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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 at LFI2017

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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The Changing Landscape that is LED Lighting

In the ever changing landscape that is LED lighting, it can be rather difficult for a company to keep up with all the technological and regulatory changes. Everyone likes an easy solution to a problem and when you look at all the options that are available, it does not appear easy by any stretch of the imagination.

The higher efficiency LEDs in the mid-power segment can show great potential for all types of fixtures; and the high power devices can show lower system cost with a smaller footprint. As with any choice there are a number of tradeoffs to these two types of SMD (surface mount device) solutions.

So how can it be easy with all these options, when you just need a simple, elegant solution? This is when higher density devices like COBs start getting discussed. It is very tempting to consider this type of device for all of your manufacturing and production needs. So why not? They are “easy” to handle, they are “easy” for manufacturing, and they are “easy” to meet regulatory certifications. They just make life “easy”.

You might have someone selling you on this ease of process or how easy LED design can be. The reality is that these components are not “easy”, and there are a number of concerns that should be considered.

If you do choose to look at a COB, you may want to start by looking at thermal performance. Most derating curves for this product show a significant decline in performance once temperatures exceed 85c at 25c ambient. The catch is always the ambient… even in the driver world the ambient rise will cause your Tc to rise thus exceeding your initial calculations for lifetime and performance.

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