Future Lighting Solutions announced the availability of its first off-the-shelf optic for uniform mixing of multiple LED light sources. The company says Polymer Optic's 230 Color Mixer Reflector can uniformly mix light from up to four closely mounted Luxeon Rebel LEDs (from Philips) into a single +/- 5 degree full width at half maximum (FWHM) beam.
The new optic offers key color mixing, engineering and flexibility benefits for applications including tunable white spots and downlighters, color-changing luminaires for entertainment and architectural lighting, and medical lamps or forensic torches. The company says that the optic's modular design allows maximum packing density and assembly flexibility, enabling easy construction of optic arrays for creating high performance luminaires.
The optic eliminates the need for designers of color-changing or tunable white lighting applications to use separate optics for each LED color or a multichip LED with a single optic. The first option produces poor mixing and adds costs for extra parts and assembly. The second option restricts the designer to multichip LEDs with limited light output and RGB-only color choices.
In contrast, the POL 230 takes full advantage of the high flux and lumen maintenance features of LUXEON Rebel LEDs while also enabling the use of any LED color combination. Designers might prefer RGBW (white) for entertainment luminaires that must produce an infinite number of pastel variations, RGBA (amber) for architectural lighting requiring soft tones, RGGB for applications requiring intense color generation, and other combinations for tunable white lighting.
Future Lighting Solutions collaborated with Polymer Optic on product development, including reviewing proposed designs, providing insight into the market need for color mixing options beyond RGB, and using its knowledge as the exclusive supplier of LUXEON LEDs to help optimize the optic for the LUXEON Rebel series.
Samples of Polymer Optic’s Color Mixer Reflector (part #230) are available immediately from Future Lighting Solutions at www.futurelightingsolutions.com.
About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and solution support for lighting designers and OEMs interested in taking advantage of solid state lighting technology. Future Lighting Solutions provides LED lighting knowledge, resources, programs, partners, solutions and logistics support to promote the development of LED products and installations. The company is a division of Future Electronics, the third largest electronic components distributor in the world. Both companies operate in 169 locations in 41 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.futurelightingsolutions.com.