The title of the project in question is "Rapid curing of silicon-based colour conversion materials". Conversion material in droplet form is applied to a blue emitting LED so that the light source produces white light in different light colours. The thermally curing silicons are typically placed in convection ovens with a curing time of two hours. The new process at Tridonic operates with medium-wave infrared light sources and cross-links the silicon in only one minute. The energy used is now only 40 % of what was previously needed. The new technology also results in improved quality because the cross-linking ensures that the silicon deforms uniformly. There is then much less dispersion in the light beam and the light can be better directed.
This innovation is used predominantly in general illumination applications in Spot Light Engines (SLE). These LED products are used in offices, hotels, hospitals, shops and exhibitions.
This is the third time that Tridonic Jennersdorf has been presented with a Burgenland Innovation Award. The company impressed the jury in 2012 with the "Nano Suns from Burgenland" project and was the overall winner back in 2004.
Peter Nemeth, LH-Stv. Franz Steindl, Josef Spindler, Steffen Riemer, LH Hans Niessl, Günter Perner, Franz Kast