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Future Lighting Solutions Launches LED Lighting Resource Centers

Jul 25, 2006

Philips


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MONTREAL, CANADA JULY 25, 2006 – Future Lighting Solutions, a division of
Future Electronics, announced today the industry’s first LED Lighting Resource
Centers (LRCs) for customers developing LUXEON® LED based applications. Each
LRC has two principal laboratories. First, there is a LUXEON® Retrofit Lab, for proof of
concept development, and technology validation in applications. And second, a Light
Measurement Lab for product measurement. Utilizing the resources at each center,
customers will minimize application development cycles and deliver products to market
more quickly. The LRCs are located in Montreal, Canada (serving the Americas and
Europe) and Shenzhen, China (serving Asia/Pac and Japan).
“The new LRCs provide expertise in every area of power LED engineering required for
developing LUXEON® based applications,” said Jamie Singerman, Corporate Vice
President Worldwide. “For those lighting companies that want to enter the market but
don’t have the optical, thermal, power, systems and LED engineering knowledge inhouse,
the LRC can be of extraordinary value by reducing development costs and
allowing companies to enter the LED lighting market more quickly.”
The LRCs provide five key services for customers developing lighting solutions:
• LUXEON® proof of concept application development
• Custom electronics application development
• Optical design and simulation
• Secondary optics evaluation and characterization
• High-power LED characterization
The LRCs are accessible to qualified Future Lighting Solutions customers to assist in
enabling them to use LUXEON® LED technology in their applications. Patrick Durand,
Future Lighting Solutions’ Worldwide Technical Applications Engineer, explains “The
Lighting Resource Centers provide an unprecedented level of technical service and
support to enable LUXEON® technology for our customers. Customers are able to come
to us for a range of services that will help them design LUXEON® into their applications
successfully – and it is all from one source; Future Lighting Solutions. A number of our
customers have already taken advantage of the services.”
The LRCs are the latest innovation by Future Lighting Solutions to enable and accelerate
the LED lighting market. The Certified Solutions Program and technical training
programs for LUXEON®-based applications have successfully enabled many customers
to bring new and innovative products to the specification and consumer markets.
Jamie Singerman comments “This is a significant investment by Future Lighting
Solutions. It clearly demonstrates the commitment we have to enabling customers in their
quest for better and simpler lighting solutions. It also demonstrates the faith we have in
LUXEON® technology to maintain its position as the clear leader in the industry”.
Customers can request more information by contacting their local Future Electronics
branch. Contact details can be found at www.lumiledsfuture.com.
About Future Lighting Solutions
A division of Future Electronics – the 3rd largest Electronic Components Distributor in
the world., Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) is dedicated to the LED lighting industry.
With more than 6 years of power LED experience, FLS 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; Making LED lighting solutions
simple™.



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