Woburn, Massachusetts -- Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that its PhlatLight product line is compliant with the European Union's RoHS Directive, "restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment," that took effect throughout Europe beginning July 1, 2006. The RoHS Directive bans the placing of new electrical and electronic equipment on the EU market containing more than agreed levels of lead, mercury, and other
Luminus develops and manufactures high performance solid state light emitting devices and systems using the most advanced manufacturing processes. Its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice Light) technology produces the only solid state light source powerful enough to illuminate large screen rear projection televisions (RPTVs). With PhlatLight chipsets currently in production, Luminus is leading the industry in developing cost-effective, solid state light sources with extremely high power and
brightness to illuminate state-of-the-art, high-definition displays, including projection TVs, LCD-TVs and projectors.
Television manufacturers, retailers and consumers can be assured that PhlatLight products are 100% free of mercury, lead or other hazardous materials, making them RoHS-compliant and environmentally friendly. In
addition, TVs illuminated with PhlatLight technology are "greener" and consume less power than TVs of comparable screen size, saving energy and reducing air pollution, while the inherent long lifetime advantages of
solid state light sources means no more discarded bulbs, reducing the amount of toxic solid waste.
About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, develops and manufactures high performance solid state light emitting devices and systems. Its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) technology,
developed by Luminus Devices based on research done at MIT, is the only solid state light source powerful enough to illuminate large screen projection televisions. With PhlatLight chipsets in commercial production,
Luminus is leading the industry in designing this new, powerful light source for a variety of applications, including microdisplay projection TVs and other advanced, high-definition displays. Several leading television and consumer electronics vendors are currently selling TVs with PhlatLight products. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.