Remote phosphor is a lighting system technology that uses a phosphor component separated from the blue LED energy source. The independent phosphor emits light when excited by blue light. When the phosphor has been separated from the energy source it results in better lighting uniformity and consistency. Intematix selected SABIC’s LEXAN LUX transparent, diffusion and reflective grades for their ChromaLit Linear remote phosphor offering for their superior efficiency and flexible processing capabilities. In addition, the LEXAN LUX base material provides a UL94 flame rating of V0.
Linear light sources are in widespread use for illuminating commercial and industrial applications worldwide. Office lighting and other commercial applications have been challenging for white LEDs because of the need to diffuse the point sources, reducing system efficacy. The ChromaLit Linear product delivers naturally uniform, high-quality light with conversion efficacy of up to 215 lumens per radiant watt or up to 163 lumens per system watt when used with the most efficient blue LEDs available.
Following Intematix’s successful commercialization of the ChromaLit Linear, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business and Intematix will continue to collaborate on new technology developments to help enable lighting OEMs to take advantage of expanded remote phosphor solutions for solid-state lighting (SSL). The continued collaboration will allow Intematix and SABIC to further combine their complementary expertise driving the development of new applications, technologies and materials which can hasten and optimize the commercialization of new LED products, platforms and lighting applications.