Broadband Ir Emitter Seeks Hyperspectral Imaging Chores

Lumileds’ LUXEON IR ONYX LED, described as a broadband infrared (Ir) emitter, targets spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging applications. The component features a continuous broadband infrared (IR) emission from 650 nm to 1,100 nm. Reportedly, the IR spectrum consists of a broad, flat emission without any peaks, enabling ease of calibration. The LED comes in an industry standard 2720 package and footprint for easy integration in existing designs.


As per the company, broadband infrared emission is enabled by proprietary phosphor materials developed and manufactured at the Lumileds Phosphor Development Center, allowing it to achieve unprecedented performance up to two times what is currently available in the market. The component opens new possibilities for miniaturization of spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging applications in, for example, hand-held devices for mobile, industrial and medical applications. Due to the low level of heat generated in comparison to traditional IR light sources like incandescent halogen technology, LUXEON IR ONYX is suited for applications that are sensitive to heat, such as those found in the fruit and vegetable industry.

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LUXEON IR ONYX LEDs are available for sampling. For more information, take a look at the LUXEON IR ONYX LED datasheet.

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