General Lighting Applications
LEDs: The Eco-Friendly Lighting Solution
Light emitting diodes (LED) hold great promise for the general lighting market. LED-based lights have long operational lifespans and are energy efficient. LEDs are far superior to incandescent lights and have a luminous efficiency which rivals that of fluorescent lights. Unlike fluorescents, LED-based lights contain no mercury and have no special disposal requirements making them an eco-friendly solution as well.
In spite of their many advantages, the high cost of LED-based lights has translated into only small inroads in the general lighting market. Rambus' lighting solutions address this issue by using its patented innovations to dramatically reduce the bill-of-materials cost of LED-based lighting. These solutions make possible affordable LED lighting products for broad adoption across the general lighting market.
LED Edge-lit Optical Design
Edge lighting employs LEDs in a highly efficient manner that enables ultra-thin form factors and great flexibility in the size and shape of lighting products. Thanks to Rambus' patented innovations and optical design know-how, LED edge-lit lighting fixtures can be illuminated with superior brightness and control while reducing the total number of LEDs. Further, the ability to place all of the LEDs along as few as one side of the light fixture greatly simplifies thermal management and provides greater flexibility in lighting system implementations.
LED edge-lit technology can enable a broad range of residential and commercial lighting fixtures. Examples include under-counter, retail display, office overhead lighting, and recessed soffit lighting. In addition, edge-lit fixtures can be flexible and implemented in a variety of sizes and shapes. This gives architects and designers freedom from the constraints of legacy form factors of bulb and tube-based lighting. This allows a reimagining of lighting solutions where lighting can be integrated into virtually any object to create beautiful living and work environments.
A Bright Future for LED Lighting
The benefits of LED technology combined with emerging government mandates to eliminate incandescent light bulbs and to limit the use of mercury will ultimately make LEDs the preferred light source for commercial and residential applications. Rambus' innovations and solutions, by dramatically reducing bill-of-material costs and making the most effective use of LEDs, can greatly accelerate the broad market adoption of LED-based general lighting solutions.
Learn more about how Rambus innovations and solutions can enable a new generation of aesthetically superior LED-based lighting products.