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19 February 2008


Avnet to distribute Luminus’ PhlatLight LED products in Americas

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA has agreed for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet Inc of Phoenix, AZ, USA (one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and computer systems), to distribute its PhlatLight LED products to general illumination customers throughout North and South America.

Luminus’ patented PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LEDs are larger and brighter than conventional high-brightness LEDs and are proven as a replacement for high-intensity lamps, offering more brilliant color and longer lifetimes in projection TVs and projectors, claims the firm. PhlatLight technology is used in products from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.

“There is a tremendous need for higher-brightness, energy-efficient LEDs in a variety of lighting applications,” says Cary Eskow, director of Avnet LightSpeed. “PhlatLight LEDs produce thousands of lumens from a single large chip and are uniquely suited to replace halogen, arc and fluorescent lamps in many applications such as entertainment, architectural and medical lighting.”

Avnet will provide comprehensive distribution, design-chain services and supply-chain optimization to help Luminus’ customers accelerate product development. Luminus will be supported through LightSpeed, Avnet’s specialized solid-state lighting and high-brightness LED business unit. LightSpeed has a team of dedicated illumination-focused ‘Illumineers’ (engineers with experience in high-brightness LED technology, thermal management, power driver stage and secondary optics) that can provide additional engineering and system-level design assistance.

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