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Lamina Launches AccuBin Process

Lamina Lighting Incorporated Press Release - 4/15/2008

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Allows customers to receive LED light output with consistent characteristics

Titan™ Series White LED Engine

Titan™ Series White LED Engine

WESTAMPTON, N.J. - Lamina Lighting Incorporated (Lamina), an innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, has announced the launch of AccuBin™, a process which allows customers to receive LED products from Lamina with the utmost in consistent characteristics. The AccuBin process, done during LED light engine manufacturing, produces light output consistent in the characteristics most important to lighting designers, such as dominant wavelength, peak wavelength, forward voltage, color uniformity, and others. Since the difference of a single dominant wavelength bin can be noticeable to the human eye, lighting designers with specific requirements in their LEDs as a component of their lighting designs can specify a binning code or binning number to ensure the LEDs perform with consistency.

“We are excited to be able to offer AccuBin to our customers as just another innovative service delivered by Lamina,” said Joe Mazzochette, Vice President of Engineering for Lamina Lighting. “Through AccuBin, customers can not only ensure that the products they get from Lamina are, as always, of extremely high quality, but also are delivered with an incredible degree of consistency. This gives designers greater control -- and creative opportunities – in their lighting designs than ever before.”

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The AccuBin process is used by Lamina when finalizing production of LED light engines or emitter modules. Since optics, phosphor coatings and other processes and components added to the original LED die can change output characteristics, for even one single production batch or part number, LEDs can represent a wide spread in terms of certain parameters. AccuBin allows Lamina to sort the LEDs according to criteria such as dominant wavelength; peak wavelength; color rendering index (CRI); forward voltage; economical use of all die or devices in a bin; uniform light output (TLF); color uniformity; and white light CRI, TLF, and Correlated Color Temperature (CCT).

Lighting designers may require the LED to deliver a very specific point in the color range. For example, in order to make the jewelry sparkle to its utmost brilliance, lighting designers for Cartier, the renowned French jeweler and watchmaker, requests not just the Lamina SõL™ MR16 LED, but requests the Lamina AccuBin process be utilized to deliver only the Lamina SõL MR16 LED with a very particular binning number, because it creates an exact specified color of white light (which can vary widely) to show the jewelry at its utmost brilliance. Cartier has even gone so far as to enter the Lamina AccuBin binning number into the company’s construction specification charter for all new Cartier shops worldwide.

About Lamina

Founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Sarnoff Corporation, Lamina Lighting is at the forefront of global LED research and product development. With its Atlas™, Titan™ and SõL™ Series LED product lines, Lamina provides ultra-high brightness white LED lighting products that satisfy the growing global need to replace conventional lighting with LED technology for general illumination. Among its other benefits, Lamina's environmentally responsive LED technology and programs aid in lowering CO2 emissions-the dominant GHG contributor to global warming. Headquartered in Westampton, New Jersey, Lamina Lighting is funded by five premier technology venture funds.

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