Lighting for Harsh Environments

Custom Project for Harsh Environments

Overcoming Unique Challenges

Lighting for Harsh EnvironmentsLED lighting for harsh environments introduces some unique challenges – robust components, optimized thermals, and a lot of experience are required. In the case of food processing plants, this is almost certainly the case. In 2015, with the relationship continuing today, Opulent Americas was hired by a lighting manufacturer that specializes in extreme environments to design and engineer components to stand up to high ambient temperatures, moisture and potentially chemicals.

The Opulent team began working with this manufacturer after their product team had been researching L2 boards and heat sinks to work within the final fixture. Finding the right fit proved to be difficult. An off-the-shelf solution was not compatible with what was necessary to get the job done and requests for custom solutions were not met with enthusiasm. According to the Product Manager, “most companies were fairly slow to respond to our custom requests and sometimes their engineering/math just didn’t add up. The Opulent team took the time to really listen and understand our needs. They provided personal service, the customization we needed, and with a speed of delivery and responsiveness normally not found in our industry.”

For this particular project, the Opulent team quickly redesigned an off-the-shelf board, recommended a new LED and optimized the thermal solution. Prototypes using Cree LEDs with Opulent heat sinks and boards were built in their North Carolina based lab. The engineering team was able to seamlessly create a product to support the harsh environment high bay project.

The Opulent Americas team works to turn the complex into a real solution. In this case, it took listening to the customer, working through temperature requirements, and minimizing cost to create the optimal fixture.

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Simplify Your Next Design

Opulent Americas L2 solutions are flexible and versatile.

Opulent_LED__XHP35Cree L2 modules from Opulent Americas are an off-the shelf platform to rapidly move from prototype to finished LED lighting fixture. These versatile building blocks are UL-listed and come with a 5-year warranty. Using a standard PCBA allows light fixture performance to be quickly upgraded with the latest LEDs without changing the mechanical solution. Get to market faster, using less engineering resources at lower costs.

Why Standard L2 Modules?

  • Easily upgrade LED performance without changing the mechanical solution
  • UL listed and warrantied to ensure quality
  • Lower system cost from using standard L2s
  • Can add off-the-shelf optics and heat sinks to get to market faster

Opulent solutions are designed to be flexible and easy to incorporate into luminaires.  They are designed to achieve DLC standard or premium requirements and achieve a variety of lumen outputs. They are designed to incorporate off-the-shelf optics and to pair with a variety of driver solutions. Opulent also offers pre-configured heat sinks to ensure optimal thermal performance.

Why Opulent L2 Modules?

  • Design Faster – use standard, UL-listed modules with a 5-year warranty
  • Superior Performance & Cost – top flux bin Cree LEDs at competitive prices
  • Thermal Interface Included – pre-installed to simplify assembly
  • Add Standard Optics – configured for off-the-shelf optics
  • Lumen outputs from 500 – 15,000
  • Operation in elevated temperature and stressful applications
  • High reliability and extended LM-80 lifetime

The Raleigh, NC-based R&D team are experts in choosing the right LED for the right application, as well as offering thermal, electrical, UL, and mechanical support.  Opulent Americas is on the cutting edge of the latest LED technology and can help design custom solutions as well.

Opulent Americas’ L2 modules are available from a variety of distributors including Digi-Key, Mouser, Arrow, and WPGA.

Opulent Americas. Lean & Fast. Made Smarter.

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Acquisition Provides Opportunity for Further Global Integration

Opulent AmericasOpulent Americas, Inc. has acquired New Energy, LLC, an independent LED solutions provider, furthering the company’s position as a globally integrated LED manufacturer. Previously Opulent North America, Opulent Americas has recently expanded its market to include Central and South America. Opulent offers customers domestic and international manufacturing capabilities combined with North Carolina-based design, supply chain, engineering and lab services. The addition of New Energy will provide domestic manufacturing and sourcing expertise for customers that have lower volume requirements or need shorter manufacturing lead times. Local engineering and design services enhance the company’s ability to quickly develop prototypes, respond to technical questions and offer faster performance testing. The combined LED industry expertise of the Opulent Americas and New Energy teams provides customers access to state-of-the-art technology with hands-on, domestic support, a rarity in the marketplace.

Russell Shaver, President at Opulent Americas, stresses the significance of the acquisition as it strengthens the company’s role in the LED industry. “Our acquisition of New Energy, LLC complements our overall objective of being the leading provider of high quality solutions to the LED lighting industry. New Energy, LLC is recognized as a one-stop solution provider by LED lighting customers for local engineering design services, quick turn prototyping and low-mid volume domestic manufacturing support. This represents an important strategic opportunity to offer a comprehensive range of products and services to existing customers as well as to other industries. The acquisition further strengthens support to our distribution partners and capacity to meet customer demands.

Opulent Americas, part of Singapore-based Opulent Group, is a leader in the industry. With full traceability and advanced quality controls, Opulent works with leading brands worldwide. Opulent has numerous ISO certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485 (medical) and ISO 16949 (automotive).

Opulent also offers a variety of LED light engines and module products, including a recently co-branded product series with Cree LEDs. The latest products are available through these distribution partners: Mouser Electronics, DigiKey Electronics, Avnet, Arrow, WPG Americas.

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Opulent North America’s Custom Lighting Solutions Now Available at Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A variety of Opulent North America’s LED modules, heatsinks and starboards are now available through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as a result of a global distribution agreement between the two companies.

Opulent North America enables engineers to accelerate their designs by providing a variety of starboards and LED modules in multiple color temperatures and configurations. They also differentiate themselves with their capability to provide custom solutions upon request.

“We are excited to begin this agreement with Digi-Key to offer products worldwide,” said Russell Shaver, President of Opulent North America. “Digi-Key has a reputation for excellent customer service and focus on rapidly introducing new products and technologies. This partnership will help both companies meet the worldwide demand for LED lighting modules that simplify designs and speed up time-to-market.”

Opulent’s products provide an entire lighting solution including the light source, heatsink, power source, and more, and are ideal for lamp replacements as well as high bay, low bay, outdoor, street, stadium, and auditorium lighting applications.

“We are excited to partner with Opulent North America and help our customers with their lighting design needs by offering full custom lighting solutions,” said David Stein, VP of Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key. “Engineers around the world will find value in the ability to use the starboards and modules as either project starters or volume solutions.”

 

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