Last Word: Reconfiguring LED distribution to meet the needs of lighting manufacturers

Driving LEDs into general lighting will require extended distribution models, says Jamie Singerman, worldwide corporate vice-president, Future Lighting Solutions.

A well-established component distribution model has served the electronics industry for many years, supporting OEMs with technical information and engineering resources, as well as providing global logistics and inventory services that streamline the manufacturing process.

For over 40 years now, Future Electronics — the parent company of Future Lighting Solutions — has been at the forefront of electronics distribution. Helping the lighting industry bring LEDs into the mainstream, however, requires extending this model. Distributors must take additional measures such as investing in more in-depth technical and commercial support and enabling the proliferation of easy-to-use solutions in order to accelerate adoption.

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This article was published in the January/February 2009 issue of LEDs Magazine.

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