RS Components to show innovative energy-saving solutions at euroLED 2009

Date Announced: 02 Jun 2009

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Corby, UK -– RS Components will be exhibiting its own-brand LEDs and a selection of products from Osram Opto Semiconductors & Osram Lighting at this year’s euroLED, taking place between 3rd and 4th June at the Ricoh Arena, West Midlands. Visitors to the RS Stand, LED8, will be able to view and find out how its range of solid state lighting (SSL) solutions can reduce maintenance and re-lamping costs.

LED lamps are central to the solid-state revolution and when compared with conventional lighting sources offer higher levels of efficiency and reliability, longer life times, dramatic colour options and eco-friendly technology.

RS own-brand LEDs

The wide beam angle and low heat output of RS’ own-brand LED lamps make them suitable for many lighting applications in industrial locations, offices, hotels, hospitals and bars. RS’ LED lamps have been designed to ensure the correct running temperature is maintained, significantly lengthening the lamp’s life.

Lighting now represents a staggering 14% of the overall energy used in Europe. With the rapid progress in LED technology, the new lamps last up to 50,000 hours, 10 times longer than traditional dichroic lamps. The LED lamps are able to consume six times less power than traditional lights. Up to 98% of the energy used by regular lamps is wasted through heat loss, whereas energy lost as heat in LED lamps is much less in comparison, demonstrating the potential energy- and cost-savings that can be achieved through the installation of LEDs.

euroLED, now in its 6th year, is a highlight in the global SSL calendar. It provides global organisations with the opportunity to penetrate, expand and understand the European and global LED & SSL markets.

RS is committed to supporting energy efficient solutions and continues to add new eco-friendly products to its range. Further information can be found by visiting: rswww.com/electronics.

About RS Components

RS Components is a catalogue-based distributor of Electronic, Electrical, Electromechanical and Industrial Components. Founded in 1937, RS is part of holding company Electrocomponents plc, which 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 a field 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.

New technology also plays an important part. When RS launched http://rswww.com, 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 50% of sales achieved over the Internet.

Based in Corby, Northamptonshire, RS employs over 2000 employees nationwide. Recent awards achieved include Regional Winner at the East Midlands National Training Awards 2008 and the award for Contact Centre of the Year at the Customer Service Awards 2008.

Contact
Tracey Taylor Tel: 01536 209174 Fax: 01536 405682

E-mail:tracey.taylor@rswww.com

Web Site:rswww.com/presscentre

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