Company News • 02.10.2012
FuturoLighting brings new Catherina2 LED fixtures
Integrating state-of-the-art Osram LED technology
With its Catherina square ceiling fixture, the LED lighting solutions specialist FuturoLighting is presenting a new solution for widespread use in interior lighting – be it in architectural, retail or residential lighting applications. The energy-efficient luminaire is optionally available with motion sensor and emergency module and has a long operational lifetime. Duris E 5 LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors, a mid-power LEDs which were specially developed for applications requiring high-output, homogenous planar light – will be installed in the luminaire.
A smart sensor module detects movement and distinguishes between day and night. This functionality was developed for hotel corridors and rooms where light activation is only required when customers are present in order to decrease facility power consumption. Based on customer requirements, Catherina2 can be equipped with new emergency module based on Li-ion battery technology, this module is currently under development.
Thanks to advanced Osram LED technology, Catherina2 offers high efficiency with minimal power requirements, a life expectancy of over 50,000 hours and requires no maintenance other than normal dusting/cleaning during the whole product life. “We are proud to include Osram LED technology in our products, with their high quality, reliability and excellent support,” says Valentin Kulikov, CEO at FuturoLighting.
LED for planar lighting
The Duris E 5 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the perfect LED for a particularly homogenous distribution of light in panel lights. With a color temperature of 4,000 Kelvin and a color-rendering index of 85, the LEDs generate a light color which is similar to daylight – an aspect which is particularly important in office and retail lighting – the areas of application of the Catherina2. The Duris E 5 are among the most efficient LEDs on the market in their performance class (mid-power), achieving 110 lm/W (at 4,000 K and 120 mA). Since their product launch in October 2011, their output has already been increased by 25 percent. They are now also achieving very good lumen maintenance figures in accordance with the IESNA LM-80-08 standard. These results are an important factor in the Energy Star certification of LED lamps and luminaires in the USA and also are increasingly being demanded worldwide as a standardized test method for lumen maintenance.
Andreas Vogler, Product Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors said: "Duris E 5 is the ideal LED component for high-output, homogenous planar light applications such as in Caterina2. The excellent price/performance ratio of this LED is prompting more and more manufacturers to convert their product designs to LED technology from Osram Opto Semiconductors."
For all areas
Catherina2 has dimensions of 300 x 300 x 55 mm, power consumption of around 25 VA and gives out around 1,600 lm in near Lambertian light distribution. Suitable applications include power-saving corridor illumination (hotels, museums, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, malls, etc.), residential illumination, retail illumination, architectural lighting, and many others.