Lamina cuts prices up to 59% on 2 LED product lines

Date Announced: 21 Dec 2004

Lamina Ceramics Inc., the industry leader in the development and production of super-bright LED arrays, today announced large across-the-board price reductions on its two major product lines. Lamina light engines are the brightest, most compact LED arrays on the market.

The company is cutting by more than half (54%) the price of its BL-2000 5500°K white light engine, which delivers 108 lumens. Prices have also been slashed 26 – 59% on all other BL-2000 models, Lamina’s most popular LED light source line, which includes the 4300°K white, red, amber, green, blue, and RGB light engines.

With dimensions of 14.1 mm x 14.1 mm x 2.6 mm, the high light output from such a small footprint makes these products ideal for a wide range of display, architectural, automotive, task lighting and general illumination applications.

The price of Lamina’s BL-3000 570 lumen 5500°K white light engine has also been low-ered by 54%. This high output device, also available in 4300°K white, red, amber, green, blue, and RGB is configured with 39 cavities, each populated with multiple LEDs.

Multiple LED dies in each cavity, a unique feature made possible with Lamina’s proprietary packaging technology, assure Lamina light engines deliver optimal color uniformity. Price reductions range from 24-55% on this line. Dimensions are 26.7 mm x 31.8 mm x 2.3 mm.

“Lamina Ceramics is lowering prices to make our light engines more competitive with traditional lighting sources and to help stimulate LED penetration into a wider range of architectural and general illumination applications,” explained Taylor Adair, president and CEO. “We can do this because of the continuing overall trend toward lower LED die prices coupled with our ability to source worldwide from the most competitive suppli-ers.”

Mr. Adair noted LED die prices continue to fall at an annual rate of 20 to 30%. These price drops, coupled with Lamina’s sourcing flexibility, allow the company to of-fer light engines at the industry’s best price-to-value ratio.

Lamina Ceramics’ light engines are manufactured by combining high brightness LEDs from industry-leading manufacturers with Lamina’s proprietary packaging technology, multilayer low temperature co-fired ceramic-on-metal (LTCC-M).

LTCC-M is a break-through in thermal performance for LED packaging, a key factor in determining LED life and reliability. Unsurpassed thermal performance coupled with package interconnectivity allows Lamina to densely cluster multiple LEDs to achieve exceptionally high luminous intensity in very small footprints.

In October, the company broke a major technology barrier by unveiling the world’s brightest LED light engine, a 13,300 lumen RGB array of 860 LEDs in a circular con-figuration the diameter of a compact disc (5 in.). The record-setting device generates light in any of more than 16 million vibrant, saturated colors, including white, and represents a quantum leap in solid state lighting technology.

For specific information on price reductions on BL-2000 and BL-3000 LED light engine products, and to identify a distributor in your locale, click the link on the home page of LaminaCeramics.com or call 800-808-5822.

Contact
Jim Anderson, Lamina Ceramics Tel. +1 609-265-6809

E-mail:janderson@laminaceramics.com

Web Site:http://www.laminaceramics.com

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