Philips Lumileds New High-Flux Emitters Transform Directional Luminaires

The LUXEON TX LED combines the highest luminous flux with extreme efficacy-- a feature mix formerly reserved for premium luminaires

Today Philips Lumileds introduces LUXEON TX emitters, which deliver high luminous flux and maximum efficacy for a variety of directional and omnidirectional lighting applications. “These emitters are truly transformative in that they enable customers to achieve performance metrics -- such as a true 50W equivalent MR16 lamp at 2700K that meets ERP/DIM2 requirements -- which LEDs simply could not meet previously,” said Kathleen Hartnett, Product Line Director for Emitters at Philips Lumileds.

“We use the term ‘extreme efficacy’ because of the remarkable performance customers can expect from these emitters,” said Hartnett. “For instance, outdoor fixture manufacturers who need 4000K at 70 CRI are taking advantage of the LUXEON TX 360 lm output 1.0A and 85˚C to decrease overall system cost, but have the ability to drive the same part 350mA to deliver 155 lm/W LED efficacy and enable streetlights with a system efficacy of more than 120lm/W.

The LUXEON TX platform is available in a range of CCTs and CRIs to satisfy the most exacting requirements of downlights, high bay and low bay lighting, indoor area lighting, outdoor lighting and replacement lamps. In addition, for improved design flexibility, Philips Lumileds has added a minimum 85 CRI option so designers can further differentiate their product lines.

“Designers have typically had to choose between the lower efficacy associated with a 90 CRI LED or the poorer color rendering associated with an 80 CRI LED. Now LUXEON TX 85 CRI emitters bridge that gap by providing high CRI with increased efficacy in a full CCT range from 2700K to 5000K.”

For applications that require a minimum 90 CRI, LUXEON TX delivers up to 100 lm/W warm white light (3000K CCT, 90 CRI and 700 mA at 85˚C).This level of efficacy at 90 CRI enables superior performance for luminaires that must adhere to increasingly stringent lighting standards such as the CEC’s California Quality LED Lamp Specification.

About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

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