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Innovative SMT LEDs from Lumex Provide 93% Decrease in Light Angle for High-Intensity Applications

Lumex Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 7/13/2009


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Quasarbrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs

Quasarbrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs

PALATINE, Il. - Lumex announces the global launch of their QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs providing users with a tight beam of high-intensity red, green or blue light. Compared to traditional SMT LEDs, these Narrow Beam SMT LEDs allow for a 93% reduction in beam angle, making the technology ideal for medical device, security, sensor and visible lighting applications that require concentrated, high-intensity light.


"Despite their many advantages, SMT LEDs traditionally could not provide a narrow beam of light without the use of external optics," explained Jeff Oliveros, Director of Engineering, at Lumex. "Thanks to QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs, this is no longer the case. Whereas traditional SMT LEDs offered a light beam of ±45 to ±85 degrees, QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs provide a light beam of ±6 to ±10 degrees - up to a 93% reduction in beam angle."

With QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs, the LED is mounted upside down and shines directly into an internal parabolic reflector providing high-intensity brightness in a narrow beam of light without the need for external optics. As such, QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs can provide a 50% cost savings and 50% real estate savings when compared to traditional SMT LEDs that rely on external optics to achieve a tight beam of light. The elimination of the need for external optics also significantly simplifies manufacturing processes, resulting in additional cost savings.

The internal parabolic reflector also collimates the light into a beam, allowing high-intensity light to be produced by a standard LED with standard energy consumption of 75mW or less. A typical SMT may have a brightness of 1cd with a view angle of ±45 degrees. QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs provide an intensity up to 100cd at a view angle of ±6 degrees.

The RoHs compliant QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs are available in the following sizes:
• 4mm (provides beam angle of 12 to 22 degrees)
• 6mm (provides beam angles of 14 to 24 degrees)
• 8mm (provides beam angle of 14 to 18 degrees)

Samples of these devices are available from stock, with custom production quantities in 8-10 weeks and standard production quantities in 8-10 weeks. Pricing is dependent on quantity ordered, and is approximately $1.70 to $7.20 per unit in production quantities dependent on size, color and quantity ordered.

Lumex Contact Information For additional information or engineering assistance:

In North America and Europe, contact Lumex's Sales Department, 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 USA. Phone: 1-800-278-5666. FAX: 1-847-359-8904. E-mail: lmxsales@lumex.com Web: lumex.com.

In Asia, contact Lumex's Asian Pacific Headquarters at 3F, No. 972, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC. Phone: +886-3-582-1124. FAX: +886-3-582-1154. Web (in Chinese): lumex.com.tw.

About Lumex

Lumex, an ITW company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic components, devices and displays. Lumex offers thousands of high-efficiency, state-of-the-art optoelectronic components, devices and displays, with an emphasis on both application-specific and customer-specific parts for the North American, Asian and European markets.

The company is headquartered in Palatine, Illinois and Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC,. Manufacturing facilities are located in Illinois, Taiwan and China with distributors throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Since its inception in 1980, Lumex was established as a global organization offering application-specific solutions - but with the manufacturing efficiencies normally associated only with volume operations. Lumex received its initial ISO 9001 registration in 1996.

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