Starter kit enables rapid evaluation of high-CRI white light

November 12, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
LED Engin provides starter kit for its ViviLux emitter-plus-lens LED lighting platform is now available from distributors Mouser Electronics (North America) and Farnell (Europe). The kit is designed to ease user's first steps in creating and assembling a working light source equivalent to a 100W halogen or 35W metal halide bulb using a single high power LED and secondary optic.

The kit contains a high-efficiency, CRI90 ViviLux LED emitter mounted on a thermally conductive metal core printed circuit board with solderless connector, plus total internal reflection (TIR) lenses for beam widths of 24°, 35° or 45°. The kit includes a power supply, 40W heatsink, interconnection wiring and mounting hardware.

The ViviLux emitter-lens produces over twice the center beam lux of a traditional LED array and reflector, LED engine claims. It is specified for realistic operating conditions with a luminous efficacy of 85 lumens/Watt at 350mA and 1700 lumens at 700mA, under steady-state conditions at 100 degrees C. Each emitter delivers not only high CRI overall but red content (R9) greater than 80.

ViviLux eliminates the need for color bins with emitter-to-emitter variations less than 2.5 MacAdam Ellipses. This guarantees lighting consistency across multiple light sources, both initially and throughout their service life. The emitters are available in color temperatures of 2700K or 3000K.

Starter Kits are available immediately from Mouser Electronics in North America and Asia and from Farnell in Europe.

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