Red-emitting α-SrO·3B2O3:Sm2+ phosphor: an innovative application for increasing color quality and luminous flux of remote phosphor white LEDs


Quang Minh T.H., Khanh Nhan N.H., Quoc Anh N.D., Lee H.-Y.

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Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an

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By adding red-emitting α-SrO·3B2O3:Sm2+ phosphor and SiO2 co-doping particles to yellow-emitting YAG:Ce phosphor compound, a novel method for improving lighting performance of white LEDs with remote phosphor structure, which have an average correlated color temperature (CCT) of 5600–8500 K, is proposed and demonstrated. By varying α-SrO·3B2O3:Sm2+ concentration from 2 to 30% and maintaining 5% SiO 2, the obtained results indicated that color rendering index (CRI), color quality scale (CQS), and luminous flux can be increased significantly. Moreover, the Mie-scattering theory is employed to verify the scattering properties, which have an effect on the enhancement of color quality and luminous flux. The results prove a prospective practical solution for manufacturing remote phosphor white LED (RP-WLED) having higher color quality and luminous flux.