With the focus on the global effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Plessey is bringing to market a range of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB LEDs) for Solid State lighting applications.
HB LEDs are being designed into replacement products as well as architectural lighting, street lighting, commercial lighting and medical applications Plessey's MAGIC technology will enable it to offer LEDs that are significantly less expensive than anything that is currently available in the market. The more expensive LEDs are based on sapphire or Silicon Carbide, however Plessey's technology uses Gallium Nitride (GaN) on 6-inch silicon substrates. It uses a much thinner GaN layer at only 2.5μm compared to 6 to 8μm in other GaN on Si technologies. This technology delivers industry-standard performance at a dramatically reduced cost of manufacture. For the next generation products, Plessey intends to integrate its MAGIC HBLED products with its EPIC™ sensor technology to provide smart lighting solutions for even greater energy savings and carbon footprint reductions. dical applications
Plessey is bringing to market a range of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB LEDs) for solid state lighting applications
As a consequence of these benefits the market for white LEDs is said to grow exponentially over the next decade.