Launched in an exclusive press conference, to which Connessioni’s staff has been invited, SunLike, the LED that promises to revolutionize the future of diode lighting, can finally strive to achieve a color temperature similar to that of sunlight. Let’s see all the details
Last 26th of June, at the Sheraton Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, Seoul Semiconductor’s Chief Executive Officer Chung H. Lee and his team, along with Toshiba Materials’ Chief Marketing Executive Katsuhiro Shinosawa, have presented SunLike, a a lighting solution powered by TRI-R LED technology.
The two, visibly excited, have suggested the possible applications of this new technology in front of an international parterre of journalists arrived for the event, testing it on samples like textiles or objects. The potential fields of employment are truly various, from touch devices to domestic environments, hospital facilities and nanotechnologies. Indeed, TRI-R LED is one of the most ambitious projects of the South Korean-based firm, the fourth-largest LED manufacturing company globally. It incorporates the research conducted on “purple” LEDs and a patented light diffusion system based on phosphor, that helps to reproduce the spectrum of natural light. Indeed, the aim is to recreate the sunlight both in terms of spectrum and colors, avoiding the “blue peak” effect of traditional LEDs.
The final purpose is not only to obtain a more realistic light quality, in terms of texture, colors and low-level scattering, but even to improve the user’s lifestyle. As recent psychological studied have proved, the constant exposure to the “innatural” light of normal LED screens can cause insomnia and consequent psyco-physical disequilibrium, that could affect our daily life. The problem, as precised by Carlo Romiti, general manager of Seoul Semiconductor South Europe, is particularly felt in the Nordic countries, where the short exposition for a long time of the year to the sunlight considerably affects people’s health
It is difficult to say if we are really facing the future of lighting, or if SunLike will be just a high-profile technology for luxury environments. Nonetheless, and matter-of-factly, TRI-R LED technology doubtlessly benefits from a very large potential target, including businesses, private home, museums, fashion houses, libraries, but even parks and public spaces. This is expecially true in interior design, even for commercial or safety reasons, but we can imagine that it will be important as well for LED Lighted LCD.
Although the price doesn’t seem to be really competitive, yet, (though it will decrease with the spread of that technology), the bet is set to be won: according to Carlo Romiti the goal is to convince customers that the quality and longevity of a technology count more than its cost. Judging from the “buzz” of the journalists invited, Lee & Co.’s enthusiasm, in this sense, seems to be totally justified.
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