Seoul, Korea Seoul Semiconductor Inc. has launched a super bright and ultra-mini flash LED that it says will replace xenon lamps that are typically used as flash light sources in digital cameras or 5-megapixel camera phones. The FCW211Z series of flash LEDs emit up to 100 candelas, which is more than twice the brightness level of conventional LEDs for flash, said the company.
The FCW211Z can operate at a high current of 2 amps, and the Light Energy (light power (lux) x flash exposure time in secs) of 26.49 lux-secs is comparable to that of a high capacity xenon lamp. It is expected to exceed the level of xenon in the near future, according to the company. In addition, the FCW211Z also delivers a size advantage, measuring 3.5 (W) x 3.0 (L) x 0.75-mm (H), compared to a Xenon lamp for mobile phones, which measure 10.1 (W) x 4.6 (L) x 3.5-mm (H), according to Seoul.
Unlike xenon lamps, the FCW211Z series enables the display of moving images and continuous shooting without the need to charge, and the series offers more than two times longer life span than conventional xenon lamps, said the company.
Product information: flash LED product lines
Seoul Semiconductor, www.seoulsemiconductor.com