Setting the Mood(TM) in Illumination with ACULED's Superior Brightness, Excellent Color Mixing and Compact Size
Fremont, Calif. - January 25, 2006 - PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies, today announced that Visopia, a Los Angeles-based advanced lighting design company, selected PerkinElmer's high power RGB LED (light emitting diode) design, ACULED(TM) (All Color Ultrabright LED), as part of a high power lighting system for Mazda's Kabura 2006 concept car. Visopia leveraged ACULED's multi chip-on-board (COB) design to create a five-element headlamp, including high beams, low beams, accent light, turn signal and fog lamp, as well as side mirror turn indicator lights in this concept car.
Visopia's ACULED-based design for Mazda's Kabura 2006 concept car was unveiled for the first time at The 2006 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held January 8-22 at the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center in Detroit, Michigan.
"We are extremely pleased that designers such as Visopia are selecting PerkinElmer's LED solutions for their high profile, new automobile introductions," said John Roush, President, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics.
"The decision to use PerkinElmer's ACULED was simple - it was the only product that combined the power, color and size qualities we needed," said Carlo Quinez, lighting designer for Visopia. "Mazda and Visopia created a very innovative and technically challenging lighting concept for the low-beams that not only enhanced the Mazda prototype's versatility and safety, but also made the car exciting to drive and look at."
Ronny Bagdadi, another partner at Visopia continued: "The ACULED allows us to meet the expectations of designers at Mazda and other automotive companies that demand precise white point selection and an infinite palette of color lighting to help create the perfect balance of ambience and functional lighting."
Using PerkinElmer's compact ACULED design, Visopia is now able to meet high levels of brightness, color fidelity and lamp lifetime requirements, all needed to exceed manufacturer expectations in the automotive market. PerkinElmer's ACULED delivers superior specialty lighting, greater predictability, a competitive market-based price point, and reduced size, offering customers a superior alternative to traditional automotive lighting products.
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies. We provide applications-driven, integrated solutions to leading OEMs in Health Sciences and Industrial Science markets. More information about PerkinElmer Optoelectronics recent announcements is available at http://optoelectronics.perkinelmer.com/content/corporate/news/pressreleases.aspx.
Visopia is a lighting design company making products that play with the range of interactions possible between people, products and environments. Our focus is on pleasing the senses and creating a bit of wonder while offering a unique vision of the world. Our products include the award-winning Bubble, the EOS family of floor lamps, and our patent-pending PixCell(TM) technology. For more information, visit www.visopia.com.
About The North American International Auto Show
Entering its 18th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at www.naias.com.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.7 billion in 2004, has 10,000 employees serving customers in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.