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Opulent Americas Custom LED Board Design and Assembly

Custom LED Board Design and Assembly

Opulent Americas Custom LED Board Design and AssemblyQuality LED lighting modules with optimal performance that meet specific customer needs are difficult, if not impossible, to find directly off-the-shelf.  Creating custom LED board assemblies with overseas vendors requires the challenges of accepting large volumes, higher inventory, logistical issues, and less flexibility.  Many times, in the end, the off-the-shelf options with the necessary modifications prove more expensive than an Opulent Americas custom solution.

This was exactly the case for a customer that approached the Opulent Americas team in 2015 requesting custom LED board development.  Since that first request, the Opulent Americas team has created multiple custom solutions meeting the customer’s exact specifications while getting them to market faster for less cost than any other option.

Prior to working with the Opulent Americas design team, the company approached the situation using a variety of off-the-shelf components. This was both limiting and time consuming. After reviewing the customer needs, the Opulent Americas team was able to create custom assemblies using the latest LED technology designed specifically for their end use application. This approach allowed the company to drop new LED modules into existing end products leading to faster installation and a better solution.

In addition to this particular project, Opulent Americas engaged with this customer to introduce products based on the latest trends in LED lighting such as chip scale (CSP) components and warm dimming technology in custom form factors.  This partnership allowed the customer to focus on delivering a quality end product while the Opulent team focused on providing the best performing solution possible.

“Opulent Americas provides exceptional quality, great service and support, competitive pricing and fast turn-around,” commented the company’s Director of Engineering. “Their knowledgeable design team coupled with excellent manufacturing infrastructure makes them our go to partner for custom board assemblies.”

Opulent Americas can tackle the surface mounting challenges associated with the latest LED technology including high density arrays of small components such as chip scale LEDs with the highest quality equipment, advanced quality controls, and full traceability.

Get started on your project with Opulent Americas today.

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Looking Ahead to 2018

OpulentAmericas_HappyNewYear2018Happy 2018! At Opulent Americas we are looking forward to continued partnerships, new product development and custom design challenges and subsequent solutions. We are grateful for our work in the LED lighting, automotive and medical industries and wish each and every one of our friends and colleagues a wonderful 2018!

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Opulent Americas Signs Distribution Agreement with Avnet

Avnet Adds Link to Americas’ LED Value Chain with Opulent Americas Agreement

Opulent Americas has signed a distribution agreement with Avnet, a leading global technology distributor. Effective immediately, Avnet’s technical sales and field-based LED lighting experts (Illumineers) will support customers using Opulent LED lighting modules, heat sinks and other integrated LED lighting components and systems for solid state lighting, automotive, horticulture and medical solutions.

“Energy efficiency has become both an environmental and economic mandate in the technology sector. With Opulent’s building block methodology for solid state lighting development and manufacturing, customers can create high-quality, versatile lighting systems that are not only built to last, but to operate at competitive price points” said Alex Iuorio, Senior Vice President, Supplier Development, Avnet. “Working together, Avnet and Opulent will provide customers with best-in-class design and supply chain support.”

“Opulent Americas and Avnet are well aligned to drive and fulfill the rapidly increasing demand for high quality LED components. Avnet offers extensive market coverage that will, without a doubt, accelerate the adoption of Opulent Americas’ products,” said Russell Shaver, President, Opulent Americas. “We believe our LED modules and high quality products bring significant benefits to Avnet’s expansive customer base.”

For more information on Opulent products available through Avnet, please click here.

For the full press release, please click here.

Opulent Americas Electronics PCB Assembly

Printed Circuit Board Design & Assembly

Industry Leading PCBA Solutions

Opulent Americas Electronics PCB AssemblyWith over 30 years of manufacturing experience in the LED industry, the Opulent Americas’ team of LED experts is ready to design and assemble industry leading PCBA solutions.  Our team of engineers, based in North Carolina, can design a custom configuration or offer a selection of standard configured boards ready for off-the-shelf use. Our team is also prepared to assist with LED selection, board design, thermal management or addressing any other technical issue to help optimize the configuration.

Whether we manufacture in one of our domestic or overseas ISO–certified facilities, you are guaranteed innovative and quality printed circuit board manufacturing.  Our team manages the process from concept to prototype to full production and delivery. In addition, our capabilities support a wide range of PCBs from single to multi-layer in our RoHS compliant facilities. Customers can select from a variety of PCB materials including FR4, AL, CU, CEM 3 and board surface finishes.  We can build prototypes in our North Carolina lab and offer short lead times for production builds.

With Opulent Americas, our goal is to turn the complex into simple, supplying each of our customers the product that fits their unique needs. Start a project with us today.

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LED Module Product Information Video

Opulent Americas L2Opulent Americas offers a wide range of L2 configurations and options for the LED buyer. We have developed a product training module with Digikey Electronics with all the specifications.  The presentation provides an overview of the Performance and Standard series of Opulent Americas’ L2 modules based on Cree LED Technology and discusses the features and benefits for this product category as well as the performance specifications and applications of the series. Watch the full video or check out the data sheets for more information.

 

 

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Opulent Americas and MRB Announce Sales Partnership

MRB’s talented sales team will offer Opulent Americas’ products and manufacturing services to the four-state region of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

 

Opulent Americas, a fully integrated global manufacturer for the lighting, automotive, and medical industries, is excited to announce a new sales agreement with MRB Sales, Inc., a leading manufacturer’s representative. Effective immediately, MRB’s talented sales team will offer Opulent Americas’ products and manufacturing services to the four-state region of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Opulent Americas offers a complete product line of IP-rated LED Modules, heat sinks, starboards and other components designed to help lighting manufacturers get to market faster at lower costs. Opulent is a globally integrated manufacturer with domestic and international manufacturing capabilities. Opulent Americas brings 30 years of experience, state of the art manufacturing, full traceability and advanced quality control to every solution. ISO certifications include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485 and ISO 16949.

MRB Sales, Inc. was founded in 1982 and has headquarters in Addison. Texas. The sales team has maintained a product category focus that includes general illumination, public/roadway lighting, indoor commercial lighting, emergency vehicles, lighting fixtures and horticulture products. www.mrbsales.net

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.

Start a custom project today with the experts at Opulent.

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Join us at the LIGHTFAIR International Conference in Philadelphia

Opulent North America is excited to be going to the LIGHTFAIR International Conference in Philadelphia May 7-11, 2017.  Join us there to hear about our product offerings, company growth and new partnerships. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting and trade show conference.

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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.”

 

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