Nothing stays the same in the world of LEDs. Applelec is pleased to announce the next generation of LED Light Sheet has arrived with the launch of the 20% brighter Series 2 panels.
Achieving a magnificent brightness increase of 20% for both standard and high brightness panels, LED Light Sheet has been dramatically improved. Furthermore, due to advances in LED technology, Series 2 LED Light Sheet achieves this brightness increase without compromising the energy efficiency of the panels. Indeed, testing on 300mm square, cool white panels showed a minute increase of just 0.12W in both the standard and high brightness units in comparison to their Series 1 counterparts.
Ian Drinkwater, Applelec’s managing director explains: ‘We have taken steps to deliver notable improvements to our LED Light Sheet – achieving a whopping 20% increase to brightness without any increase to energy consumption. Better still, this advanced panel will be available with absolutely no price increase and, of course, all panels are created with pride in our Yorkshire factories and supplied with a 3 year warranty.’
A flat sheet of brilliant light, LED Light Sheet is a bespoke light source manufactured by Applelec and originally developed to streamline signage and display systems. Using patented 3D V-cutting technology, a clear, 8mm thick sheet of acrylic is etched with a uniform matrix and cut to a specified shape and size. Thermally managed LEDs are then securely embedded into the sheet in a second patented technique which ensures the unit is robustly constructed and runs cool to the touch. The etched matrix acts as a vehicle to transport light from the LEDs across the surface of the panel to deliver bright, even illumination.
In addition to the impressive brightness increase, Series 2 LED Strips feature a wider chip platform which reduces the dark areas to the side of each illuminated chip. This new design feature further enhances the performance of Series 2 LED Light Sheet.
The next generation panels are now being used in all Applelec’s LED Light Sheet fabricated signage including projecting, totem and fascia signs. In fascia signage, LED Light Sheet eliminates the need for a built-up metal back tray, which would normally house fluorescent tubes, to reduce both material cost and tray bulkiness. Mounted directly behind an acrylic backing-sheet, then fixed to the wall with top and bottom aluminium angle fixing rails, LED Light Sheet reduces tray depth from 100mm to 30mm.
Manufactured in purpose-built antistatic rooms, with each LED Light Sheet unit created to customer specification, Series 2 panels provide a direct upgrade to the outgoing panels.