Combining high brightness LEDs with a revolutionary three-dimensional packaging technology, TT electronics Optek Technology has introduced what the company describes as one of the industry’s brightest single-source packaged visible LED assemblies at the Strategies in Light conference in San Francisco, CA. Designated the Optek Lednium Series, the 10W package offers a full 120° viewing angle for its array of amber, blue, green, red, or white LEDs.

According to Richard Saffa, vice resident of OptekTechnology’s Visible LED Unit, Optek’s Lednium Series devices achieve an output of up to 330 lumens with nine 1W LEDs mounted in an anodized aluminum package just 1.3” square, with a board mounted profile of less than .5”. “The ability to put high brightness LEDs in a compact, energy efficient package will have significant impact on the lighting industry,” Saffa explains. “As one of the brightest single-source LED assemblies available today, Optek’s Lednium Series devices have the potential to make solid state lighting a practical reality for a wide range of applications.”

Optek last year signed a joint agreement with Lednium, an Australian LED technology company, to develop a series of solid state lighting products using Lednium’s packaging technology. Conventionally-packaged LED arrays with comparable light output often require as many as 12 1W LEDs in configurations up to 8” in diameter, which typically consume more power. The Optek Lednium Series LED assemblies also provide different parallel-serial connections that enable the operation of three, six, or all nine of the mounted LEDs, enabling design engineers to vary the light output and power consumption.

Optek’s Lednium Series devices are available in amber (595nm, 330lm); blue (467nm, 60lm); green (524nm, 290lm); red (624nm, 247lm); and white (250lm). All colors feature a full 120° viewing angle in water clear lenses. In development are other visible, as well as UV and IR wavelengths and package configurations.

For more information, visit www.optekinc.com/led_pr1.asp.