IES Recognizes Two Nichia LED Families in 2018 Progress Report

Nichia Corporation of Tokushima, Japan, reported that the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recognized two of its latest LED families. Nichia notes that the IES 2018 Progress Report pointed to the innovation and development of Nichia’s Optisolis™ series of LEDs and the discrete colors of the Direct Mountable Chip series of LEDs.

Each year the IES looks for new and significant advancements in lighting products, research, publications and design tools compared to the previous year. The Progress Committee’s goal is to monitor the developments in the art and science of lighting around the world and prepare an annual report of these achievements. The Progress Committee conducts evaluations for each submission based on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.

IES Recognizes Optisolis and Direct Mountable Chip Families of LEDs

At the 2018 IES Annual Conference in Boston, MA on August 10th, IES recognized Nichia’s Optisolis™ and discrete color “Direct Mountable Chip” family of LEDs. Nichia claims that Optisolis™ achieves the industry’s highest CRI. Furthermore, the company boasts that its spectrum is so natural, only the sun can claim to be more optimal. The company says that such high-quality light is ideal for human-centric lighting including lighting applications such as hospitals, educational facilities, offices, and museums.

Additionally, Nichia says its Optisolis™ series does not emit any damaging UV radiation that can damage and even destroy illuminated materials. Nichia notes that competitor’s packages that claim similar human-centric benefits often have UV emissions.

Direct Mountable Chip Series

Nichia has also recently introduced a new series of discrete, phosphor- converted color options in its Direct Mountable Chip series, a similar technology to what is known as a Chip Scale Package (CSP). The Direct Mountable Chip color series, currently includes Royal Blue, Green, Amber, and Red, along with the company’s previously released white options. For the Direct Mountable Chip series, Nichia has again used its phosphor and semiconductor experience to produce an InGaN-based color family of LEDs.

According to Nichia, the Direct Mountable Chip series maintains the same forward voltage and height across all colors, thereby simplifying the electrical and optical designs. Additionally, the phosphor converted Red features a significant improvement in the thermal droop and color compared to conventional Red LED technology, allowing for better in-situ performance and overall stability and color.

With its motto of “Ever Researching for a Brighter World,” Nichia promises to continue its considerable investment into the innovation and advancements of solid state lighting.

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