News-Spot | Business News | Nov 18, 2014

MSC Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with Inventronics

MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., announced today that it is now an authorised distributor of Inventronics. MSC will carry the company’s entire product portfolio in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy with immediate effect. Alongside embedded computing and display solutions, MSC also provides LED lighting solutions. Inventronics’ wide range of LED power supply units (PSUs) is an ideal complement to the CREE range of LEDs, which have played a large part in MSC’s success for many years. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 28, 2014

New Cree XLamp CXA HD LED Arrays Now Available from Mouser

Cree's improved CXA Array LEDs with industry’s highest lumen density unlock new designs and applications for LED lighting Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the XLamp CXA High-Density (HD) LED Arrays from Cree. Targeted for high-intensity, LED lighting applications, the Cree XLamp® CXA2590, CXA1850 and CXA1310 High-Density LED Arrays double the light output of existing standard-density CXA LED arrays without increasing size. The greater light intensity of these devices offer new levels of lumen density and is rated one of the highest in the industry, allowing complete replacement of ceramic metal halide (CMH) light sources. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 27, 2014

World’s First Series-Connected 20 kA-Capable Surge Arrestor from Littelfuse Available from Rutronik

Littelfuse's latest surge protection modules can now be ordered from Rutronik Distributor Rutronik presents the new surge protection modules LSP05 and LSP10 from Littelfuse. Constructed with Littelfuse thermally protected varistors, they provide robust surge current handling capability for outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures. One of the modules includes world’s first series-connected, 20 kA-capable indicating surge arrestor. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 29, 2014

Latest, 38% More Efficient Version of XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED Now Available from MSC

Cree's XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite is the first LED of its size to enable color-consistent 50-Watt halogen performance MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet Inc., presents the new XLamp® XM-L2 EasyWhite® LED from Cree. It delivers more than 1,100 lumens of color-consistent light from a 5 mm x 5 mm package and enabling a 38 percent gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED. Built on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines the industry’s tightest color binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimized to replace Color-Consistent 50-Watt Halogen Technology. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 25, 2014

Molex Lite-Trap™ SMT Wire-to-Board Connector System, Push-Button Type from Arrow Available

Molex's new Lite-Trap™ easy-to-use push-button latch allows simple field assembly and removal for thin LED lighting manufacturers Ideal for thin LED lighting-module applications, Molex’s Lite-Trap™ SMT wire-to-board connectors offer a low profile, easy wire removal, and low wire insertion and high wire retention forces. The product is available at Arrow and samples can be requested. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 23, 2014

Osram Opto's New Duris S5 Family Members Now Available at Rutronik

The latest members of Osram Opto's Duris S5 family are now available at Rutronik Osram Opto Semiconductors adds two new types to the Duris S5 family. The LEDs with a very high CRI of more than 90 are ideal for the home and for shop lighting, for example installed in downlights or LED retrofit lamps. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Jul 11, 2014

CODICO Distributes Plessey Semiconductors' GaN-on-Si LEDs

CODICO is happy to announce having a new LED supplier on board. Together with Plessey Semiconductors new areas in the LED market are boarded. As the first company worldwide Plessey Semiconductors has brought the GaN-on-Silicon based technology for the production of LED chips to mass production. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 24, 2014

SILICA’s Lighting Division Complements Expansion Strategy with New Website

SILICA’s new online resource (www.silicalighting.com) showcases unique product range and technical expertise supporting all lighting design applications SILICA, an Avnet, Inc. company, today announced its new website for customers of its Silica Lighting division. The comprehensive online resource at www.silicalighting.com provides an overview of the complete SILICA Lighting portfolio, which includes LEDs, opto devices, power and thermal management, LED drivers, interconnects and integrated LED lighting solutions. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Apr 24, 2014

Arrow Electronics and Moons’ Announce EMEA Distribution Agreement

Arrow Electronics and Moons’, a leading-edge LED lighting drivers, controls manufacturer, signed a distribution agreement (from left to right: Eric Williams Global VP Lighting, Arrow; Paul Drosihn, Marketing Manager Lighting EMEA, Arrow; Justin Chang, General Manager, Moons’; Stephane Rosa, Lighting Director EMEA, Arrow; and Jinsong Wang, Global Marketing Manager, Moons’) Arrow Electronics and Moons’ announced a new distribution agreement covering LED and lighting-related products. This new agreement, effective from April 1st, 2014, covers the entire EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 13, 2013

Saelig Announces Availability of Portable Lab-Grade Precision Spectrometer

GL Optic's recently at LpS 2013 introduced brand new GL Spectis 5.0 Touch spectrometer is now available from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the GL Spectis 5.0 Touch - a state-of-the-art portable instrument for obtaining light measurement data ranging from NIR to UV with laboratory accuracy. Each GL Spectis 5.0 Touch Spectrometer is individually calibrated to deliver precise, accurate, and quick results, making it ideal for measurements of light sources such as LEDs, LED assemblies, halogen and fluorescent lamps, photobiological safety lamps, and LCD displays, using a range of available optical probes. Unique features of the GL Spectis 5.0 Touch include: laboratory accuracy, extended spectral range from 200 to 1050nm, very high resolution (0.5nm), an OSR system for stray light reduction, and compatibility with a wide range of available integrating spheres and probes for measuring almost any light source from 1 - 200,000lux (Illuminant A). Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 11, 2013

Cree's New XLamp CXA Family Members with a 68% Brighter LED Array Now Available from MSC

Cree's new CXA3590 with improved the lumen density is now are available at MSC The two new Cree XLamp LED arrays for applications that require a very high light yield are characterized by a particularly long service life and low power consumption and can be purchased immediately at MSC. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 31, 2013

Inventronics LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) LED Drivers Now Available from MSC

Inventronics' new driver series promises high efficiency, reliability and a calculated lifetime of above 80,000 hours The new broad array of 42W adjustable, constant current, independent drivers for indoor LED lighting applications from Inventronics are now available over MSC. The LUC-042SxxxDSW(SSW) series includes 14 different models with output currents ranging from 350 to 2100mA. Regardless of the output current, each model offers a full load efficiency of 87-90%. These products all operate over a 90-305Vac input range and provide excellent power factor correction (0.96 at 120V and 0.95 at 220V). This new series is approved to CE (EN), UL, CUL, FCC, ENEC, CB, and CQC’s standards. All of these drivers are housed in plastic cases with IP20 rating. Read more »

Business News | Oct 28, 2013

Schukat Now Supplies the Most Powerful of the ZENIGATA Modules

The new MegaZENI modules from Sharp are now available from Schukat Schukat now supplies the latest and currently most powerful models in Sharp's popular ZENIGATA series of LED modules. The new MegaZENIs, mounted on a 20x24mm ceramic substrate, are available in six different series with 15W, 25W or even 50W of electrical power and a range of CRI (Colour Rendering Index) classes. At the same time, the MegaZENI LED modules provide up to 4880 lm luminous power, with the most effective models delivering maximum light yield of 105 lm/W. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Oct 08, 2013

HD Cree XLamp® CXA1520 Arrays with Up To 3478 lm Now Available at MSC

Cree's new high-density Cree XLamp® CXA1520 was showcased for the first time at the LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2013) and is now are available at MSC The new high-density Cree XLamp® CXA1520, which was introduced at LpS 2013, allow a doubling of the strength of spot lights compared to previous arrays and are now available at MSC. Cree XLamp® CXA1520 LED Arrays deliver up to 3478 lumens at 33 watts, 85°C. Available in ANSI White and four-step EasyWhite® binning, the new arrays feature 2700 K through 5000 K CCTs, with 70, 80 and 95-CRI options. The CXA1520 LED Array, enables lighting manufacturers to create a new generation of products that delivers the same intensity and light quality as 39-W ceramic metal halide (CMH) at up to 50 percent lower power. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Sep 06, 2013

MSC Announces Availability of Cree's New LMH2 Module

Cree's updated LMH2 series is also available with flat or dome lens, in addition drivers and on request an optianal heat sink are available Cree's new LMH2 module, which is now available from MSC Vertriebs GmbH, produces the same or better quality light as 70-watt Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) lamps while consuming half the power and lasting three times longer.The aesthetically pleasing LMH2 LED module addresses different applications with lumen levels ranging from 850 to 4000 lumens with just one set of tooling and one optical design. Read more »

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