Lumixo is an innovation and technological revolution that brings a resolutely innovative evolution in light sources for professional and industrial use.
This product, a plasma lamp, was developed with the support of the Cett of the HEIG-VD in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland). Presented at the International Exhibition of Inventions, 3 distinctions (WIPO / CDE / Gold Medal) noted the great interest of this new light source, which can replace HMI and halogen bulbs. This plasma system is a power element (1000W) which has a lifetime of 40'000h, which corresponds to 12 hours per day for 10 years. It is a new bulb that imitates the solar spectrum. But it is not yet the lamp of our apartments...
The first prototypes are currently being tested and the industrialization phase will begin in 2012 in Aubonne, in partnership with Solaronix.
The interest of the media, professional circles and scientists of light sources is great (theatres, gymnasiums, concert halls, ...) The success seems to be acquired for this revolutionary lamp and the development keeps the established planning as well as the objectives.
The company's objective is to reduce electricity consumption and to reduce the release of heavy metals, mainly mercury, into the environment.
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How does this new generation light bulb work?
Microwaves are sent continuously. Thanks to this energy, chemical compounds vibrate and break up. "The molecules are brought to the plasma state," explains Laurent Calame. The separated atoms walk around and recombine where the bulb is colder. That's when the light is emitted. A Faraday cage - the grid around the bulb - confines these microwaves.
It's simple, isn't it?!