OptoElectronix has announced a breakthrough in the use of LEDs for illumination: a new series of small, highly efficient, 180-degree LED modules ideal for retail display lighting, appliances, and task lights. The round, 60mm (2.35-inch) diameter, aluminum modules are precisely engineered for optimal thermal management. They integrate the LED, lens, and electronics, and are rated for 50,000 hours. The modules are designed to flush mount through a standard 44.5mm (1.75-inch) mounting hole with three screws, and the flange and lens are only 4mm (0.16 inches) thick.
These off-the-shelf modules will appeal to manufacturers who wish to offer their end users the significant energy savings and reliability of an LED solution. The ULE21VW1-F-25W, for example, offers an 85-percent savings in total cost of ownership (TCO), including reduced maintenance and replacement bulb cost, as well as energy cost savings over a five-year period of continuous operation. In a commercial application this would equate to an amortization period of 21 months.
Each module uses about one-fourth the energy of incandescent lamps with comparable light output. All variants come in cool white (6,000K) and warm white (3,000K), and connect directly to 12VDC or 12VAC power sources. All four models have a 180-degree beam angle.
The new ULE21VW1-F series is based on the OptoElectronix(TM) Universal Light Engine(TM) platform -- an important new lighting platform that provides the world's highest LED light output per watt with the lowest electrical losses. Unique, proprietary thermal design maximizes heat transfer and contributes significantly to the 50,000-hour life.