High density range enabling precise spotlights with exceptional ‘punch’
Lumileds has introduced the Luxeon CoB Core Range – High Density, featuring double the luminous flux of the Luxeon CoB Core Range (Gen 3) devices.
Focusing on the most popular light emitting surfaces (LES) for spot lighting applications (6 mm, 9 mm and 11 mm), the High Density CoBs are designed to achieve highest centre beam candlepower (CBCP, or punch) in narrow beam (<20 degree) spotlight applications.
“Our customers require the sharpest beams and precise beam control. Luxeon CoB Core Range – High Density caters to this market by delivering the highest punch at low beam angles along with exceptional quality of light,” said Eric Senders, product line director for the Luxeon CoB LEDs at Lumileds.
Light quality of the new products is reflected in the three step MacAdam Ellipse colour definition. Quality of light is also associated with the colour over angle (CoA) of LEDs used in spotlight applications.
When the CoA is high, a so-called ‘halo effect’ is created, where a halo or yellowish ring around the spotlight can be seen, especially against a white wall. With the Luxeon CoB Core Range – High Density array, the colour differences within the beam are minimal, thus eliminating the halo effect.
Luxeon CoB Core Range – High Density features a maximum flux of 2,500 lm from a 6 mm LES, 5,000 lm from a 9 mm LES and 6,000lm from an 11 mm LES (3000K, 80 CRI). The arrays are offered over a colour temperature range of 2700K to 5700K and CRI of 70, 80 or 90.
The CoBs are said to provide the industry’s lowest thermal resistance, enabling smaller heat sinks and optics for lower overall system cost. The MCPCB substrate is also more robust than ceramic substrates that are subject to cracking upon assembly or use.