LimeLite incorporates the highest quality thin film luminescent Light Emitting Capacitors (LECs) with innovative “smart” driver technologies.  The combination of these two components creates a highly visible and ultra energy efficient light source with a long lifetime.

Why LEC?

There are several reasons why LECs are preferable to LED based technologies, especially for safety lighting applications:

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Energy Efficiency

Since LECs use electric fields in a capacitor structure to light up an entire area instead of discrete points of light, less energy is required to produce the requisite amount of light for a properly functioning safety lighting product

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Visibility

Because the entire surface area of the lamp is emitting light, LECs are a much more uniform and visible light source

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Lifetime & Reliability

Since LECs push less current through the light emitting material and do not need to be run at high wattage, the lifetime of code compliance for safety lighting applications is longer than LED based products. LECs can operate at higher temperatures than competing thin film LED technologies (such as OLED)

LEC or LED?
Luminescence occurs when photons (i.e. light) are emitted from a material through excited electrons that are induced by an electrical current or field.

In fact, both LEDs and LECs fall under the category of luminescence. However, there is a significant difference between the two technologies:  ¹LEDs emit light using a direct electrical current through a diode structure which allows current to pass only in one direction, ²while LECs emit light using an alternating electric field through a capacitor structure which allows for small amounts of leakage current to pass through in two directions. Since power consumption is directly related to how much electrical current is consumed, diode based LEDs use much more energy than capacity LECs.