Bridgelux Introduces the Vero LED Array, a New Platform for Designing Solid State Lighting

New packaging system broadens array performance while reducing the cost of LED lighting

LIVERMORE, CALIF., December 5, 2012 – Bridgelux, a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions,  unveiled the Vero™ LED array, an innovative lighting platform that simplifies design integration and manufacturing and gives designers a more flexible LED lighting solution.

The Vero next generation packaged array technology offers new advancements in design flexibility, ease of use, and energy efficiency today while also defining a platform for future opportunities to integrate smart sensors and wireless communication technology for smart building control systems and other innovative applications.

Vero advancements revolve around three primary innovations: a new, higher flux density LED array, an increase in lumens per watt by up to 20 percent over existing Bridgelux LED arrays and a simplified assembly process that streamlines manufacturing and improves overall system reliability. Taken as a whole, the Vero platform will allow manufacturers to dramatically reduce electronic and optical component inventories while broad input current ranges allow designers to optimize products on efficiency, cost, and light output.

“The Vero platform is a major advancement in LED array packaging technology,” said Jim Miller, chief sales and marketing officer of Bridgelux. “The Vero product is manufactured using highly automated processes to reduce cost and can be easily upgraded for the smart applications of the future.The Vero array offers our customers the manufacturing and design capabilities they need to open up new design possibilities, while ultimately driving faster adoption of LED lighting.”

While Bridgelux has been increasing the efficiency of its LEDs over the past five years, the company is also a pioneer in chip on board technology, engaging in a complimentary effort to reduce the cost of the packaging and other systems around the LEDs. The Vero product represents the next step in that evolutionary effort.

Vero Platform Technical Details

The Vero platform provides complete application coverage from four form factors, delivering the light output and color temperatures required for retail, hospitality, commercial, industrial, residential and outdoor lighting applications. The arrays will initially be available with performance ranging from 800 lumens in warm white (3000K) up to 20,000 lumens in cool white (5000K) with multiple CCT and CRI options, including the 97 CRI Decor product option.

With significant advancements in luminaire design flexibility, the Vero product offers a light emitting surface (LES) area with higher flux densities than earlier Bridgelux array designs. The Vero LED array has been engineered to be driven reliably at much higher drive currents than previous offerings to further increase performance and reduce cost. These new features combine to allow luminaire designers to develop smaller, sleeker designs and to deliver narrow beam angles for spot and track applications facilitating high contrast ratio lighting designs.

The Vero arrays are compatible with a wide variety of standard drivers and optical components, providing manufacturers with greater flexibility and more options than normal, shortening product development times, lowering inventory requirements and reducing costs. The new Vero array series will also delight many luminaire manufactures with enhanced interface and connection options. The electrical connection may be established via user friendly solder pads or by using a solderless on-board connector provided by Molex. The Vero line combines the advanced light source with innovative connector options into a single, easy to integrate package.

The Vero platform is currently being evaluated by Bridgelux customers and will be broadly commercially available in the first quarter of 2013.

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