RS to show latest Solid State Lighting Technology Solutions at euroLED 2008

May 8, 2008
Date Announced: 08 May 2008 -- Visit Stand LED25 to see the widest range of Solid State Lighting Solutions available from a high-service-level distributorCorby, UK -- RS Components ( will be demonstrating the new Dialight Lumidrives RGBW LumiSpot-K2 LED engine, the ColourDriver XP four-channel LED driver and the PowerWhite linear lighting modules on Stand LED25 at this year’s euroLED. The Dialight Lumidrives RGBW LumiSpot-K2 LED engine and the ColourDriver XP four-channel LED driver come complete with easy-to-mount aluminium backing and integrated optics. The LumiSpot-K2 engine has been fitted with a thermal protection circuit to optimise overall thermal management and the OPT-K2 optics. The engine is supplied with a three metre cable with 10-way connector at the PCB end and tinned wire ends at the other, which interfaces directly with the ColourDriver. They have been developed for use in spotlights, floodlights, architectural and accent lighting and colour washing applications especially for use in night clubs, restaurants and bars.RS Components’ will also demonstrate the new modular low-cost Dialight Lumidrives PowerWhite linear lighting modules using LumiLED Rebel LEDS. PowerWhite is easy to mount and connect with integrated drivers, optics and heatsinks able to operate in temperature ranges of -30ºC to 55º (operating at 350mA). An onboard driver model operates from an 8-17VDC / 12-24VAC input. By utilising the latest 80+ lumen LUXEON® Rebel™ LEDs for cool white, 70+ lumen for neutral white and 60+ lumen for warm white PowerWhite provides fully modular linear arrays of ultra high brightness LEDs. Thus it has been specifically developed for use in linear, accent, flood, street and area lighting, and general illumination. euroLED 2008 is the fifth annual conference and exhibition dedicated to the science, technology and application of HB LEDs and solid-state lighting. Huge industry support over the past four years has firmly established the event as the largest conference and exhibition in Europe dedicated to HB LEDs and solid-state lighting, a fact borne out by the necessity to move the event to a larger home this year: the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.Highly manufacturer driven, the solid state lighting market is moving towards innovative, larger and ever brighter components and assemblies. Likewise, the luminaire market is seeing growing levels of sophistication and the desire to improve energy efficiency. The effect of this is to demand that component suppliers and solution providers develop new products extremely quickly. By offering a comprehensive and complementary range of LEDs, driver ICs, optics, arrays, modules, clusters, lenses, sensors, hardware and accessories from leading names such as Osram Opto Semiconductor, Philips Lumileds, Dialight-Lumidrives, Linear Technology, Cree and Enfis, RS is helping customers to meet these challenges.“Light emitting diodes offer major economic benefits thanks to low energy consumption, long-life and low maintenance and are the perfect basis for creative ideas and new lighting solutions,” commented Richard Eden, Market Development Manager for Electronics at RS. “With our Solid State Lighting offering RS is helping to provide engineers with the easiest access to the widest range of technologies, products, and solutions for all their application development needs.” Examples from RS’ complete range of Solid State Lighting Solutions will be on display on Stand LED25 at euroLED 2008.About RS ComponentsRS Components is a catalogue-based distributor of Electronic, Electrical, Electromechanical and Industrial Components. Founded in 1937, RS is part of Electrocomponents plc, and is a global business supporting over a million engineers. It has operating companies based in over 25 countries, including France, Italy, Germany and Denmark, with operations as far afield as Chile, Singapore, Australia and China, and distributes to over 160 countries worldwide.Since it began, RS has had the simple objective of providing a part for every job, from research and development through pre-production to maintenance and repair. As those jobs have diversified and become even more complex, RS has developed its offering and services accordingly. The customers it serves are professional users, with many different job functions within all types of organisations, and they require many different types of technical products supplied at high service levels. Whether looking for power tools, process control equipment, transistors, oscilloscopes, plumbing supplies or protective clothing, they can all be supplied from a single source through a choice of purchasing channels and delivery methods - including free delivery as standard.New technology also plays an important part. When RS launched, it was the first UK plc in its marketplace with a fully integrated transactional web site. Operating in every market, its e-Commerce capabilities have seen over 40% of sales achieved over the Internet.RS also provides free technical advice and information on RS products from over 60 technical engineers as well as access to over 110,000 datasheets, ensuring that customers get the support and advice that they need.RS offers customers unrivalled choice, support and reliability underpinned by an unrelenting commitment to service.

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