Plessey launches beam forming module using Stellar Optical technology

Sept. 22, 2016
PLYMOUTH- ENGLAND Plessey announced the first standard LED module based on its award winning Stellar™ beam forming technology. The new standard module opens opportunities for creativity in industrial and architectural lighting design.

The Plessey Orion PLWS3000 series is an LED Array Module delivering over 3000 lumens, integrating LED and optics into a tiny module just 5.6mm thick and 82mm in diameter. Alternative solutions typically require optics that are usually 100mm deep and 111mm in diameter for a comparable light output and beam. Plessey has achieved this size and performance breakthrough by combining its ground breaking Stellar™ beam forming optics and GaN on Si LED technology. Plessey is anticipating applications for the module in the design of track, retail, architectural, high intensity, spot and directional lighting and the slim line module will be particularly attractive for architectural applications.

Dr. Keith Strickland, Plessey CTO, said, “The reduced form factor of the Orion™ is a major move forward in the market by eliminating design constraints and allowing more design freedom for lighting designers. Typically using COB type LEDs or modules makes it difficult to control colour over angle, forcing designers to make fixtures much larger in size. The Orion™, with Stellar™ beam forming technology represents the next phase in LED lighting with low cost, high efficiency and greater control of light. Greater control over the direction and quality of light is a crucial element in retail, industrial, hospitality and outdoor lighting, this combined with the slim line design and impressive thermal characteristics mean we provide lighting designers and architects far more design freedom.”

Paul Drosihn, Plessey’s Head of Modular Products, said, “The Orion™ focuses on replacing design limitations with opportunities thus providing lighting designers with a new level of design freedom. The size / performance envelope we have achieved allows industrial high bay and architectural luminaires used in high end offices, homes and retail outlets to be created in a new way. With a particular emphasis on improving the thermal characteristics, the heat sink can also be reduced in size allowing the end fixture to be less obtrusive. The Orion™ will revolutionise the expectations in the lighting market.”

The Orion™ module uses GaN on Si technology in conjunction with its Stellar™ beam forming technology to provide a slim line module that can be used in a variety of directional lighting applications.

Plessey is a leading expert in the manufacturing of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and controls applications, and is now at the forefront of the Solid State Lighting revolution. Its MaGIC™ (Manufactured on GaN – on – Si I/C) LED technology has won numerous awards for its innovation and ability to cut the cost of LED lighting by using standard silicon manufacturing techniques. By using its understanding of electronics and expertise in micro- electronic product design and manufacture, Plessey is radically enhancing the human experience with micro-electronics solutions such that people achieve more than they thought possible.

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