Business News | Mar 14, 2012

Arrow Announces LEDagon, a Reference System to Accelerate Solid-State Lighting Designs

Arrow Electronics, Cree, Haeusermann and Kathrein Austria have announced LEDagon, a unique LED lighting solution. The LEDagon LED reference lighting system showcases a variety of solid-state lighting technologies including thermal management solutions, innovative printed circuit boards, sensors and other electronic components.

LEDagon provides companies with an opportunity to implement product ideas quickly and economically with market-leading suppliers. Arrow, Cree, Haeusermann and Kathrein Austria have formed a partnership that offers a complete spectrum of technologies and services to meet all needs, ranging from design support, through the integration of state-of-the-art technologies, to assembly and component procurement.

LEDagon is based on HSMtec, a copper/FR4 printed circuit board technology developed by Haeusermann. HSMtec enables optimized thermal management for High-Power LEDs and arrays, high current capabilities and multidimensional PCB structures for individual lighting- and product-design.LEDagon also adds intelligent control electronics featuring a microcontroller and Xlamp high-performance LEDs from Cree that enable new application areas for LED lighting. Parameters, including position, direction, brightness and temperature, can all be managed via the sensor-based controller. Capacitive buttons and sliders on the housing can be used for setting different operating modes. A seven-segment display shows the current operating mode. Software updates can be downloaded via a mini USB 2.0 interface. A Windows host application is integrated that allows the user to control the system remotely, analyse results or install firmware updates. Energy supply is via a standard DC power supply.

About Arrow:
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2009 sales of $14.7 billion. Headquartered in Melville, New York, Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories.

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