"THE COMPLETE PACKAGE HAS TO BE RIGHT"
By now, LED technology has established itself in all applications. But which important details should still be considered and which new trends are influencing the lighting sector?
Dietmar Zembrot, Member of the TRILUX Executive Board/Technology and Dirk Pietz, Head of Product Management, take a position.
The LED – one of the most efficient light sources
With major potential for saving energy
With a service life of approximately 50,000 operating hours – and often significantly more with outdoor luminaires – the LED is far superior to most other light sources. This corresponds to 5.7 years of continuous operation or over 2,083 days, 24 hours per day. The service life of an LED is influenced for example by temperature, electric current and voltage, humidity, chemicals, radiation and mechanical forces.
The sensitivity of an LED to mechanical factors is however relatively low compared to other lamps due to a lack of movable or breakable parts and its compact construction size.
The development of TRILUX LED
The systematic expansion of expertise and knowledge transfer, especially within the framework of the development of new technologies such as LED, is very important. This is why TRILUX is strongly involved in the networking of basis and application researchers, public institutes and standardisation boards. Cooperative projects in the LED sector are currently taking place with 3M, the Fraunhofer Institutes, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Ilmenau Technical University, with OSRAM in the sector of OLED, and also with our subsidiary BAG in the area of light control. These projects are dedicated to future-oriented themes such as the research and develop ment of sustainable work and office concepts, a survey on dynamic light for office workstations of the future and interactive systems for lighting control.
TRILUX has been a member of Zhaga, a global board made up of various lighting companies, since February 2010. In view of the rapid and continuous development of LED technology, Zhaga draws up specifications that ensure the interchangeability of LED modules from various manufacturers. Zhaga concentrates on the mechanical, photometric, thermal and electrical compatibility of LED modules, systems and control gears.
Illumination with LED
A perfect luminaire by itself is not enough because for the right light everything has to be perfect: an optimal, balanced presentation of light. Whether for single rooms, a complete building complex or in outdoor areas, our individual consultation and planning aids are your key to complete lighting solutions that save energy and therefore costs as well. We are more than just a supplier. We are a competent partner for all of your questions concerning the many aspects of light.
Long-term thinking and acting has always been a fundamental component of our activities. Our aim is to offer sustainable and energy saving products and to produce these with a responsible handling of resources such as raw materials and energy. Thanks to LED technology our products have reached dimensions in terms of economy, environmental compatibility and energy efficiency that seemed impossible a few years ago.