COB Technology Delivers Superior Brightness, Excellent Color Mixing and Compact Size
Pfaffenhofen, Germany — September 16, 2005 – PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies, today announced the availability of ACULED (All Color Ultrabright LED), its high power light source utilizing multi chip-on-board (COB) technology. PerkinElmer’s ACULED is a compact, multi-use LED (light emitting diode) designed for operation in a variety of specialty lighting applications including mood lighting, vision systems, architectural lighting and medical lighting. In February 2005, PerkinElmer acquired what is now known as PerkinElmer Elcos GmbH, a leading European manufacturer of custom LED solutions. ACULED is part of a high-performance, specialty lighting LED product series from PerkinElmer Elcos GmbH.
“In bringing PerkinElmer and Elcos together, we are already expanding our offering of differentiated technology solutions for new and existing customers,” said John Roush, President, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. “We are delighted to be rolling out the ACULED RGB LED platform and are excited about the range of innovative specialty lighting and medical applications that can benefit from its excellent color mixing and brightness.”
PerkinElmer Elcos is offering ACULED Evaluation Kits so that customers can test the RGB LED platform with their particular applications.
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