Ontario Power Authority participates in Future Lighting Solutions SSL Seminar

Oct. 19, 2010
Date Announced: 19 Oct 2010 Toronto, Canada - As part of its mission to accelerate the adoption of solid-state lighting, Future Lighting Solutions recently conducted a full day product and design solutions seminar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Topics covered in detail by Future Lighting Solutions engineering experts in the field included 'real world' thermal, power and optical considerations for designing quality fixtures that meet industry warranty and payback expectations.The event also featured a keynote address from Gregory Rushby, Energy Analyst for the Ontario Power Authority, who focused on the ever growing need to cut energy consumption by leveraging technology. Theprovince of Ontario is looking for a 6,300 MW reduction in peak demand by the year 2025. Commercial and Industrial sectors represent approximately 50% of the total targeted reduction; of this, lighting comprises about 25%.“These seminars are an excellent way for attendees to learn more about the true 'real world' potential of solid-state lighting, and also to understand exactly what is required to build solutions in the various segments of general lighting,” explained Anthony Sarakinos, Vice President of Sales for Future Lighting Solutions."Future Lighting Solutions has the tools, capabilities and resources to help customers design solutions for real world applications under realistic operating conditions. It is totally insufficient to simply rely on data sheet values when designing an SSL fixture. They have the proven expertise to clearly demonstrate exactly how an LED-based solution will operate in a real world environment," said Alvin Varghese, Design Engineer at Austin Insulators inc.The seminar featured the who's who of the industry, including: Carclo Optics, CEL, Fraen Corporation, Philips Lumileds, National Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics, ST Microelectronics, Synapse Wireless and Tyco Electronics.Future Lighting Solutions is planning similar seminars in Southern California, Chicago and the New York metropolitan Area. About Future Lighting SolutionsFuture Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and support services for solid-state lighting products and installations, including engineeringexpertise, concept development, full system solutions and online tools that accelerate quality application development. The company is a division of Future Electronics.

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