Citizen have released generation 6 from their successful series of Citizen COB LEDs. In this post I’ll go briefly through, what is new and what advantages these COBs have compared to previous generations.
There are five main points at generation 6 from Citizen:
1. Performance increase
Performance will up to 7% depending on CRI of LEDs. There will be also slight decrease on forward voltage, which increases lm/W efficacy on LEDs.
2. MacAdam 2-step option
MacAdam 2-step binning will be an option in new generation. Although we have had very tight 3-step binning already, there is now option to order also 2-step versions of COBs. So if you desire to have 2-step SDCM COBs in your products, we have now solution for that.
3.Thermal resistance decrease
Thermal resistance is further decreased from generation 5. Decrease from generation 5 is 5% and from generation 4 even 38,5%. This allows you to minimize your need for heat dissipation. Another option is that you can create new, bigger lumen categories with your existing products.
4. Increase of maximum Tc
Maximum Tc-temperature has been set to 120 degC. Allowable Tc-temperature will rise from 105 degC to 120 degC. This will help you to maximize light output from your design, so you can use smaller heat sinks to get more light.
5. Increase of maximum Tj
You will be allowed to have higher Tj-temperature than in previous generations, so maximum Tj-temperature will be now 150 degC. This will give you wider LED driving options especially with bigger COB packages.
Citizen COB LEDs continue to increase their performance and offer amazing coverage for lumen packages. Packages range from under 100 lumens up to 60 000 lumens from single light source. If you haven’t yet tried Citizen COB LEDs, now it is good time to learn why Citizen has been top player in the industry for so long time.
You can download the whole catalogue, datasheets and simulator tool for Generation 6 COBs from our website.