Colour LEDs add dynamic impact in far-ranging applications.

Both monochromatic and phosphor-converted colour LEDs are tracking near white LED performance, and colour adds impact to applications spanning facade lighting to automotive safety.

While phosphor-converted white LEDs are the new darlings of the general lighting world, colour LEDs are serving in applications ranging from general lighting and automotive use to signage and projection. But listing those applications isn't sufficient to explain the scope of usage of both monochromatic and phosphor-converted LEDs that might find scores of different homes just in the modern car, even in surprising places such as a head-up display (HUD) like the one depicted in image below.

Colour adds a dynamic layer to most any conveyance of information, making communications more effective. The solid-state lighting (SSL) application set has kept a short list of LED manufacturers pushing colour LED performance on a parallel track with white LED performance.

As you might expect, the demands of product developers for color LEDs track the needs in general lighting. Manufacturers are striving to deliver more output from smaller sources, increase energy efficiency, offer beam control options for varying applications, and simplify the mechanical structure of end products.

Let's dig deeper into applications for colour LEDs and the special requirements for some of the applications. And we'll discuss some available products that are designed for specific applications. Indeed, we will cover both single-emitter packaged LEDs and products that integrate multiple emitters.

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