Lighting apparatus and methods employing LED light sources are described. The LED light sources are integrated with other components in the form of a luminaire or other general purpose lighting structure. Some of the lighting structures are formed as Parabolic Aluminum Reflector (PAR) luminaires, allowing them to be inserted into conventional sockets. The lighting structures display beneficial operating characteristics, such as efficient operation, high thermal dissipation, high output, and good color mixing.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST
This invention was made with governmental support under grant number DE-DE-FC26-06NT42932 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.