Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Luminus Devices awarded federal grant from US DOE to develop driver electronics for high power LEDs

BILLERICA, USA: Luminus Devices Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high light output LEDs, was awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science to develop low cost, high efficiency drive electronics to enhance its big-chip LED technology for use in next-generation, solid-state light sources and fixtures in commercial and industrial buildings as well as residential applications.

Luminus was awarded the Phase 1 grant under the DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The primary objective of the SBIR grant is to bring big-chip solid-state lighting solutions to world markets more rapidly and at lower costs with energy efficient electronics.

“Luminus develops the world’s brightest single element, solid-state light sources. We are thrilled to be working with the DOE to expand the global reach of PhlatLight LEDs into untapped environments,” said Keith T. S. Ward, president and CEO, Luminus Devices.

“In 2012, many traditional light sources will begin to be phased out as part of the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007, and will be replaced with next-generation, long-lasting, energy-efficient solid-state light sources. The DOE award is further validation of Luminus’ LED solutions that bring value and new designs to the North American lighting market.”

Designed to provide an ultra-bright, reliable light source, Luminus LEDs are used in lighting applications by many of the world’s largest electronics and lighting companies. Luminus’ solutions are enabling new general illumination applications in lighting markets such as architectural, entertainment, retail, residential, roadways, industrial high-bay lighting, digital displays and signage and UV for industrial processing.

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