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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.