Twice the light from half the surface
For the first time, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors offers a chip-on-board LED, the SOLERIQ P 9, which is suitable for compact powerful spotlights like the ones used in retail outlets and museums. Just one of the new light emitting diodes is enough to replace a 35 W HID lamp for spotlighting.
The SOLERIQ P 9 has a light emitting surface with a diameter of only 9 mm (64 mm²) and produces an impressive 2000 lm with a luminous efficacy of 100 lm/W (at a temperature of 85 °C and 3000 K). The light emitting surface is around 50 percent smaller than the existing SOLERIQ S 13 but delivers twice the intensity with the same efficiency. This high brightness is made possible by the surface-emitting chips used. Even at very high packing densities they can produce high luminous flux with excellent efficiency.
The small light-emitting surface means that extremely compact, lightweight optics can be fitted for highly compact spotlights, allowing for less cumbersome and more cost-effective solutions, while still providing the same luminous intensity. The luminous intensity of a 35 W HID lamp, for example, can be matched by just one LED. The SOLERIQ P 9 is designed for use in spotlights for directional indoor lighting and is easy to install.
“The SOLERIQ P 9 is just the start of a series of LEDs with enormous brightness and efficiency, generated from a light-emitting surface of only a few millimeters in diameter,” explained Marc Dyble, product marketing manager of SSL at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. “Over the next few months we will be unveiling more products in the SOLERIQ P family, taking the benefits of the P series into different form factors and areas of application.”
The new SOLERIQ is tested and measured at a temperature of 85 °C to simulate the thermal conditions within actual applications as closely as possible. This allows customers to understand how the LED will function in their applications without performing time-consuming estimations based on data sheet values.
The P 9 is the first member of the new SOLERIQ P series; following the existing E and S series. The OSRAM partner network “LED Light for you” offers accessories such as holders, optics and drivers tailored to the SOLERIQ families.