Tridonic enters LED Module market

Tridonic enters LED Module market

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By eeNews Europe

The move enables Tridonic to offer the entire bandwidth of lighting components and lighting systems. The LED modules round off Tridonics’ existing portfolio of electronic control devices and professional lighting control systems.

According to the company, the application specific requirements of the luminaries manufacturers will continue to take center stage Tridonics’ product strategy. This strategy is designed to enable customers to enter the lighting value chain at different points. Thus, the company said it now can offer packet solutions ranging from components and converters to complete systems with sophisticated lighting control architectures, explained Tridonic CEO Walter Ziegler. However, the company has no plans to offer luminaries, since this create a situation of competition between Tridonic and its customers.

In Tridonics’ strategy, the professional LED lighting market takes center stage. Ziegler emphasized that the company owns more than 2000 patents in the fields of LEDs and related electronic control gear. Over the past couple of years, the company systematically has strengthened and expanded its IP position. In particular it has secured its own access to all relevant phosphor derivates and established a cross-licensing agreement with Philips. In addition, Tridonic signed a strategic collaboration agreement with LG Innotek of South Korea. For Tridonic, the value of LG Innotek lies in its ability to provide powerful yet cost-effective LED technology.

For the start, Tridonic introduced two LED modules: The STARK DLE and STARK SLE. Both feature a constant color position across the entire operating temperature range, which translates into a constant color temperature even if the temperature changes. Also the color remains constant over the lifetime of the modules, the company said.

During the design of the modules, the company already took the machanical, optical and thermal standards of the luminary industry into account. All system components are optimally adjusted with one another, the company claims. The system embraces three components – the LED module, the LED converter and the pre-fabricated plug-and-play cable connecting module and converter.

Both modules are available in the variants "Classic", "Select" and "Premium". Thus, solutions range from a non-dimmable basis version in color temperatures of 3.000K or 4.000K to a and dimmable white light that can be tuned between 2700K and 6500K. The system efficiency is 65lm/W for the DLE and up to 72lm/W for the SLE version. Typical applications are downlight and spotlight applications for general-purpose lighting.

An integrated DALI interface provides control of color and color temperatures by means of a digital control signal. The integrated colourSwitch function enables direct connection to a standard color change key at the Premium version.

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