Seoul Semiconductor of Ansan, South Korea, announced that its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, using TRI-R technology, were recognized in the 2018 Illumination Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report. The 2018 IES Progress Report was presented on August 10, 2018 at the IES Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, IES reports on critical new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools in its IES Progress Report. An IES committee evaluates each submission on its significance, uniqueness, and innovation to the lighting industry.
Seoul Semiconductor says its SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs are the first LEDs to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. Also, the company says that the SunLike Series lowers the blue light peak common in conventional LEDs. Furthermore, the company contends that the SunLike Series produce light that eases eye strain, enhances the color clarity of objects, and even helps maintain stable human circadian rhythms.
First launched in June 2017, the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs combine Seoul Semiconductor’s latest optical and compound semiconductor technology with Toshiba Materials’ TRI-R® technology to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight.
TRI-R Technology, a registered trademark of Toshiba Material Co., Ltd, for a phosphor converter, enables a white LED light source to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. Toshiba Materials developed TRI-R Technology to provide a light source close to natural sunlight for human well-being.
Study Finds Reduced Eye Discomfort and Improved Sleep Patterns
The Bio-Information Laboratory of Seoul National University Hospital conducted a study on the health effects of the SunLike Series LEDs. According to the results of the study, the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were shown to reduce eye discomfort and improve sleep patterns.
In addition, Seoul Semiconductor notes that the SunLike Series LEDs are the first and so far only 25W single light source in the world to receive RG-1 level Eye Safety Certification from the Korea Testing & Research Institute. This Eye Safety certification is the safety level given to light sources with no photobiological hazards.
Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series LEDs have been adopted by premium lighting brands in Korea, Europe, China, Japan, and the US to provide human-centric lighting for homes, offices, hotels and public facilities.
Seoul Semiconductor Honored with SunLike Series Selection for 2018 IES Progress Report
“It is honor for the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, powered by TRI-R, to be recognized in the 2018 IES Progress Report as one of the significant developments in the art and science of lighting, validating our focus on the development of high performance, value-added LED technology,” said MinSu Son, marketing vice president of Seoul Semiconductor.
“The demand for human-centric lighting continues to rise as experts agree on the importance of quality light for human health,” added Son. “We developed the SunLike Series LEDs to provide lighting designers and engineers with true natural spectrum LEDs that not only minimizes the negative health effects of artificial light but actively enhances the overall lighting experience.”
Other Awards and Accolades for SunLike Series LEDs
Seoul Semiconductor has received other awards and accolades for the SunLike Series LEDs. In May, for example, the SunLike Series LEDs were recognized with a 2018 Edison Award from the lighting industry news site EdisonReport as one of the “Top 10 MUST SEE Products” at the 2018 Lightfair International conference. Also, the SunLike Series LEDs received the Gold Award as a Product of the Year from the German electronics industry magazine, Electronik, in March of this year.