IST incorporates Bridgelux LED arrays in next-generation downlight

Date Announced: 06 May 2009

IST (Lighting), a leading UK LED driver and LED lighting solutions provider, has introduced IST’s next generation of industry-leading, innovative recessed LED downlights utilising Bridgelux’s LED Arrays.

The IST downlights were the first viable replacement of CFL downlights to the lighting market when launched in August 2008. In addition, IST has utilised its unique experience as a leading LED driver specialist to develop a range of high current iDrive™ electronic LED drivers specifically optimized for the Bridgelux LED Arrays, enabling Bridgelux customers to fully benefit from their truly innovative LED technology.

IST’s cost-effective DL downlight range will now incorporate Bridgelux LED Arrays in cool, neutral and warm white colour temperatures.

These downlights, coupled with the additional benefits of reduced energy consumption and reduced environmental impact, provide a compelling reason for customers to make the switch from traditional CFL downlights. Solid state LED technology is quickly rendering CFLs a redundant technology for architectural, retail and commercial applications.

Geoff Archenhold, who will be representing IST at LightFair, stated: “The Bridgelux LED Arrays come at an exciting time in the LED industry. The Bridgelux Arrays are certainly an impressive product offering, delivering large amounts of light in small footprints, which is ideal for a wide variety of lighting applications including the IST DL range of downlights.

"IST plans to offer a new range of cost- effective LED lighting systems based upon the innovative Bridgelux technology, not previously possible with other solid state solutions, and I must salute the team at Bridgelux for delivering such a great product. In addition, IST has already committed to developing a range of LED drivers specifically suited to the Bridgelux LED Array products, enabling other fixture manufacturers to take advantage of the technology and develop innovative lighting solutions."

Previewing at LFI is the first in a range of high current iDrive™ LED drivers from IST. The iDrive™ MultiDIM-HC driver is the world’s first 45W high efficiency mains-dimmable LED driver enabling luminaires based upon the Bridgelux LED Arrays to be dimmed using standard mains dimmer switches, which is ideal for downlights or applications where dimming is required.

“The new range of dimmable drivers from IST furthers our mutual objective to simplify design, maximize functionality and reduce system cost to accelerate widespread adoption of solid-state lighting,” said Keith Scott, Bridgelux vice president of business development. “We believe that the iDrive™ MultiDIM-HC driver will enable seamless adoption for end-users that wish to transition to Bridgelux LED Array technology from less efficient conventional lighting technologies.”

The MultiDIM-HC offers total efficiencies in excess of 80%, high power factor correction up to 0.95 and output DC voltages between 8V and 18V. In addition, the MultiDIM-HC combines up to four output currents options of 1.2A, 1.4A, 1.6A and 1.8A to provide a complete solution for lighting fixture manufacturers.

Bridgelux will be demonstrating the IST DL100 HC downlight incorporating its LED Arrays at LIGHTFAIR International from May 5-7, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Further information and iDrive™ MultiDIM datasheets may be found on the Bridgelux booth #1665 or by requesting further information from sales@istl.com.

About IST Ltd:
IST Ltd is a world-class lighting company, specialising in the design and manufacture of ultra-efficient lighting systems based specifically on innovative LED lighting solutions.

The research and development team has generated more than 13 patents worldwide and has a reputation for developing high quality LED drivers, used by over 50 lighting companies worldwide. The iDrive LED driver range provides a high degree of innovation, significant energy efficiency and the world’s first variable voltage, variable current drivers.

About Bridgelux Inc:
Bridgelux is a U.S. lighting company and leading provider of high-power, cost-effective and energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) solutions. Focused on bringing innovation to light, Bridgelux’s proprietary epitaxy technology, advanced chip designs and leading-edge LED packaging technology have enabled the company to develop advanced solid-state lighting (SSL) products that offer superior quality, are lower in cost and environmentally friendly—all without compromising performance. In addition to LED chips, the company delivers a range of SSL light sources that customers can easily integrate into a variety of lighting applications that will open up new markets in solid-state lighting. Founded in 2002, Bridgelux is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com.

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