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Luminus Introduces High Brightness, Multi-Color PhlatLight LED For Entertainment & Architectural Lighting

Sep 14, 2009

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Billerica, MA, September 14, 2009―Luminus Devices Inc., developer and manufacturer of high light output, “Big Chip” PhlatLight® LEDs, today announced the introduction of the SBM-160 PhlatLight® LED, the industry’s brightest multi-color LED available in a surface-mount (SMT) package. This breakthrough product is ideally suited for entertainment and architectural applications where high optical output and high efficiency are required.

“With the introduction of the SBM-160, Luminus strengthens its leadership position within the performance segments of the entertainment and architectural lighting communities,” said Peter Weller, general manager for Luminus’ Lighting Business. “We continue to provide the lighting industry with highly differentiated products that give our customers the light output they need to solve the most demanding design challenges. This exclusive product release from Luminus represents a true paradigm shift enabling our customers to now replace multiple 1W emitters with a single SBM-160 module. We have reduced design complexity and cost, enabling new dimensions of design freedom.”

The SBM-160 is a four-chip package consisting of individually addressable red, green, blue and white LEDs that generate more than 1,500 lumens of combined white light. The product utilizes a high-performance ceramic substrate resulting in an industry-leading thermal resistance of less than 1.5 C/W. A protective window covers the LED chips that emit directly into air, allowing for proximity optics that optimize collection efficiency and eliminate unwanted color fringing.

Available in an SMT package, the SBM-160 integrates seamlessly with standard SMT manufacturing processes and equipment. PhlatLight LEDs are mercury-free, highly reliable and provide a lifetime of 60,000 hours with lumen maintenance of greater than 70 percent. The SBM-160 is available for sampling now with volume shipments starting in November.

About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources – PhlatLight® LEDs - for a variety of lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit

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Bill Keeler or Tara Mulloy
Schwartz Communications 781 684-0770

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