Seoul Semiconductor of Korea has launched its new LED product, the P4, which emits 240lm at 1A of light and features what the company claims is the industry's highest luminous efficacy (100lm/W@350mA at the maximum) with only a single die, making it a brighter light source compared to conventional 70lm/W fluorescent and 15lm/W incandescent lighting options.

Claimed to be the world's brightest LED, P4 provides 240 lumens of light in only a single die, making it a brighter alternative to fluorescent and incandescent lighting options.

The company's patented phosphor and packaging technologies give P4 the highest luminous flux and the superior reliability characteristics needed to meet customer thermal management requirements. It is designed for operation in a wide variety of lighting applications and industries including automotive, torches, LCD TV monitor back lights, projectors, home appliances, traffic signals, mobile phone flashes, street lights, decorative and architectural lightings, and general illumination.

The company provides customers with the two different types of P4 products, one with 80lm@350mA (typ) and the other with 100lm@350mA (typ), to be applied in various ways by different applications.

SSC is planning to improve P4's luminous efficacy up to 135lm/W by 2007 and 145lm/W by the first quarter of 2008.