Seoul Semiconductor has unveiled its “SunLike” light-emitting-diode (LED), which the firm said Tuesday can deliver light more like the sun’s rays.
The Seoul-based LED manufacturer teamed up with Toshiba Materials of Japan to develop core technologies for the product. The new product was introduced at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
SunLike is expected to reduce eye fatigue, as it has been designed to produce human-centric light by minimizing blue light spikes commonly emitted by conventional LEDs. The blue peak of LEDs poses a threat to biorhythms.
“The global LED industry is worth 40 trillion won ($35.19 billion), and half of it is the target market for SunLike,” a company official said. “SunLike is the best product made to maximize the merit of natural light and minimize the side effects from artificial light sources.”
SunLike is the result of a years-long collaboration between Seoul Semiconductor’s LED chip-making technology and Toshiba phosphor technology, dubbed TRI-R.
Seoul Semiconductor CEO Lee Chung-hoon said SunLike will be used for a variety of lighting industries here and abroad. The company particularly expects the technology to be used to help build a farming environment where plants can grow well, he said.
Seoul Semiconductor is the world’s fourth-largest LED manufacturer by sales, holding more than 12,000 patents in source technologies to manufacture LED chips.