

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