Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 27, 2013

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Usable Light Tool 2.2 Incorporating LG Innotek LEDs

Future Lighting Solutions announced the release of the online Usable Light Tool (ULT) version 2.2, which now incorporates the full range of LG Innotek’s LED products.

The ULT is the first and most comprehensive online tool to evaluate and compare the performance of LEDs under real-world conditions. Some additional features in version 2.2 include the ability to directly set the LED forward current and junction temperature to optionally simplify data entry, as well as user interface enhancements such as toggling between the data input form page and the simulation results page with the Enter key.

“Future Lighting Solutions continues to invest in our award winning online tools to assist customers in making informed design decisions,” said Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director for Future Lighting Solutions. “We have an aggressive plan to further enhance our suite of tools in 2013, and launching ULT 2.2 is only the first of many steps.”

“The LED Institut leverages the Future Lighting Solutions Usable Light Tool as the initial step for determining an LED’s operating performance in new design projects,” commented Dr. Uwe Slabke, Managing Director at LED Institut in Bensheim Germany, an independent consultancy and verification institution for general LED lighting. “The ULT simulation results allow us to analyze the impact of varying critical design parameters on an LED luminaire.”

The ULT can be accessed at:

About Future Lighting Solutions:
Future Lighting Solutions is the leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, as well as integrated or customized solutions to enable cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications.
From retrofitting bulbs to building LED systems from the ground up, we offer industry leading LEDs, optical solutions, power modules and ICs, passive and active thermal solutions, light engines, modular systems and remote phosphor technologies.
Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensures the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers.
The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit:

About LED Institut:
The LED Institut is an independent consultancy and verification institution for general LED lighting (indoor and outdoor), with a deep understanding of the basic physical properties of the package and the LED die, as well as the ability to evaluate innovative LED system components, circuits and light engines. The Institut offers the opportunity to evaluate and optimize the thermal path to characterize
the electrical design and lighting technology, to help in the decision-making process and guide providers in terms of performance, binning and service life of the luminaire.
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