Friday August 10, 2012 0 commentsBOULDER - With the recent granting of four new patents, Albeo Technologies is advancing its strategy of LED fixture innovation, the company announced.
The new patents protect fundamental innovations in LED chip integration, fixture construction and electronic architecture that significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency, Albeo said.
The company's most recent patent is for a "chip-in-fixture" LED lighting platform, titled "LED chip-based lighting products and methods of building" (U.S. Patent 8,056,659).
The innovation covers the integration of unpackaged light-emitting diode chips directly on the inside surface of the external shell of the fixture to substantially reduce the raw material cost of LED fixtures and dramatically improve performance, the company said.
The CIF design minimizes thermal resistance by eliminating printed circuit boards, heat sinks and the actual LED package.
With the foundational patent, Albeo said it has developed working prototypes for next-generation commercial and industrial LED fixtures and the company expects to begin marketing the fixtures in 2013.
"The chip-in-fixture patent is a fundamental change in the state-of-the-art at the fixture level," said Jeff Bisberg, Albeo co-founder and CEO. "By removing many of the materials and layers currently used in LED fixtures, we are able to both reduce costs and improve efficiency.
"In the very near future, we anticipate this type of fixture design will allow LED fixtures to surpass fluorescent lighting in value, performance and even upfront cost," he said.
For more information, visit www.albeotech.com.