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First LED brighter than 50W halogen lamp
Written by Gizmo   
Friday, 09 March 2007 12:11

Osram Opto Semiconductors has revealed the first light emitting diode (LED) to achieve more than 1000 lumen -- brighter than a 50W halogen lamp, claimed the company.

Read the full story at EDN:

“We can achieve this and repeat it. This is not an R&D special. The ‘heroes’ are 10 percent higher,” Volker Haerle, marketing head at Osram, told Electronics Weekly. “And there was no special 25°C thermal set-up. The junction was at a representative temperature.”

LEDs have been used in electronic systems for many years. There is nothing new about the use of LEDs as panel display lights or even in optical fibre communications.

But the use of higher power LEDs as general purpose lighting sources, which have the potential to replace filament bulbs and even fluorescent tubes, has now become one of the most interesting component markets in the industry.

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