Articulated enters joint LED development agreement with Grote

Articulated Technologies has established a joint development agreement with Grote Industries to manufacture robust LED-based lighting for vehicles.

Articulated Technologies and Grote Industries are to embark on a series of technical development programs using Articulated's patent-pending manufacturing processes for building flat, flexible LED lighting.

In particular, Articulated has developed a process for fabricating LED-based light sheets by embedding a grid of LED chips between sheets of laminated conductive substrates (see Articulated Light-Sheet provides flexible lighting).

These processes will be used to design and manufacture LED-based lighting products that will be supplied by Grote.

The development program is expected to involve a 12-month time period to identify and implement cost-efficient manufacturing approaches.

Bill Grote, Chairman and CEO of Grote Industries said, “Grote is constantly seeking new leading edge technologies to deliver quality products to our customers. Articulated Technologies’ LED manufacturing solutions demonstrate great promise which both companies expect to prove during this development program.”

“We are delighted to be working with such a leading lighting company in the transportation industry," said John Daniels, chairman and founder of Articulated Technologies. "The Grote product line is well known around the world for quality and durability."

Articulated Technologies, based in Higganum, CT, creates and develops patented and proprietary low-cost manufacturing technologies related to LEDs and OLEDs. Its business model is to generate revenue from licensing and royalty enhancements of its patented technologies from leading manufacturers in core industries for LED products.

Grote Industries of Madison, Indiana,is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of vehicle safety systems, serving automotive, truck, tractor, aviation and marine sectors, and its products include LED and reflective accessories. The company has manufacturing facilities in Madison, IN, Toronto and Waterloo, Canada, and Monterrey, Mexico.

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