The LumiCoR project is devoted to the research and development of remote phosphor solutions for white LEDs. In short, we try to make LED lighting cheaper, brighter and more efficient.
In conventional white LEDs the converting phosphor layer is applied directly on top of the LED chip. In contrast, in remote phosphor based LEDs a relatively large area which contains the phosphor material is physically separated from the pumping LED. This has several advantages: the operating temperature at the level of the phosphor is much lower, and the colour homogeneity of the light can be greatly improved.
The project is a collaboration between five different research partners from both the academic and private sector. Several companies have shown their interest and support by joining the Industrial User Group. The funding is largely provided by the agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT). The program will run from November 1, 2013 until October 31, 2017.