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Future Lighting Solutions Adds LED Drivers from ROAL Electronics, Marking ROAL’s First Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Mar 26, 2009

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CASTELFIDARDO (AN) ITALY and MONTREAL, QUEBEC (March 26, 2009) – Future Lighting Solutions announced today that it has become the first worldwide distributor of advanced LED drivers from Italy’s ROAL Electronics. The agreement will make ROAL’s compact, high-efficiency, flicker-free, dimmable drivers readily available to designers and engineers building solid-state lighting applications around the globe.

ROAL products carried by Future Lighting Solutions will include the Tropo and Strato series, suitable for applications such as recessed downlights, wall packs, commercial refrigeration, low bay lights and street lights. Both product lines support all international input voltage standards. ROAL is also scheduled to release additional LED driver series later this year.

The Tropo series is a family of 15W triac dimmable drivers that are compatible with standard wall mount dimmers to enable use of the existing lighting infrastructure. The Strato series, available in 35W and 70W versions, features the ability to set the current with a current setting resistor, adjust the current based on temperature feedback via a temperature sensor (NTC), and provide dimming control with a 0-10 volt control system that allows the current to be set below the nominal current value for maximum flexibility.

“ROAL’s LED drivers are a valuable addition to the driver options we offer our customers,” said Jacques Blais, Corporate Vice President of Future Lighting Solutions. “They support a wide range of solid-state lighting applications, give us our first triac dimmable drivers as well as our first adjustable current solution, facilitate compliance with Energy Star ratings, and have an advanced feature set that will push LED lighting into new territory.”

“This distribution agreement ensures that LED lighting manufacturers worldwide will have ready access to our drivers as well as to expert Future Lighting Solutions engineers who can help them match the driver to the application,” said Alessandro Leopardi, CEO of ROAL Electronics. “This kind of solution support is essential in helping lighting designers overcome the technical challenges of LED application development.”

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and solution support for lighting designers and OEMs interested in taking advantage of solid state lighting technology. Future Lighting Solutions provides LED lighting knowledge, resources, programs, partners, solutions and logistics support to promote the development of LED products and installations. The company is a division of Future Electronics, the third largest electronic components distributor in the world. Both companies operate in 169 locations in 41 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.futurelightingsolutions.com.

About ROAL Electronics
ROAL Electronics is an innovations company with a solid IP and product portfolio in Solid State Lighting electronics. It develops and manufactures high quality switch mode power supplies (SMPS), Solid State Lighting (LED) Drivers, HB LED Modules, motor controls and user interface panels for appliances. ROAL offers some of the smallest, high performance and reliable LED drivers in the industry today. More information is available at www.roallivingenergy.com
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Contact Information:
Heather Goldsmith
heather.goldsmith@futureelectronics.com
Telephone: +1 514-694-7710
Fax: +1 514-429-0144
www.FutureLightingSolutions.com



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