True natural colors through high color rendering LEDs from Sharp

Date Announced: 18 Jun 2009

The new LED series from Sharp encompasses eight new white SMD chip LEDs in PLCC2 packages. Their main feature is the high color rendering index of 80 and a light efficiency of up to 90 lm/W, depending on model. Sharp offers herewith its high brightness LEDs with an optimized light quality.

Hamburg - Sharp is expanding its LED portfolio by eight new white light “high color rendering“ SMD LEDs in the frequently used PLCC2 package. The high CRI value of 80 is reached by a combination of a blue LED die covered with a special mixture of green and red phosphor. The chip LEDs of the new GM5SAExxP0A series, the so called E-Series, ensure natural colors and true to detail images. This is important where artificial light may not hinder the depiction of the illuminated objects. Typical applications for high color rendering (HCR) LEDs are in photography, shop windows and store decorations as well as product presentation, but also find uses in medical lighting; for example in surgery lamps.

The new E-Series covers a wide spectrum of color temperatures; beginning with warm white LEDs in the area of 2700K to the cold white LEDs of 6500K. Combining high CRI values and a light efficiency of up to 90 lm/W (depending on model); the new HCR LEDs from Sharp show characteristics equal to traditional fluorescent lamps in terms of efficiency, color temperature and Color Rendering Index (CRI). Therewith the E series complies with the requirements of the international energy star program. Due to this, the LEDs of the GM5SAExxP0A are suitable for new generation LED lighting applications as well as occasions where fluorescent lamps are traditionally used. Furthermore, the E-Series is characterized by an extreme long lifetime of 40.000(*) hours of operation.

The chip LEDs of the E-series are equipped with a Zener Diode, integrated directly in the package. They protect the LED reliably against voltage peaks that may occur through electrostatic charge. This will spare developers the integration of additional ESD components on an external circuit. Despite the high integration level the E-series is marked by an extremely compact and primarily slim housing. The package of 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.9 mm (PLCC2) makes this new High Color Rendering LED series from Sharp an excellent fit for applications which require a high amount of brightness with a compact form factor.

With the wide spectrum of color temperatures, the compact package as well as the high CRI values, the new HCR LED series from Sharp give lighting designers more freedom and flexibility when creating illumination systems, which are not necessarily determined by the form factor of the illuminant. Above all, LEDs offer benefits of high light efficiency and longer lifetime. Typical applications are office and commercial lighting, street lighting, architectural lighting, display lighting, backlighting etc.

Availability
Samples are already available from Sharp sales offices or distribution partners throughout Europe.

(*) 40.000h operation at brightness value (Flux) of 70% compared to the basic value Tc= 60°C (IF 20 mA)

About Sharp Microelectronics Europe
Sharp Microelectronics Europe, Hamburg, Germany, is a divisional company of Sharp Electronics (Europe) GmbH, which is a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan.Sharp is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics Europe offers groundbreaking solutions in the areas of memory products, LCD, Opto Components, CCD, RF/IR, IC and LSI components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout Europe to bring their ambitious ideas to the market. Sharp Microelectronics Europe is dedicated to improving people’s lives through the use of advanced technology and commitment to innovation, quality, value and design.

Contact
Sharp Microelectronics, a division of SHARP Electronics (Europe) GmbH Sonninstrasse 3 20097 Hamburg, Germany Phone: +49 (0)40 2376-2487 Fax: +49 (0)40 2376-15-2487

E-mail:ralf.schaefer@sharp.eu

Web Site:www.sharpsme.com

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