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New Polycarbonate Optic for Lumileds Rebel LED

Carclo Technical Plastics Press Release - 3/28/2007

Carclo Technical Plastics announces first polycarbonate optics for the new LUXEON® Rebel LED.

LED Optics from Carclo Technical Plastics

LED Optics from Carclo Technical Plastics

SURREY, U.K. - Carclo Technical Plastics announces it has developed a new polycarbonate optic to manage the output from the new LUXEON® Rebel LED.

The new optic is available immediately in 20mm diameter size and a frosted finish: it is primarily aimed at the architectural lighting sector. A custom-designed holder will be available from April. The optic and the holder will be available from global distributor Future Lighting Solutions in tight and medium beam angle and elliptical: a wide angle will follow. Carclo is also working on further concepts in support of LUXEON® Rebel.

Ian Bryant, Business Unit Manager for Carclo’s LED optics business, said: “LUXEON® Rebel has been developed by Philips Lumileds as a high output LED aiming at high volume, low cost applications. We are delighted to be able to offer a specially designed optic to coincide with the launch of this new LED.”

About Carclo Technical Plastics

Carclo Technical Plastics,, is a global specialist in the field of injection moulding, assembly and value-added solutions for customers across industry. Carclo is at the forefront in developing breakthrough technology in inkjet printing of novel materials, soluble and biodegradable polymers and microfluidics.

Carclo markets a range of standard optics (20mm and 26.5mm diameter) which can be mounted onto a printed circuit board using a range of holders to suit the LED products supplied by all the leading manufacturers. These are available through normal distribution channels or from Moulded using optical grade polycarbonate, these optics are characterised by high efficiency and better heat resistance than competing acrylic products. Carclo has recently developed coloured optics.

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