Lamina Ceramics claims to have developed the brightest LED light array ever built – it says that its RGB (red-green-blue) LED array is about 10 times brighter than any previously demonstrated, generating light in any of more than 16 million saturated colours, including white.
The 13,300 lumen, 860W LED array provides 4,600 lumens of red (at 210W, 7,600 lumens of green (at 320W and 1,100 lumens of blue light (at 330W. Additionally, it can simulate dawn through noonday to dusk white light with variable colour temperatures ranging from 3,000 – 6,500ºK, with corresponding lumen output ranging from 6,500 – 9000.
The key to achieving the ultra-high light output is Lamina’s proprietary low temperature co-fired ceramic-on-metal (LTCC-M) that enables Lamina to densely cluster multiple LEDs to achieve high luminous intensities in very small footprints. The array of LEDs comprising the light engine is round and 5 inches in diameter.
LTCC-M technology emerged from research and development efforts in the Sarnoff laboratories. Lamina, a venture-backed corporation, is the exclusive licensee of Sarnoff’s 12 years of research into the technology.
The company is now accepting orders for delivery of the device during the second quarter of 2005.