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Future Lighting Solutions Introduces Usable Light Tool

Nov 07, 2006


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MONTREAL, CANADA NOVEMBER 7, 2006 – Future Lighting Solutions, a division
of Future Electronics, today launched its Usable Light Tool, an online resource that for
the first time allows lighting designers and engineers to model and evaluate power LED
performance for lighting under “real-world” conditions. . The unique tool developed by
Future Lighting Solutions delivers side-by-side analysis of light output, efficiency and
other metrics critical to lighting engineers.
Typically designers and engineers must rely on datasheet values to determine their choice
of LED. However, actual LED performance changes based on the engineering of the
system for temperature and electrical conditions. Without accounting for these factors
designers and engineers will not achieve their intended result. This new tool from Future
Lighting Solutions allows the user to choose LEDs and modify parameters such as the
number of LEDs, the ambient temperature and the thermal resistance of the system. The
user will then receive outputs detailing the ‘usable light’ and system efficiencies they can
expect using those specifications.
Future Lighting Solutions’ Worldwide Technical Applications Engineer, Patrick Durand,
explains, “The Usable Light Tool empowers customers, for the first time, to incorporate
all relevant data points and charts from high-power LED datasheets into a user-friendly
online tool to determine the usable light that can be generated from high-power LEDs
under a variety of real world scenarios. In the past, customers were limited to analyze
high-power LEDs assuming a junction temperature of 25°C, which would yield
incomplete and inaccurate analysis results. This tool addresses these limitations and
more in order to help lighting engineers in making critical design decisions.”
Because the Usable Light Tool allows the user to change various parameters, the designer
can experiment in order to determine how to achieve the most light out of his application.
Future Lighting Solutions’ Usable Light Tool is available at New users will have to perform a simple and quick
registration process in order to gain access to this resource.
About Future Lighting Solutions
A division of Future Electronics – the 3rd largest Electronic Components Distributor in
the world, Future Lighting is dedicated to the LED lighting industry. With more than 6
years of power LED experience, Future Lighting Solutions is the pioneer in delivering the
most comprehensive worldwide LED lighting solutions support structure in the industry.
The company offers customers LED Lighting knowledge, resources, programs, partners,
solutions and logistics support, focused on enabling the adoption of LUXEON®-based
solid state lighting technology.
Future Lighting Solutions’ innovative approach is built around its team of world class
LED Lighting experts, its highly specialized and experienced partners, and its exclusive
worldwide relationship with Philips Lumileds Lighting Company.
Future Lighting Solutions; Making LED lighting solutions simple™.

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