MONTREAL, CANADA, (August, 25, 2009) - Future Lighting Solutions today announced new capabilities to support LED design engineers in building high Color Rendering Index (CRI) tunable white applications that are optimized for light output and efficacy. The company has developed patent-pending intellectual property, now available for customer licensing, that provides the knowledge, tools and technologies to optimally select three or more LEDs, as well as their respective drive current and dimming ratios, to meet high CRI design specifications.
For example, the company can demonstrate at the lighting system level how to tune the color temperature from 2800K to 4800K while maintaining a CRI of 90 and above. Several general lighting, medical lighting, and retail display lighting customers are currently taking advantage of these capabilities to develop new high CRI applications.
“Until now, the solid state lighting industry has typically leveraged red, green, and blue LEDs with the optional addition of white or amber LEDs to develop tunable white applications. These approaches generate low CRI and low efficacy LED lighting systems,” said Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director, for Future Lighting Solutions. “Our solution addresses these problems and even enables customers to meet and surpass the CRI, flux, efficacy, and lifetime targets included in the Energy Star specification for solid-state lighting luminaires.”
Future Lighting Solutions has already used its proprietary platform to develop several prototype systems leveraging the latest LED drivers, microcontrollers and color mixing optics. The company has also invested significant engineering resources to minimize the implementation cost, time and required PCB board space.
These efforts are now being extended with the development of innovative solutions for tuning and maintaining the target color temperatures by leveraging powerline communication, wireless, and sensing (capacitive, ambient light, temperature, proximity, motion detection) technologies.
More information on Future Lighting Solutions’ high CRI tunable white capabilities is available by emailing CRI@futurelightingsolutions.com.
About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions (www.futurelightingsolutions.com) is a leading provider of LED lighting components and support services for solid-state lighting products and installations, including engineering expertise, concept development, full system solutions and online tools that accelerate quality application development. The company is a division of Future Electronics.
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