BURNABY, BC--(Marketwired - October 22, 2013) - Cooledge Lighting Inc., an LED lighting technology company who is currently celebrating both its corporate and product launch, announced today that its flexible LED light sheet technology is being recognized in the 2013 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report. The IES Progress Report will be presented during its annual conference in Huntington Beach, CA on October 28th as well as published in the January 2014 issue of LD+A.
The IES Progress Report annually recognizes the greatest achievements and developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world. Each year, the IES forms a committee of 30 lighting engineers whose mission is to keep in touch with developments in the lighting industry throughout the world and prepare a yearly report of achievements for the Society. Acceptance in the Progress Report is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.
"Cooledge Lighting is extremely proud to be acknowledged by the IES for our flexible LED light sheet technology," said John Campsmith, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "To be selected as a product that advances the art and science of lighting at such an early time in our company's development validates the vision and efforts of the entire Cooledge Lighting team."
About Cooledge Lighting Inc. -- Cooledge is a venture backed start-up focused on delivering high value solid-state lighting solutions to the general illumination market. Founded in 2009, Cooledge launched its product line of a flexible LED light sheets at LIGHTFAIR International 2013 in Philadelphia, PA, April 23-25, 2013.
Cooledge light sheet provides high quality lighting with luminous efficacies exceeding 140 lumens per watt and 100,000 hours lifetime. The light sheet utilizes a highly dense pattern of LEDs on a thin plastic substrate, delivering on the promise of OLEDs with the reliability and performance of LEDs.
Light sheet's unique form factor permits large panels, long lengths and the ability to conform to a wide variety of shapes, eliminating many of the constraints and challenges imposed by existing LED systems. Luminaire designs using the light sheet can be fluid, thin and minimal in design as well as allowing unique material choices. Based on Cooledge Lighting's patented technology, this new medium of light requires no additional heat-sinking or thermal management and inspires a wide range of unique and novel luminaire designs.
Cooledge light sheet comes in various sizes having widths from 1.1" (28mm) to 11" (280mm) and lengths up to 15' (4.6m). These linear sheets are available in nominal one-foot standard lengths and can be custom configured to luminaire manufacturer requirements. Light sheet is fully dimmable with standard commercial dimmers and is a UL recognized class-2 low voltage component, allowing for ease of integration and design. The product is RoHS/REACH compliant and carries a 5-year limited system warranty.
Cooledge, along with its luminaire manufacturer partners, sees the opportunity to redefine the geometry of light as an important next step in the evolution and use of LED lighting technology. Cooledge's unique light sheet technology will change the way lighting is applied to space by blurring the line between lighting equipment and the architectural space.