Goldeneye Allowed LED Lighting Color Conversion Patent

Goldeneye, Inc., creator of light recycling technology and the world’s brightest LED light sources, today announced the allowance by the U.S. Patent Office for its patent of a new color conversion method for LEDs utilizing a solid luminescent element. This “wavelength conversion chip” can be used with Goldeneye’s recycling light cavity or attached directly to any LED. The patent covers both methods of manufacture and a wide range of applications in solid-state lighting. The technology described in the patent enables Goldeneye’s next generation of LED light products to produce white, yellow, green, red and a spectrum of visible colors from blue or ultraviolet LEDs.

"This technology will enable significant improvements in efficiency and color rendering as well as greatly simplifying binning requirements”, says Scott Zimmerman, Vice President of Technology for Goldeneye. “It also delivers life and thermal performance that powdered phosphor approaches simply cannot match.”

This patent will add to Goldeneye's already strong IP portfolio, enhancing the company’s ability to manufacture and license technology in virtually all solid-state lighting applications. It encompasses ceramic processing techniques such as tape casting and sintering to form thin luminescent sheets for volume production.

In Goldeneye’s basic technology, multiple LEDs are combined in a “light-recycling cavity” to enhance their individual brightness output. By incorporating the conversion chip in this arrangement, the individual LEDs can operate at lower drive levels with improved optical efficiency, unlike other high brightness approaches that rely on overdrive conditions. The result is a light source with a longer lifetime, greater wavelength stability and superb color uniformity.

“Our early work in the area of very high intensity LED sources forced us several years ago to develop a new type of wavelength conversion technology compatible with these high flux levels”, says Zimmerman. “The conversion chip will enable all of Goldeneye’s high brightness LED light products to operate at greater efficiency than in other conversion schemes”.

About Goldeneye

Goldeneye, Inc. is a technology foundry and light product manufacturer focused on optical solutions to the solid-state lighting market. The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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