First LED module based on award-winning beam forming technology

22-09-2016 | Plessey | New Technologies

Plessey has announced the first standard LED module based on its
award-winning Stellar beam forming technology. The new standard module opens
opportunities for creativity in industrial and architectural lighting
design.

The Plessey Orion PLWS3000 series is an LED array module delivering over
3000 lumens, integrating LED and optics into a tiny module just 5.6mm thick
and 82mm in diameter. Alternative solutions typically require optics that
are usually 100mm deep and 111mm in diameter for a comparable light output
and beam. Plessey has achieved this size and performance breakthrough by
combining its ground breaking Stellar beam forming optics and GaN on Si LED
technology. Plessey is anticipating applications for the module in the
design of track, retail, architectural, high intensity, spot and directional
lighting and the slim line module will be particularly attractive for
architectural applications.

Dr. Keith Strickland, CTO, Plessey, said: “The reduced form factor of the
Orion is a major move forward in the market by eliminating design
constraints and allowing more design freedom for lighting designers.
Typically using COB type LEDs or modules makes it difficult to control
colour over angle, forcing designers to make fixtures much larger in size.
The Orion, with Stellar beam forming technology represents the next phase in
LED lighting with low cost, high efficiency and greater control of light.
Greater control over the direction and quality of light is a crucial element
in retail, industrial, hospitality and outdoor lighting, this combined with
the slim line design and impressive thermal characteristics mean we provide
lighting designers and architects far more design freedom.”

Paul Drosihn, Plessey’s head of modular products, added: “The Orion focuses
on replacing design limitations with opportunities thus providing lighting
designers with a new level of design freedom. The size / performance
envelope we have achieved allows industrial high bay and architectural
luminaires used in high end offices, homes and retail outlets to be created
in a new way. With a particular emphasis on improving the thermal
characteristics, the heat sink can also be reduced in size allowing the end
fixture to be less obtrusive. The Orion will revolutionise the expectations
in the lighting market.”

The Orion module uses GaN on Si technology in conjunction with its Stellar
beam forming technology to provide a slim line module that can be used in a
variety of directional lighting applications.

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