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Intematix Separates Phosphors From LEDs; Simplifies Manufacturing, Increases Flexibility

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image credit: Intematix Some colours of LEDs are easier to make and are brighter than others; blue is currently the brightest, so manufacturers usually coat a blue LED with a phosphor, which gets excited and emits light of a preferred colour and broader spectrum. But it is complicated (the LED is really hot) and time-consuming to adjust to demand for different fixtures, fitting and colours. Enter Intematix, which launched Chromalit today. They separate the LED from the phosphors, so that they are not on the chip but in front of it, much like the gel in front of a theatrical lighting can. Except it isn't a gel or filter, but a phosphor covered disk that actually generates the light. Benefits: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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