Luminus engineers third-generation COB LEDs that produce up to 170 lm/W

March 23, 2016
Sunnyvale, Calif., - Luminus, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs, recently announced during Light + Building 2016 a new third generation family of chip on board (COB) arrays with record-breaking efficacy and quality of light.

This new product family of COB LEDs boasts typical performance of 150 lumens per Watt efficacy in 3000K, 80+ CRI, Tj = 85°C for use in a multitude of indoor applications and 170 lumens per Watt at 6500K, 70CRI, 85C for outdoor applications. With this third generation launch, Luminus has eclipsed their major competitors who have recently announced their own new generations of COBs with notably lower performance. These new COBs deliver up to 20 percent higher efficacy than previous second generation products by leveraging the company's latest high performance packaging technology and premium chips manufactured by Luminus' parent company, San'an. With volume production starting in May 2016, Luminus will offer their full range of CCT and CRI combinations, including 95+ CRI Accuwhite™ and Sensus™ below black body products.

David Davito, Senior Product Marketing Director at Luminus, notes, "Our customers are delighted that we have accelerated our COB performance roadmaps to deliver industry leading efficacy which enables them to build new luminaires and retrofit bulbs with higher CRI, more flux, and lower thermal loads."

The third generation COB LEDs are available in a wide range of popular CCT and CRI combinations, and light emitting surface diameters including 9mm, 11mm, 14mm, 18mm, 22mm, and 27mm. As with all Luminus COB products, the third generation line is 100 percent specified and tested at 85°C to guarantee hot performance in both indoor and outdoor applications.

About Luminus Devices
Luminus, Inc. develops and markets solid-state lighting solutions (SSL) to help its customers migrate from conventional lamp technologies to long-life and energy-efficient LED illumination. Combining technology originated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with innovation from Silicon Valley, Luminus offers a comprehensive range of LED solutions for global lighting markets as well as high-output specialty lighting solutions for performance-driven markets including consumer displays, entertainment lighting and medical applications. Luminus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and has operations in Woburn, Massachusetts.


Tom Jory - Luminus Devices, Inc.