LBT, Bridgelux, and Elpro will exhibit Gamma LED luminaires at Lightfair
Date Announced: 06 May 2010
Light-Based Technologies Inc. has partnered with Bridgelux, Inc., of Livermore, California, USA, and Elpro Lichttechnik GMBH, of Arnsberg, Germany, to bring to market the new Gamma line of high performance, energy efficient, fully dimmable LED luminaires that will be showcased at Lightfair International 2010, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference held in Las Vegas May 12-14th.
The high quality, cost-effective Gamma product line features the Bridgelux Warm White RS Array delivering 3000 lumens. The products also feature market-leading optical control, mechanical design and an innovative passive thermal management solution from Elpro; as well as control and power management from Light-Based Technologies through the use of their LB4 integrated circuit.
The Gamma products operate with conventional triac (phase-cut) dimmer switches and deliver superior, flicker-free performance with dimming capability to less than 1%. The LB4 integrated circuit delivers a significantly higher system efficiency compared to other triac compatible driver solutions to further enhance energy savings. The Gamma product series is compatible with commonly available cost-efficient dimmer switches that lighting designers and customers demand, simplifying the installation process within existing building infrastructures.
LED technology has made dramatic advancements over the past few years. Today’s leading-edge LED lighting technologies deliver the required quantity and quality of light, and feature the aesthetics and thermal management capabilities, in cost-effective solutions to displace conventional lighting technologies. “Elpro has a history of flexibility and innovation, so we are very proud to offer cutting edge LED technology that really satisfy customers’ demands,” said Horst Wiegelmann, Executive Director of Elpro.
With an estimated 150 million phase cut dimmers installed in North American residences, Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Light-Based Technologies, stated: “Triac, or phase cut, dimming is especially important due to the massive installed base, which is why we focused on developing our best-in-class solution. We are very glad our efforts are being recognized, and are ecstatic about being chosen by Bridgelux and Elpro to highlight their products.”
“The Gamma line is the result of a successful collaboration between three technology leaders committed to bringing to market high quality, energy efficient solid state lighting products to transform the global lighting industry into a $100 Billion dollar market opportunity. Bridgelux is focused on delivering integrated plug and play solutions tailored specifically for lighting, where energy savings, design flexibility and other benefits are beginning to drive massive adoption of solid state lighting,” says Jason Posselt, Vice-President of Marketing for Bridgelux.
The Gamma products will be displayed at the Bridgelux Booth #2173 at Lightfair.
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions that will transform the global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Silicon Valley, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down costs of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets. With more than 250 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com
ABOUT Elpro Lichttechnik
Elpro, formed in 1998, is located in Arnsberg, Germany, a region long known for its lighting companies. Elpro’s drive to deliver the ultimate in quality and functionality has brought them success and a strong reputation. Their responsive manufacturing and constant dialogue with customers positions them extremely well to take advantage of the shift to LED light sources.
ABOUT Light-Based Technologies
Light-Based Technologies has been in operation since 2004. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Light-Based Technologies has focused its efforts on the research and development of unique control solutions for the Solid State Lighting industry. With integrated circuit products such as the LB4 family, Light-Based Technologies is dedicated to fine-tuning complementary technologies that take advantage of the simplicity and power of its core control technology.
Web Site: www.lightbasedtechnologies.com