Arrow Electronics offers guide for designing solutions in growing lighting market

Date Announced: 11 Oct 2006

MELVILLE, N.Y. – The North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has produced a new Lighting Selector Guide—a 65-page, one-stop resource for lighting engineers and designers looking for guidance in the new and growing HB-LEDs market.

Sales in the worldwide HB-LEDs market alone were more than $4 billion in 2005, and that market is expected to double in size to more than $8 billion worldwide during the next five years, according to Strategies Unlimited, a market research firm in Mountain View, Calif.

"With such a new and growing market, engineers and designers of lighting solutions often don’t have the expertise or time to research hundreds of product options required to select the most optimal lighting solution," said Bob Sagebiel, director, Lighting, Arrow Electronics.

"Arrow’s Lighting Selector Guide helps engineers and designers meet their time-to-market lighting design needs by bringing together multiple HB-LED lighting suppliers and the inter-related components manufacturers and products into one centralized document. This could save them hundreds of hours that would have been spent researching devices needed to complete their lighting design," said Sagebiel.

Available in online and print versions, Arrow’s Lighting Selector Guide contains information about Arrow’s services, product briefs from numerous world-class lighting manufacturers, and key specifications, features and benefits about lighting technologies, including HB-LEDs, drivers, thermal management, optics and integrated solutions.

Download the Guide at or request a printed version via email at

Arrow’s Lighting Group provides HB-LED products and design alternatives to incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting with a wide range of solutions from components to assemblies for a variety of applications, such as signs, flashlights, architectural, automotive, commercial or backlighting applications.

About North American Components
The North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductors and passive, electromechanical, and connector products, services, and supply chain solutions tailored to serve distinct customer segments with dedicated sales teams. Three primary, customer-focused NAC groups serve these market segments: The Arrow/Zeus Electronics Group targets the aerospace and military markets; the Arrow Electronics Components Group serves local OEM and contract manufacturing customers; and the Arrow Alliance Group focuses on large customers with complex needs.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. ( is a major global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products.

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