Philips has announced the CertaFlux LED module for solid-state lighting (SSL) downlight applications targeted at luminaire makers that want to quickly develop a new LED-based product or even upgrade existing fixture designs that are based on legacy sources. The integration of an LED light engine along with a heat sink and driver greatly simplifies the SSL product development process and speeds time to market.
In general, LED modules are intended to speed development and assist companies that lack LED light-engine design experience in offering luminaires based on LEDs. Indeed, we covered LED modules in a recent feature examining design choices faced by luminaire makers.
Most of Philips' module products in the past, however, have been offered without integrated heat sinks and drivers, or a light engine without integrated control gear in Zhaga parlance. Primarily the offerings have been in the Fortimo family of products. The CertaFlux DL-S targets a slightly different audience, offering the turnkey light engine with integrated control gear.
The CertaFlux DL-S module is available in a choice of 1000- and 2000-lm packages with power consumption of 13W and 26W, respectively. That level of performance delivers system efficacy of 74 lm/w minus any losses caused by optics added to a fixture design.
The modules are available in a variety of color temperatures with a CRI of more than 80. Philips rates the modules for 25,000 hours of life. The company said that the modules can be used with apertures ranging from 4 to 10 in. For larger apertures, a luminaire design would use available reflector extensions.