Irvine, Calif. BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., has introduced a new 1-watt LED module that is capable of up to a 60-lumen output for a wide range of large-area backlighting and general illumination applications. It's also manufactured with lead-free materials and processes in compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
The new LK series uses the latest Cree XLamp technology, provided in a compact surface-mount device (SMD) that is packaged onto an aluminum PC-board base, using standard reflow processes to achieve electrical and thermal connections without epoxy. This enables the device to exhibit excellent thermal management characteristics.
Capable of providing up to 130% more color gamut for greater color saturation while providing 40 to 60 lumen (Im) outputs, the encased metal module with an integrated lens measures 0.800 in. (20.3 mm) in a hexagon pattern.
Boasting a robust design for operating temperatures from -30°C to 100°C and an electrostatic discharge (ESD) properties of >2,000 V per Mil-Std-883D, the LED module offers a viewing angle of 100 degrees with full spectrum wavelengths available from 465 nm to 635 nm, in addition to white at 8000 K. Maximum If rating is 400 mA. Lens appearance when off is transparent water clear.
For ease of installation, the unit is available with a two-pin header connector assembly for simple snap-in, "plug n' play" circuitry and replacements. Other accessory packaging will be offered for general illumination applications. Custom assemblies are available.
Current applications for the higher intensity, single chip LED module include safety, signaling, emergency lighting and use in general lighting applications such as flashlights and automotive headlamps. The module can also be used for large flat panel display backlighting. Automotive, medical, aerospace, security, and other applications requiring a bright, reliable light sources are also anticipated to find major uses for this new LED module.
The LK LED Module is priced from $4.00 each in production quantities. Delivery is from stock.
Bivar Inc., 1-800-772-2377, www.bivar.com