Delivering 15,000 lm, the Gen 2 Luxeon COB 1216 offers 40% better performance than prior components in the same 28×28-mm footprint. Delivering 15,000 lm, the Gen 2 Luxeon COB 1216 offers 40% better performance than prior components in the same 28×28-mm footprint. Lumileds has announced the Gen 2 Luxeon COB 1216 LED that delivers 15,000 lm and is available over the range of 2200K to 5700K CCT. The chip-on-board (COB) LED is targeted at applications such as street and area lights and indoor high-bay luminaires with such solid-state lighting (SSL) products being capable of replacing 100W to 150W HID lights. The new 1216 COB LED is an addition to the Gen 2 Luxeon COB Core range, and as the model name implies, the products are the company’s second generation of COB LEDs. Back in the summer, Lumileds announced the first group of Gen 2 LEDs covering light-emitting surface (LES) diameters from 9 to 19 mm. The 1216 COB LED features a 23-mm LES and is packaged in a 28×28-mm footprint. The LED delivers an even greater performance increase of 40% than did the smaller Gen 2 LEDs. Such COB LEDs are increasingly popular because the single electrical, optical, mechanical, and thermal inte...