Philips Lumileds has introduced the Matrix Platform, a new point in the continuum of SSL light sources that fits between packaged LEDs and light engines.
Lumileds, sponsor of this site, describes the Matrix Platform as a system of "infinitely configurable LED boards, linear flex, and modules" all based on Luxeon emitters. They are intended to give luminaire makers simplified supply lines and faster time-to-market.
Pictured are the first two product lines in the Matrix Platform: the Luxeon XR, on rigid substrate, and the Luxeon XF, on flexible substrate. In each product line, all the LEDs on a board or flexible substrate are connected together in various series/parallel electrical configurations.
Matrix Platform products do not have driver electronics on board, so they cannot be considered light engines.
The Matrix Platform encompasses both off-the-shelf and built-to-order configurations. Lumileds has dedicated 12,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing capacity at its Penang, Malaysia, production line to the platform in order to guarantee rapid turnaround on custom designs: as little as two weeks in some cases, the company said.
— Keith Dawson , Editor-in-Chief, All LED Lighting