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BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#GermanInnovationAward2019lt;/agt;–Seoul
Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
(KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator
of LED products and technology, announced that its SunLike Series
natural spectrum LEDs have been awarded the German Innovation Award 2019
in the category “Lighting Solution”. Presented by the German Design
Council, the award recognized products and solutions from different
industries that offer additional benefits and added value compared to
previous solution.

Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs are the
world’s first LEDs to produce light that closely matches the spectrum of
natural sunlight, delivering human-centric lighting by reaching lower
blue light peak similar to sunlight spectral curve possible to reduce
scattered reflection and glare. The light sources with SunLike Series
LEDs more accurately show the color of objects as they would appear in
natural sunlight. It is optimized to natural light spectra and color
rendering of CRI-97 – close to CRI-100 of sunlight, and higher than the
CRI-80 of conventional LEDs.

SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs were co-developed through the
combination of Seoul Semiconductor’s optical semiconductor technology
and Toshiba Materials’ TRI-R technology. TRI-R technology, supported by
Toshiba Materials, defines its original concept as “the light closest to
the sun for human wellbeing.” TRI-R technology enables the spectrum of
natural sunlight to be reproduced by a white LED light source
technology. TRI-R is a registered trademark of Toshiba Material Co., Ltd.

SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have beneficial effects on human
health and well-being according to a recent study conducted by Dr.
Octavio L. Perez, adjunct researcher in Integrative Lighting at Mount
Sinai Hospital in NYC, NY, USA on the non-visual melanopic stimulus of
LED sources. The study showed that SunLike Series LEDs provide up to 21%
more melanopic stimulus than conventional LEDs at 4000K, and the same
melanopic stimulus as daylight at 6500K. It has also achieved the
highest level of eye safety certification from the International
Commission on Illumination as an RG-1 level light source with no
photo-biological risks.

“We are proud that our SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs have been
named as a winner of German Innovation Award 2019. This recognition
confirms that light sources with SunLike Series LEDs certainly bring
differentiated value compared to conventional LEDs to lighting
industry,” said Carlo Romiti, Europe sales vice president of Seoul
Semiconductor. “We will expand global sales market for customers and
consumers to experience our human centric lighting solutions to have
beneficial effects on visual comfort, daytime alertness, mood, and sleep

To learn more about the SunLike Series natural spectrum LEDs, please

About German Innovation Award

Established by the German Bundestag and with a foundation endowed by
members of German industry, the German Design Council works to promote
the competitiveness of companies. Since 1953 the competitions organized
by the German Design Council honor achievements in design, branding and
innovation on an international level. Design, brand and innovation.

About Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes LEDs for automotive,
general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As
the second-largest LED manufacturer globally excluding the captive
market, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 14,000 patents, offers a
wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products
such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a
next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for
circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which
provides market leading color uniformity and cost savings at the fixture
level, providing high lumen density and design flexibility; NanoDriver
Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED drivers; Acrich, the world’s
first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, including
all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit
fabrication, and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate
technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional
LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more
than 90% NTSC. For more information, please visit


Seoul Semiconductor Inc.
Jeonghee Kim
Email: [email protected]