The POL 230 can uniformly mix light from up to four closely mounted LUXEON Rebel LEDs into a single +/-5 degree (FWHM) beam. The product’s modular design allows maximum packing density and assembly flexibility, enabling easy construction of optic arrays to produce high performance luminaires.

The optic eliminates the need for designers of color-changing or tunable white lighting applications to use separate optics for each LED color or a multichip LED with a single optic. The first option produces poor mixing and adds costs for extra parts and assembly. The second option restricts the designer to multichip LEDs with limited light output and RGB-only color choices.

In contrast, the POL 230 takes full advantage of the high flux and lumen maintenance features of LUXEON Rebel LEDs while also enabling the use of any LED color combination. Designers might prefer RGBW (white) for entertainment luminaires that must produce an infinite number of pastel variations, RGBA (amber) for architectural lighting requiring soft tones, RGGB for applications requiring intense color generation, and other combinations for tunable white lighting.

Future Lighting Solutions collaborated with Polymer Optic on product development, including reviewing proposed designs, providing insight into the market need for color mixing options beyond RGB, and using its knowledge as the exclusive supplier of LUXEON LEDs to help optimize the optic for the LUXEON Rebel series.

“We have seen strong market demand for a color mixing optic in general and an alternative to multichip LEDs in particular, especially in the entertainment and architectural lighting sectors,” said François Mirand, European technical manager of Future Lighting. “With input from our sales and engineering teams, Polymer Optic has delivered the first optic that meets this market need.”

“Our first priority in developing a color mixing optic was to produce a solution for the LUXEON Rebel line because the Rebel’s extremely small form factor makes it possible to optimize the color mixing performance,” said Mike Hanney, technical director of Polymer Optic. “This is a strong addition to our product line and one that will simplify application development for a wide range of color mixing scenarios.”