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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2519–2529

Optimal spectra of the phosphor-coated white LEDs with excellent color rendering property and high luminous efficacy of radiation

Guoxing He and Huafeng Yan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2519-2529 (2011)

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A model for spectra of the phosphor-coated white LED (p-W LED) with a blue chip, a red chip, and green and yellow phosphors is presented. The optimal spectra of p-W LEDs with correlated color temperatures (CCTs) of 2700–6500 K have been obtained with a nonlinear program for maximizing luminous efficacy of radiation (LER) under conditions of both color-rendering indices (CRIs) and special CRIs of R9 strong red above 98. The simulation results show that p-W LEDs with one InGaN blue (450 nm) chip, one AlGaInP red (634 nm) chip, and green (507 nm) and yellow (580 nm) silicate phosphors can realize white lights with CRIs of about 98 and special CRIs of R9 for strong red above 98. The average of the special CRIs R9 to R12 for the four saturated colors (red, yellow, green, and blue) is above 95. R13 for the skin of women’s faces at about 100, as well as LERs above 296 lm/W at CCTs of 2700–6500 K. LERs of excellent CRI p-W LEDs with one InGaN blue chip, one AlGaInP red chip, and green and yellow silicate phosphors increased by 19–49% when compared with that of excellent CRI p-W LEDs with one InGaN blue chip and green and yellow silicate phosphors, as well as red nitride phosphor.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2011
Published: January 26, 2011

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Guoxing He and Huafeng Yan, "Optimal spectra of the phosphor-coated white LEDs with excellent color rendering property and high luminous efficacy of radiation," Opt. Express 19, 2519-2529 (2011)

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