Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 28, 2014

Ideal Introduces Chip-Lok Jr. - A Compact Low-Profile COB Array LED Holder

Ideal Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of LED components to OEM light fixture manufacturers, today introduced the new Chip-Lok(TM) Jr, a compact, low-profile version of the company's original Chip-Lok COB (Chip On Board) array holder. The new Chip-Lok Jr. provides improved design flexibility when integrating smaller arrays into compact fixtures and lamps.

deal will preview the Chip-Lok Jr. next week at the Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, scheduled for March 30 to April 4, 2014. Light + Building is the world's largest trade fair for lighting and building products. Ideal will exhibiting in L+B Stand 8.0, K86.

"LED lighting manufacturers are always looking for ways to decrease array installation time while increasing overall reliability and quality control," said Ben Swedberg, Business Unit Manager of Ideal. "Our new Chip-Lok Jr. meets those requirements with its small footprint that fits virtually any size fixture and is configured to hold arrays from Cree, Citizen and most other leading manufacturers. It is another example of Ideal helping OEMs drive down system cost, increase system reliability, and bring their designs faster to market."

Measuring only 35mm in diameter, the Chip-Lok Jr. occupies approximately 50 percent less area than the original. It stands 0.3mm in height above the array to allow unmatched access to LES for optics. Screw mounting holes at 25mm and 35mm spacing further enhance design flexibility. The size and mountings are consistent with Zhaga parameters, providing a means for OEMs to standardize on luminaire components and utilize COBs from different manufacturers.

The Chip-Lok Jr holder is fabricated from hardened stainless steel to prevent the "creep" to which plastics are prone, assuring greater thermal pressure for the life of the luminaire. This metal frame also provides a thermal path so the array can run significantly cooler while offering superior structural strength when compared to arrays mounted using plastic holders. Because Chip-Lok Jr. array holders help lighting manufacturers reduce chip temperature, the OEM can benefit from extending array life or reducing the size of their heat sink.

To learn more, visit www.Idealindustries.com/products/oem

About Ideal Industries, Inc:
Ideal Industries, Inc. has been serving the industry since 1916 as one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality connectors, tools and test equipment for professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and lighting industries. Ideal has taken a lead role in helping OEMs with robust mechanical/electrical LED connection technology and has helped the industry by contributing heavily to the Zhaga specifications and also by assisting in the development of safety standards and electrical code changes needed to address LED technology. Learn more at www.Idealindustries.com.

FEATURED

High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing

High Volume Laser Diode and VCSEL Testing Hitherto established measurement technologies for laser diodes – such as dispersive scanning spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) – can react sensitively to a production environment. High-resolution array spectroradiometers are effective alternatives that offer multiple ... Read more »

FEATURED

Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED

Luxeon V2, the Best Choice for a 2 mm² High Power LED Lumileds announced breakthrough high power performance with the new Luxeon V2 LED. With the highest performance in its class for output and efficacy, the emitter easily enables DLC Premium performance at the system level. Luxeon V2 utilizes a 2 x 2 mm Chip Scale Package (CSP) in a 3.5 x 3.5 mm ... Read more »

FEATURED

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

page_peel