Farnell announces exclusive stock at launch agreement for new Cree LED lighting modules

Date Announced: 10 Jan 2011

Farnell the leading multi-channel distributor is to have exclusive stock in Europe at launch of the latest range of Cree LED modules. Available in TrueWhite® and EasyWhite® technology options, the new Cree LMR4 modules provide a simple drop-in solution that uniquely integrates driver electronics, optics, and primary thermal management.

Cree TrueWhite gives an industry-leading combination of high light quality and colour rendering with high energy efficiency. TrueWhite LMR4 modules consume just 12 watts whilst delivering 700 lumens at a colour temperature of 2700 with a colour rendering index (CRI) >90. Cree EasyWhite modules address a broader range of applications with a CRI >80. Both technologies support dimming to 5% and are designed to last at least 35,000 hours at L70.

Through its multi-channel approach and ability to support design engineers with extensive technical information and resources such as the element14 online technology portal and eCommunity, Farnell will help drive the adoption of LED lighting for both new designs and those that currently use more traditional lighting approaches.

“This announcement significantly strengthens Farnell’s already authoritative position as a source for solid state lighting products, information and support,” said Paul Ward, Opto Product Manager, Farnell. “Cree is a leading name in the LED lighting sector and its LMR4 module product range is another important step forward in accelerating the adoption of versatile, energy efficient and long lasting LED solutions.”

Commenting on the announcement, Mark Despotes, Cree vice president of channel sales, said: “Premier Farnell is helping bring the LED Lighting Revolution to lighting OEMs around the world and Cree LMR4 modules are available in Europe from Farnell and globally through Newark (U.S.) and Element 14 (Asia). Simplifying the design-in process can shorten the time-to-market for new LED lighting products and our Premier Farnell channel partners customers now have access to our industry-proven Cree TrueWhite™ technology and Cree EasyWhite™ solutions, allowing them to quickly deliver better products to the market, faster.”

About Farnell

Farnell is the leading multi-channel, high service distributor of electronic components, electrical parts, industrial and maintenance, repair & operations products, supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals throughout Europe and Asia with the latest technologies. Farnell employs over 1200 people in more than 20 countries around the world and trades in over 100. With over 500,000 products in stock from over 3000 suppliers, our product portfolio continues to expand, offering our customers the very latest technologies.

Farnell is the current holder of the prestigious ‘Environmental’ award which was presented to the company for its innovative biodegradable packaging at the 2010 Elektra Awards.

Farnell is part of the global Premier Farnell Group, which works across geographic and business boundaries. Sharing these facilities and best practice Farnell distribute a huge range of electronic components, electrical parts and wholesale electronics.

For more information visit the Farnell web site at www.farnell.co.uk.

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