Philips LUXEON Z LED
With a total footprint of just 2.2mm2 and high lumen output across a full spectrum of colours from 440-670nm, including white, the LUXEON Z offers luminaire designers the industry’s highest commercially available lumen density. In addition, the ultra-compact, non-encapsulated package of the LUXEON Z gives designers new flexibility in packaging and optical designs, helping to push the boundaries of next generation luminaire design.
The new LUXEON Z will allow for integrated approaches that break with today’s paradigms in luminaire development. The LUXEON Z goes beyond the constraints of a typical 2×2 multi-chip package to allow designers the ability to create specialised 2×2, 3×2 or 6×1 mono-colour or multi-colour luminaires. With this breakthrough, configurations are virtually limitless, and with the ability to mount as many as 250 of the high-lumen LUXEON Z in one square-inch, designers can reach new levels in lumen densities.
Simplifying development of products such as wall-washers, moving head entertainment spotlights, and even remote phosphor applications, the LUXEON Z will also give engineers in the entertainment, architectural and specialty lighting segments, a modular approach to developing products. Moreover, the non-encapsulated chips are more readily adaptable to custom optics, eliminating the need for complex, inefficient secondary lenses. The company expects that a full line of semi-custom optics will also be available in the near future.
“With the LUXEON Z, Philips Lumileds has once again reinforced its commitment to LED innovation by listening to customers and giving them the ability to create more variations of multi-chip color arrays that can take advantage of custom optics,” says Philips Lumileds vice president of Product Management Rahul Bammi.
“By continuing to push the boundaries of technology with the smallest high-lumen LED package available, we are really enabling our customers to push the boundaries of luminaire development.”