SOURCE: Bridgelux, Inc.

Bridgelux, Inc.

October 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Bridgelux Decor Ultra-High Color Rendering LED Arrays Further Extend Industry Leadership in Retail and Hospitality Lighting

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Bridgelux Inc., bringing innovation to light by delivering high power, energy-efficient and cost effective LED solutions, today launched its Decor line of ultra-high color rendering index (CRI) LED arrays. Leveraging Bridgelux's industry-leading ES and award-winning RS array technology to deliver the market's brightest solid state light sources, Decor is optimized for demanding applications such as retail, hospitality, museums and high-end architectural lighting.

With a CRI of 97 and a 3-step MacAdams Elipse color control option, the Decor arrays enable lighting designers to truly render a full palette of colors over a wide range of light levels to create stunning and sophisticated lighting effects. Delivering 1200 to 2500 lumens, these new arrays have been spectrally engineered to closely replicate the light quality of halogen and incandescent light sources. These arrays deliver R9 and R15 values of 98, to both enhance reds and represent skin tones accurately, ensuring clean and natural lighting. The Decor series expands lighting options available to the lighting designer, complimenting the standard minimum 80 and minimum 90 CRI products already available from Bridgelux.

"The new Decor arrays take us to the next level, enabling very high-end lighting design," said Giorgio Martini, vice president at Martini. "Developed in collaboration with Martini Lighting R&D, these new arrays have allowed us to rethink lighting and luminaire design in fresh and innovative ways. We can design precision lighting effects and striking contrast ratios enhancing the presentation of retail merchandise. The Decor arrays now permit us to deliver the highest quality light, brilliantly rendering colors and textures. These are the elements that allow us to present our shops and restaurants in living color."

The Decor arrays deliver light output equivalent to a 75 - 150 watt halogen bulb, while using only 25 - 50 watts of power. Further, the Decor arrays feature the same form factor as previous Bridgelux Array product generations, allowing for a simple upgrade path for existing customers while minimizing design efforts.

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid-state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid-state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 500 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid-state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

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