SOURCE: Luminus Devices, Inc.

Luminus Devices, Inc.

April 13, 2012 06:29 ET

Luminus Optimizes Fixture Performance With New Optics From Fraen

New Family of Patent-Pending Optics Delivers Highest Center Beam Candle Power and Exceptional Uniformity With Luminus Big Chip LEDs for Retail Spot Lighting

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - Light + Building - Luminus Devices, Inc., and Fraen Optics today announced the release of the FML series of optics, specifically designed to maximize the performance of Luminus SST-90 and SSM-80 LEDs. The new family of patent-pending total internal reflection (TIR) optics, in conjunction with Luminus Big Chip LED technology, establishes a new performance benchmark for power, uniformity and efficiency. When mated with Luminus' SST-90 warm white LED, the FML spot optic produces a full divergence angle under 10-degrees with an industry leading l7,000 candela and Energy Star compliant efficacy. The FML series consists of a complete range of optics with output beam patterns including spot, narrow, medium, wide, elliptical and flood.

"The new FML optics from Fraen are truly game changing," said Chuck DeMilo, Global Director of Product Marketing for Luminus. "We have always led the pack in our ability to generate a lot of light from our LEDs, and now the FML optics enable our customers to capture and deliver those lumens on task at unprecedented levels of intensity, efficiency and uniformity. Using an LED to outperform a 50W MR-16 halogen lamp used to be a dream, but the combination of technologies from Luminus and Fraen has made this a reality."

TIR optics are frequently preferred over reflectors due to higher optical efficiency and center beam brightness in spot lighting applications. According to David Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of Fraen Optics, "Fraen really pushed the limits of physics with this new family of optics. Part of the secret sauce with the FML series is an innovative optical mixing chamber that homogenizes the input from the LED to deliver a stunningly uniform beam." Cohen added, "Luminus LEDs are unique because optically they can be considered a high intensity point source of light, and this opens many new degrees of freedom for our optical designers."

Luminus will be exhibiting at the upcoming Light + Building exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany at the Messe Frankfurt from April 15-20 in Hall 4.2, Stand G02, where the new optics will be on display.

Technical specifications and ordering information for Luminus SST-90 and SSM-80 LEDs can be found at www.luminus.com. Additional information on the FML optics from Fraen can be found at http://www.fraenomg.com/.

About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices is a leading developer and manufacturer of LED technologies and solutions for the multi-billion dollar global illumination market. Luminus' high efficacy and high brightness LEDs are used by many of the world's biggest companies for general lighting, projection display, entertainment, ultraviolet curing, medical, portable, transportation and digital signage lighting applications. Luminus has more than 144 patents/patents pending worldwide, and its revolutionary Big Chip LED™ technology enables new markets for solid-state lighting. Headquarters and wafer fab manufacturing facilities are located near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com

Luminus Media Contact:
Lynette Rowe
Marketing Communications Manager
978-528-8057
marcomm@luminus.com

About Fraen Corporation
Fraen Optics, a Division of Fraen Corporation, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of optics for high-powered LEDs. Fraen offers a wide range of standard products for all major LED manufacturers as well as custom-optic design services. Fraen Corporation's Divisions include its Advanced Manufacturing Division, which manufactures stepper motors; its Custom Manufacturing Division, which specializes in lighted-plastic parts and complex stampings; and Fraen Machining Corporation, which manufactures precision-turned metal components.

Contact Information

  • Fraen Optics Media Contact:
    Scott Grzenda
    Sales Manager-Americas
    781-205-5351
    Email Contact