Molex and Bridgelux launch next generation of award-winning Helieon light module

May 6, 2011
Date Announced: 06 May 2011 Lisle, IL – Molex Incorporated and Bridgelux today introduced the Helieon® 120V AC Sustainable Light Module, a next generation modular solid-state lighting solution that connects directly to 120V AC line voltage input. Eliminating the need for external drivers not only dramatically simplifies the design-in process, but also enables more efficient and consistent lighting performance. The Helieon 120V AC module is TRIAC dimmable down to less than 5% and is compatible with a wide range of commercially available dimmers, enabling it to easily interface with many typical electrical installations. In addition to adding the electronic driver functionality, the available product options for the Helieon 120V AC module will be expanded with the introduction of a 2000 operational lumen option and the addition of a 120 degree viewing angle option to complement the 24, 32 and 50 degree options available today. The initial product launch will include 1200 and 2000 lumen performance options in 3000K CCT with 32 and 120 degree viewing angle options. Additional color temperature and viewing angle options will be introduced in the coming months.“The Helieon 120V AC solution fully integrates the electronics into the module, reducing the variability found from the various driver manufacturers and providing light fixture manufacturers with a simplified design that offers all the benefits and flexibility of its predecessor, the award-winning Helieon module,” said Mike Picini, vice president, solid-state lighting, Molex. “Additionally, due to the integration of the driver and power conversion circuitry, the design is completely future proof as any future improvement in LED technology can be accounted for in the driver.”In 2010, the Helieon Sustainable Light Module was awarded the prestigious LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) Most Innovative Product of the Year Award. It is the first plug-and-play sustainable solid-state lighting system to integrate high-efficiency precision lighting with an easy-to-use socketed solution. Combining solid-state lighting technology from Bridgelux and engage-and-turn interconnect technology from Molex, the Helieon Sustainable Light Module simplifies the process of designing, building, replacing and upgrading luminaires for many lighting applications. “Our goal at Bridgelux is to continue reducing the complexity and cost of using LED technology for the general lighting market,” said Jason Posselt, Bridgelux vice president of marketing. “The Helieon 120V AC module is another example of our commitment to developing the industry’s broadest range of high-performance, energy-efficient solid-state lighting solutions to meet the demands of our rapidly growing customer base.”Molex and Bridgelux will showcase the Helieon 120V AC Sustainable Light Module, along with other SSL and LED solutions, at LIGHTFAIR International, May 17 to 19, Philadelphia, PA (Molex booth 2155 and Bridgelux booth 3311). For more information please visit Molex IncorporatedProviding more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military, lighting and solar. Established in 1938, the company operates 39 manufacturing locations in 16 countries. The Molex website is About BridgeluxBridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions helping to transform the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid-state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid-state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 450 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid-state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit

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