Semiconductor Today: Optogan’s high-power X10 LED modules enter mass production
European LED chip and luminaire maker Optogan Group has started mass production of its high-power X10 modules in St. Petersburg, Russia. “The opening of the X10 production line, with a production capacity of 40,000 units per month, will make LED technology accessible to a wider range of customers in the near future,” said executive VP Vladislav Bougrov during the opening ceremony.
Based on the concepts of scalability, flexibility and lean processing, the X10 modular chip-on-board (COB) solution significantly reduces the manufacturing costs of energy-efficient light sources based on LEDs, the firm claims.
A unique feature of the X10 is the combination of small size, module efficiency over 110lm/W, optimal price and convenient size for mounting, adds the firm. Optogan has already produced modules consisting of 72 items that can be easily divided into LED elements of smaller sizes and power. The X10 concept offers the maximum possible variety, starting with a single unit of 10W. The biggest X10 module can provide maximum luminous flux of nearly 80,000 lumens, while the power consumption is only 720W. Due to the various sizes and forms of the elements, X10 can be used for applications such as halogen lamp analogs, light fittings, single designer lamps, fixtures with reflectors, as well as high-power industrial or street lights, the firm says. The ceramic base and product material selection is based on long-life performance by design, it adds.
Optogan’s X10 patented design was developed jointly with the Russian Innovation Center ‘Skolkovo’. The pilot sample of the X10 was introduced in 2011 and has been exhibited at events such as Light & Building in Frankfurt-am-Main and Strategies in Light Europe in Munich, Germany. “Thanks to the material and technical base of the Innovation Centre Skolkovo, our breakthrough technology does not stagnate in the laboratory, and only after a year goes to the mass market,” notes Bougrov.
Optogan’s X10 module is a new generation of integrated solutions like LED chip-on-board, which the firm claims are the main focus of technoly development in the LED industry. Optogan aims to “make the transition from a single breakthrough LED, which is already implemented in the technology chip-on-board, to the integrated lighting system, including the assembly of LEDs on a single substrate, the circuit elements and the power control (driver), as well as the primary optics,” says Bugrov. “Full integration, in particular, will significantly reduce the cost of the production process, significantly decreasing the price of LED light sources in the future,” he adds.
Источник Semiconductor Today