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LG Innotek LEDs lght up FIFA U-20 game in Suwon

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 8, 2017 - 15:27
  • Updated : Jun 8, 2017 - 17:47
LG Innotek said Thursday the company’s 10-watt high-power light-emitting diode package was used for the main lights of the Suwon Word Cup Stadium, where the finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 will be held Sunday.

The high-power LED package emits bright light with power consumption of 1 watt or more, providing optimal lighting that will allow players, spectators and TV viewers to focus on the match, the company said. Its color temperature is 5,000 Kelvin and it is used for sports stadiums, roads and factories. 
Samples of high-power light-emitting diodes used for the main lights of Suwon World Cup Stadium are displayed. (LG Innotek)

LG Innotek developed the high-power LED package with high reliability using its unique high-power vertical chip technology, which enables superior color reproduction of 90 or more in terms of color rendering index, optimal color temperature and high lighting efficiency.

The LED package requires about 40 percent less power than metal-halide lighting, according to the firm. At Suwon World Cup Stadium, instead of 2-kilowatt metal-halide lighting, 1.2-kilowatt LED lighting will be used to provide a brightness of 2,200 lux, a higher level required by world soccer’s governing body.

The company plans to expand its LED lineup with those for entertainment stages in the future. It also plans to release multicolor products such as a super high-power LED package with 15 watts or 30 watts products.

By Song Su-hyun (song@heraldcorp.com)