LED Specialists forms partnership with MEDCO

May 12, 2008
LED Specialists – Devices LLC will provide lighting OEMs with turn-key design-to-production services for LED-based components.
LED Specialists, Inc, a New York-based provider of LED lighting products, has formed a new division with MEDCO (Merit Electronic Design Co.) of Edgewood, NY.

The new company, LED Specialists – Devices LLC, will provide LED module and related electronics manufacturing to support the lighting industry’s growing need for qualified and experienced sources of LED-based component production.

The company will provide customers with an experienced engineering and production source for custom or build-to-print LED modules, drive electronics and other components to support the rapidly growing lighting fixture industry migration to solid-state lighting.

The 22,000 sq-ft Long Island-based manufacturing plant has state-of-the-art auto-insertion, wave solder (lead and lead free), screen printing, inspection and test equipment.

With competitive component purchasing power and complete supply chain management, LED Specialists – Devices can provide products from prototype levels through high volume production.

"Our lighting industry OEM customers have been asking us to merge a production capability under the same roof as our proven engineering services – to give them a one-stop-shop for their LED product needs," said Mike Fusco, President of LED Specialists.

"LED Specialists can now provide our customers with turn-key 'design-to-production' services taking responsibility for the bridge between engineering and manufacturing, allowing our customers to accelerate time-to-market in this rapidly expanding industry."

Guy Intoci, President of MEDCO, said that his company has a 35-year history in providing contract manufacturing services to military, telecommunications and other industries. "We are extremely excited about this partnership with LED Specialists to bring our capabilities to the Solid State Lighting industry," he said. "We believe we can provide a unique combination of value and service, with tremendous flexibility that customers are looking for in this evolving technology."