LUXEON Fusion from Lumileds is a platform technology that delivers white light selection while streamlining fixture manufacturing. It is able to deliver consistent light output and efficiency across a large white color range, from 2700K to 10000K on the Blackbody locus. Combining the needs of many tuning technologies, the product features a high color-rendering index (CRI) (>90 over 95% of range) and high color fidelity.
LUXEON Fusion enables dim to warm capability from 1800K to 2700K, which can set an atmosphere or mood. Especially useful for retail settings where various CCT patterns are needed (e.g., grocery store may want to accentuate certain products on certain days), LUXEON Fusion enables dynamic CCT tuning before, during, and even after installation.
Users who previously relied on disparate solutions to achieve the desired results can now leverage the LUXEON Fusion platform technology which unites white light selection, dim to warm capability, SKU reduction, and dynamically tunable white lighting—all designed for mass adoption, in one single solution.
“LUXEON Fusion is really designed to open up color tuning for mass adoption in all indoor lighting environments because it offers superior dim-to-warm consistency down to 1800K, white light color choice, high efficiencies, and consistent light output over dynamic tuning ranges,” said Steve Barlow, SVP and GM of Lumileds LED Solutions.
LUXEON Fusion enables the next step in human centric lighting. When lighting hospitals, restaurants, offices, or retail venues, designers often wish to adjust color temperature on-site or program it to adjust light levels throughout the day to complement a changing ambient environment. Available on the Lumileds Matrix Platform, which custom configures LUXEON LEDs and Advanced Technologies on substrates to fit manufacturers’ specific requirements, LUXEON Fusion is easily integrated with a variety of wired and wireless (e.g., Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI), Digital Multiplex (DMX), Wi-Fi) approaches for on-demand tuning.
“White light tuning in the past was limited and could not, for instance, tune along the blackbody curve or just below the blackbody curve, a range that enables vivid color depiction,” said Matt Everett, Senior Director of Matrix Platform Integrated Solutions. Programming in such ranges is enabled by LUXEON Fusion.
The first implementation of LUXEON Fusion involves modules for downlights, spotlights, troffers, and linear applications—achieving system efficacy and color stability comparable to that of LUXEON LEDs. “We boosted LED utilization by 25 to 100 percent over standard two-LED or three-LED solutions, and achieve consistent light output over the tuning range—something customers value and other color tuning systems struggled to deliver,” said Greg Tashjian, Senior Director of R&D at Lumileds.
A significant advantage to the LUXEON Fusion is more efficient fixture development. For instance, a fixture that is offered with 2700K, 3500K, and 5000K color temperatures, each with specific light engines and SKUs, can now utilize one engine for all the fixtures and CCT (correlated color temperature) can be set later—even after fixture installation. Another use involves high-impact retail environments, where companies select a signature CCT and brand all stores worldwide with one color tone.