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WESTAMPTON, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lamina Ceramics, manufacturer of award-winning solid-state light sources, has announced the introduction of a new line of ultra-bright LED light engines, including a record-setting warm white model designed to replace halogen and tungsten filament competitors anda powerful "daylight white" model designed to replace fluorescents. Up to twice as bright but with the identical footprint of the company's award-winning BL-4000 line -- smaller than a U.S. Nickel -- the new Atlas line also features an RGB LED light engine generating any of 16,000,000 blendablecolors, including white. Lamina will debut the new product line at the 2006 Light + Building show in Frankfurt , Germany .
The new Atlas Warm White is the first in a long-sought new generation of ultra bright LED light sources with warm color temperatures. Producing morethan 100 lumens, Atlas' enhanced red and orange color spectrum provides light output similar to a 10-watt halogen bulb but uses little more than half the power and lasts 3-4 times as long.
"Until now, high power white-light output by LEDs has largely been confined to color temperatures above 5,000 degrees K -- cool light similar to fluorescent lamps," noted David McConaghy, Lamina's vice president of sales."As lighting designers know, cool white light, while perfect for manyapplications such as office lighting, is generally not welcome forilluminating the more intimate interior spaces of home and leisure - most people prefer a warmer light for reading, desk illumination and dining. Perhaps that's also because many fabrics, furnishings, textiles, woods - andyes, people -- simply do not look very appealing under cool white light."
"Daylight" white and RGB excitement
The Atlas Daylight White rivals the quality of natural sunlight. It's designed for many architectural and office lighting applications, task lamps, machine vision and high-powered flashlights. With more than a 200 lumen output, it is more than twice as bright but the same size as the company's BL-4000 LED light engine -- a "drop-in" upgrade.
The brighter Atlas RGB+ LED light engine, through 3 independently controlled input/output channels (red, green and blue), can produce any of16,000,000 beautifully saturated and blended colors (including white withvariable color temperature) from a single point source. Its forerunner -Lamina's BL-4000 RGB +, earned top honors at LightFair International 2005 with Best Technical Innovation and Best in Category awards.