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SunLike Natural Spectrum LEDs reveal the true color and depth of artistic works

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series with TRI-R technology are the world’s first natural spectrum LEDs, as they produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight. This is made possible by using a new LED architecture, with a purple emitter in combination with a red, green, and blue (RGB) phosphor mix, unlike conventional white LED that use a blue emitter and yellow phosphor. 

Spectra comparison Sunlike LEDs, sunlight, ordinary LEDs, fluorescent light

This new approach has the effect of accurate rendering of colors, almost as daylight, with the added benefit of increased awareness of contrast and texture.

Sunlike LEDs will make art have the same colors and contrast as under sunlight


The high quality of the SunLike LEDs light spectrum is expressed also by the traditional color rendering index (CRI) and the new Color Fidelity Index. Therefore, SunLike LEDs have CRI 97+ and  Rf 96(TM30 Fidelity Index), values that indicate the high accuracy of reproducing the original color from 99 representative color indexes.

SunLike TM-30 Color Fidelity Score

 

With the unique quality of the light spectrum, SunLike LED fixtures are perfect for lighting art, such as paintings, frescoes, mosaics, sculptures and many other exhibits. We will soon see art in many museums or historic places around the world in a new light.

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Casambi light control with SunLike LEDs for true human-centric lighting

Casambi light control with Seoul Semiconductor SunLike LEDs for true human-centric lighting

SunLike Human Centric lighting via Casambi app

Casambi, a pioneer in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless lighting control, has teamed up with LED technology specialist Seoul Semiconductor to offer lighting designers precise control of LED strips, modules and luminaires that use the new SunLike technology that matches the spectrum of sunlight. For the first time, this development puts true human-centered lighting in the hands of designers.

Users can use Casambi's Bluetooth-based wireless control system and app with products that include SunLike series LEDs to precisely adjust the light level, knowing that the spectrum reflects real sunlight, a key ingredient for Human-centric lighting

Human-centric lighting describes lighting designed to work with the natural rhythms of the human body. It is based on the well-known fact that the human eye recognizes the presence of a certain wavelength of blue light in the spectrum of sunlight and derives the time of day from this. In this way, light helps to regulate our sleep-wake cycles and other physical rhythms and has a significant impact on our mood and well-being.

Human-centered lighting takes advantage of this effect by adjusting its brightness and color temperature during the day to mimic natural light.

With Casambi you can now set the color temperature at specific hours of the dayCasambi allows control of the lights through a timer or a variety of presence/movement sensors and daylight sensors. It can control lights that change colour temperature over a very wide range, and designers have the freedom to configure dimming and create scenes or animations for the application.

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Recommeded CRI index levels for various lighting projects

Recommeded CRI index levels for various lighting projects (residential, commercial, business, medical)

The Color Rendering Index or CRI, for short, is a one number quantification of how good (or bad) an artificial source is at reproducing colors, compared with reference standard illuminant modeled after daylight. The highest number is 100, for daylight and incandescent lamps/halogen lamps, while gas discharge lamps are between 17 and 96, with even a negative value for sodium low pressure (the yellow type used in street lamps).

It was introduced by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) in 1974, because of the wide variation in the ability to reproduce colors with the white light emitted by the many types of gas-lamps then on the market.

Today, with over 40 years of use, the CRI index is firmly rooted in the lighting industry and among professionals. However, it has failed to gain much traction among the public due to the fact that soon after its introduction it became not really relevant when making a purchase decision for lighting.

The reason was that most lamps were built for specific applications that required a minim CRI value so one could not go wrong with the choice of lamp.

From 2000s onward, LED technology changed this. It is the first lighting source that can be used for every application and have the full range of performance and quality level, including the ability to accurately reproduce colors. Therefore, it is imperative you choose the LEDs with the correct CRI level for your application. 

CRI comparison

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Innovative SunLike natural, full spectrum LEDs by Seoul Semiconductor

Innovative SunLike natural, full spectrum LEDs by Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series LEDs are the world’s first natural spectrum LEDs, as they produce light that closely matches the spectrum of natural sunlight.

SunLike LED package design


This achievement comes from using a new LED architecture, with a purple emitter in combination with a red, green, and blue (RGB) phosphor mix, unlike conventional white LED that use a blue emitter and yellow phosphor.  By removing the blue LED light source and replacing it with a purple light LED chip, lighting technology is fundamentally transformed. For the first time it is possible to render colors accurately with very low energy use and positive effects on health. Compared with other LED lights, the new SunLike Series does not have a blue energy peak associated with eye discomfort and poor sleep patterns.

Furthermore, an ordinary LED spectrum is very different to sunlight, whereas SunLike’s spectrum is very similar. Thus, the light sources with SunLike Series LEDs will more accurately show the color of objects, as they would appear in natural sunlight. It's natural light spectra has color rendering of CRI-97 – close to CRI-100 of sunlight, and much higher than the CRI-80 of conventional LEDs.

SunLike LED techology from Seoul Semiconductor and Toshiba

The SunLike packaged LED technology from Seoul is based in part on a Toshiba phosphor technology called TRI-R. By using the TRI-R, the LEDs deliver a uniform and broad spectral power distribution (SPD) that is more like sunlight than are typical phosphor-converted white LEDs.

The applications of this new LED technology, with its diminished blue light peak, similar spectral curve to sunlight, accurate rendering of colors and reduced scattered reflection and glare are many, from Human Centric lighting for our home and office to commercial and art lighting.

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