“The Helieon Sustainable Light Module combines solid state lighting technology from Bridgelux with interconnect technology from Molex, delivering to interior and exterior luminair manufacturers effortless installation, interchangeability and upgradeability,” claimed Molex.
Aimed at luminair manufacturers, it is a separable source and socket system, allowing different LEDs to be plugged into a standard socket.
Initial product offerings include 3,000K warm white or 4,100K neutral white LEDs; from 500 to 1,500 lm; in narrow, medium or wide flood beams.
The sources are arrays of die.
“The arrays deliver performance comparable to or greater than 40 to 75W incandescent bulbs without pixilation,” said Molex.
Price is under $20 per unit for standard lumen output versions in quantities over 20,000 units and, used for 12 hours per day, lifetime is claimed to be 10years.
This is not the first attempt to make LEDs handle more like traditional light sources for Luminair manufacturers.
Two years ago, German lighting company BJB announced a pluggable LED lighting based around standard ‘star’ boards with LEDs from companies including Osram, Lumileds and Seoul.
The UK’s Carclo produces optics for the BJB system.