Mar 6, 2017: Seoul Semiconductor Europe unveils modules based on its package-free Wicop LEDs for designers to evaluate the technology.
The reference modules are for Wicop Y19, Y22 and Y22P LEDs. The Y19 module comprise four clusters of 2×2 LEDs with a flux of 4,650 lumens, while the Y22 and Y22P modules achieve 1,268 lumens with four single LEDs each. They all have color rendering index (CRI) of 70 and a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4,000 K.
These modules are made as per customer needs and follow the guidelines given in book 15 of the Zhaga specification, which specifies the location and pitch of the LEDs and the position and size of the alignment holes for optical lenses.
Wicop LEDs have a luminous efficiency of up to 210lm/W at 350m. Their footprint is compact, and makes the LEDs much smaller and much brighter than conventional LEDs.
Seoul Semiconductor’s first WICOP product is almost 4 times smaller and more brighter than the conventional LED. It has an LED chip and phosphor, and it does not require investment in packaging equipment and parts.
Demand for high powered LEDs like Wicop has rapidly increased recently in the LED global market. In 2015, the importance of super high power LED products with a high luminous efficiency such as Wicop, took up 20% of the total LED market, and by 2020, it is expected to reach more than 30%.