Written by Jonny Williamson
The change to LED (Light Emitting Diodes) bulbs is becoming increasingly common, with many making the decision to replace their existing incandescent bulbs with the more energy efficient, longer lasting alternative. They have become so common that no-one really pays any attention to them anymore, observing them at best from a distance. For example, not many people know that the LEDs inside the majority of most LED bulbs aren’t actually white, but blue, a colour which has to be chemically adjusted to appear white.
This is change from blue to white is commonly achieved by filtering the light through the use of a luminescent material, commonly phosphor; however this can leave the bulbs looking an unpleasant yellow colour when not switched on.
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Now Intematix have created the ChromaLit Contour capable of emitting high-quality, energy efficient light, the bulb can reduce LED costs by 25 percent when compared with conventional LED light bulb designs, while at the same time removing the undesired yellow hue. The overall shape of the Contour bulb promotes optimum internal and external convection airflow able to reduce the operating temperature of the LEDs. This improved design and lowered temperature reduces energy consumption by up to 30 percent, potentially amounting to substantionally lowered energy costs.
This video offers a simple explanation and demonstration of Intematix's patented, innovative design:
Senior Director of Marketing at Intematix, Julian Carey, commented:
“ChromaLit Contour’s remote phosphor architecture makes available in production for the first time a high performance 100-watt replacement light bulb just as incandescent products are phased out from store shelves.”
“With ChromaLit remote phosphor we offer our customers time-to-market advantage and lower production costs for LED light bulbs, while enabling high quality light within the constraints of light bulb sizes.”
With headquarters in California, USA, and operations in regions around the globe, the company’s patented bulb is part of its award-winning ChromaLit range of remote phosphor products which keeps the phosphor and bulb separate, rather than the previous practice of directly coating the LEDS with the phosphor.