Chino, Calif. American Bright Optoelectronics said its high power NovaBrite BWL Focused Beam 3-watt LED module offers one of the industry's highest powered devices that is capable of displaying 6500 K in standard colors. The company also announced a brighter white, 120-lumen device capable of handling up to 4 watts.
Available in multiple package styles, the high-intensity NovaBrite BWL Focused Beam series is offered as a complete light engine (PCB-mounted light module) mounted onto a finned heat sink for maximum heat dissipation or as a discrete LED component, or emitter. The self-contained light engine is comprised of the miniature 13.50 x 20.50-mm gull-wing packaged discrete emitter, which can be provided on either a 36.00-mm diameter PC-board, or the entire assembly mounted onto a finned heat sink, providing up to 100 x 100-mm2 surface area.
Key specifications for the BWL Focused Beam series include a forward voltage range from 4.5- to 12-volts (V) at 350 milliamps (mA) in a series connection or at 1 amp (A) in a parallel connection. It features high flux density, a high lumen output range from 20 lumens (blue) to 75 and 90 lumens typical (red, green, yellow and white at 3 W), and low power consumption.
The domed lens model is available with a viewing angle of 60 degrees and 120 degrees for the flat lens, low-profile version. The operating temperature range is -40°C to 120°C. The PCB-mounted units are supplied with resistors for optimum drive voltage. All BWL Focused Beam series devices are manufactured in compliance with RoHS lead-free materials.
This type of single lens, high-power LED can be uses as an alternative to incandescent lighting and a contender for replacement of higher cost, higher temperature lighting such as Metal Halide, according to the company. Electronic applications include interior or exterior automotive applications and large-screen LCD backlighting. It is also considered a high-intensity light source for general lighting needs that require a high intensity, long-life light source, and where thermal management is a key criterion, said the company.
The NovaBrite BWL Focused Beam series is priced from $6.00 each (white, discrete 3-watt module) in production quantities. Prices are lower in standard colors. Delivery is from stock or the factory in special configurations.
American Bright Optoelectronics, 1-888-533-0800, www.americanbrightled.com