November 19, 2009...Seoul Semiconductor's LCW100Z1 LED for ultra-small lighting fixtures has won recognition in “Power Device and Module” section in the 2009 EDN China Innovation Awards (ref Chinese language EDN awards page) EDN is a highly circulated electronics magazine which is distributed in Europe, Australia, Japan, Asia, and the United States. EDN reportedly honors outstanding engineering products and technologies that have a great influence on the electronics industry during a given year. EDN sums up the evaluations of EDN Editors and Engineering Specialists as well as online votes through the EDN Innovation Awards, separately timed in both the United States and China every year.
Seoul Semiconductor notes that the EDN China award is all the more significant because it is given to the products suitable for the local region and selected by local Engineering Specialists. Seoul says that the 2009 EDN China Innovation Award has proven the company's world-class excellence in technical capability of both DC LED lighting products, and the award-winning Acriche product group of AC driven LEDs.
The LCW100Z1 measures 3.5mm x 2.8mm x 1.6 mm, and unlike most chip LED products it applies the dome lens to the metal base to maximize luminous efficacy. The LED reportedly has an efficacy of more than 120 lm/W, and has improved heat transfer efficiency. The results raised the luminous efficacy by more than 20 percent compared to a top view type LED (TOP LED). Seoul Semiconductor notes that the patented product is also excellent in terms of price per lumen as it raises the luminance of chip LED devices via its high efficacy and current handling capability, which it says is double the typical chip LED. The product comes in pure, warm and natural white color temperatures (CCT) and is capable of replacing existing top view type LEDs.
The company says that one major application for the LED, is replacing fluorescent tubes and light bulbs along with task lighting products. The LCW100Z1 can also be used in a variety of lighting applications such as signage/display, portable, refrigeration, decorative fixtures, etc.
An official of Seoul Semiconductor has said that winning the 2009 EDN Innovation Awards “has proven the world-class technological capability of Seoul Semiconductor once again." He added, "The company will heighten the value of the lighting market through the balanced development and mass production of excellent AC LED products such as Acriche (A3/A4 series) and DC products like the LCW100Z1."