The Danish Government has awarded Martin Professional A/S a grant of $3 million to develop new LED technologies for LED-based fixtures. The goal is to create substitutes for existing lighting which is considered inefficient. The hope of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (the group within the Danish Government offering the grant) is that Martin Professionals will improve the optical systems, output, color mixing, controls, heat management and energy use of traditional lighting systems through the use of LED technology.
“We will continue to see a reduction in the use of discharge and incandescent lamps as LED technology gives us many environmental advantages,” said Finn Jäger-Rasmussen, Head of R&D at Martin Professional. “The grant will allow us to produce optimal LED solutions for use in our applications while also funding basic research in LED. Our goal is to develop a highly efficient product with full color mixing in which the loss of energy is as small as possible.”
LED technology has proven to be more energy efficient and produce superior light to traditional light sources. Improving upon heat management and color mixing will greatly improve the overall usability and adaptability of this superior light source.