US Patent No. 10,342,091

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE


Patent No. 10,342,091
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Light-emitting Device
Inventorship Kazuaki Kaneko, Sakai (JP)
Makoto Matsuda, Sakai (JP)
Hiroaki Onuma, Sakai (JP)
Assignee SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Sakai, Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,091

1. A light-emitting device comprising:an anode electrode land;
a cathode electrode land;
a light-emitting portion including at least a first light-emitting portion, a second light-emitting portion, and a third light-emitting portion; and
three or more wires that are provided in parallel and are connected to the anode electrode land and the cathode electrode land, wherein
the three or more wires include a first wire, a second wire, and a third wire,
the first light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the first wire,
the second light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the second wire,
the third light-emitting portion includes an LED element connected in series on the third wire,
the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion each emit light having a different color temperature,
each of at least the first wire and the second wire among the three or more wires has a fixed resistor arranged outside the light-emitting portion,
a resistance of the fixed resistor arranged in the first wire is equal to or smaller than a resistance of the fixed resistor arranged in the second wire,
at least the first wire, the second wire, and the third wire among the three or more wires have different forward current-forward voltage characteristics and are respectively connected to the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion, and
a color temperature of light emitted from a whole of the light-emitting portion is able to be adjusted, wherein
the light-emitting device further comprises a substrate,
the substrate comprises a front surface and a back surface facing to the front surface, and
the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, the third light-emitting portion, the fixed resistor connected to the first wire, and the fixed resistor connected to the second wire are arranged on the front surface of the substrate,
wherein the anode electrode land and the cathode electrode land are the only anode electrode land and cathode electrode land, respectively, included in the light emitting device for externally applying current thereto,
total current applied to the light-emitting device is branched into at least the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion arranged in parallel on the circuit in the light-emitting device,
each of at least the first light-emitting portion, the second light-emitting portion, and the third light-emitting portion has a response characteristic in which an amount of current applied to each light-emitting portion, in response to a total amount of current applied to the light-emitting device, varies depending on
the number of the LED elements connected in series in the each light-emitting portion,
whether the fixed resistor is connected to the each light-emitting portion, and
the resistance of the fixed resistor connected to the each light-emitting portion.