LED Engin, Inc. of San Jose, California USA, will demonstrate the first single LED emitter capable of halogen-like dimming at Strategies in Light, Santa Clara, California, 7-9th February. Using a single emitter and a constant current source along with standard 0 -10V dimmers, the color temperature of the light will get warmer as it dims. LED Engin says that the LED emitter changes from 3200K at maximum output to a warm 2400K glow when fully dimmed. This halogen-like dimming is particularly useful in hotels, restaurants and bars, where the technology can deliver the right ambience for levels of brightness.
LED Engin says it will also demonstrate how a combination of total internal reflection (TIR) lenses and compact emitters with directional lighting can double the lux-on-target compared with similarly rated traditional LED sources with reflectors. The emitters are reportedly powerful enough to provide the necessary lumens, but are small enough to be enveloped within a TIR lens that guides virtually all of the radiated light toward the target.