This post was written by Keith Dawson for UBM Tech’s community Web site All LED Lighting, sponsored by Philips Lumileds. It is archived here because the All LED Lighting site has gone dark. This material is Copyright 2013-2015 by UBM Americas.


The Matrix Platform Breaks New Ground

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.

The LUXEON XR-3535L was designed for troffer applications. It offers lumen output of 1320 to 1515 lumens at 80 CRI and CCT of 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K. Efficacy runs as high as 160 lm/W.

The LUXEON XF-3535L handles applications needing more design flexibility, such as cabinet and accent lighting. Its lumen output ranges from 1100 to 370 lumens at 80 CRI and CCT of 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K, with efficacy up to 160 lm/W.

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.

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