Avnet Electronics Marketing opens Americas-based light lab for LED measurement and testing

Date Announced: 16 Jul 2012

Phoenix — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT) today announced the opening of its Chandler, Ariz. lighting lab, enabling customers the ability to test and measure a wide range of LED (light emitting diode) applications. Watch a video showing the features of the newly opened Avnet LightLab.

“The demand for LEDs has reached an explosive growth phase,” said George Kelly, technical specialist and LightLab manager, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “Avnet LightLab’s capabilities coupled with Avnet’s national team of LED-focused illumination engineers (“illumineers”), substantially reduces our customers’ design time and provides a means to weigh various design options; ultimately optimizing their end-products’ performance and extending their competitive edge.”

The Avnet LightLab is a state-of-the-art, 900 square foot facility, equipped with the latest LED metrology suite from Instrument Systems. Designed to measure the key optical, electrical and thermal characteristics of high power LEDs, modules and luminaires, the Avnet LightLab services are offered to qualified Avnet customers. All photometric, radiometric and colormetric testing is conducted in accordance with specifications from the Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE™), the international commission on light.

Avnet’s LightLab supports a broad range of LED applications including general illumination, medical, industrial, transportation, military, signage and security applications. Typical tests include:
•Total flux measurement
•Illuminance measurement
•Thermal analysis and mapping
•Luminous efficiency
•Spectral Power Disruption (SPD)
•Color Rendering Index (CRI)

To better service Avnet’s multinational customers, the new LightLab in Chandler is similarly equipped to the LightLab near Munich, Germany opened in February by Avnet’s EBV Elektronik.

For more information about Avnet’s lighting products and services visit www.em.avnet.com/lighting.

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