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26 May 2008


Lynk Labs adds Cree to AC LED supplier network

Lynk Labs Inc of Elgin, IL, USA has added Cree Inc of Durham, NC to its AC LED Technology Strategic Supplier Network as a second supplier of LEDs for its AC-driven light engines and system solutions, which are designed to provide OEMs with ‘bulb and ballast’ simplicity for LED-powered luminaires.

Lynk Labs is already partnered with Citizen Electronics to supply Lynk with LEDs for its SnapBrite and XyLite AC LED light engines. XyLite modules deliver flexible X- and Y-dimensional building blocks of light that enable OEMs to accelerate and simplify their product design strategy for almost any LED lighting application, claims Lynk.

Lynk Labs also believes that its AC LED technology can help OEMs deliver LED lighting products that are ‘lighting infrastructure friendly’ and better understood by architects, contractors, reps, distributors and end customers.

The firm recently launched its GeoLite linear AC LED system, which uses Cree’s XLamp XR-E LED and is encapsulated within a low-profile linear casing that also acts as the heat sink. Available in 14-, 28- and 42-inch lengths, GeoLite is sold to OEMs and system integrators for display case and other linear lighting applications in retail, display and architectural environments.

“Lynk Labs will be working closely and strategically with Cree to develop additional AC LED light engines and system solutions for OEMs and customers” says the firm’s VP marketing & product development Bob Kottritsch. Integrating Cree’s lighting-class LED technology into its AC LED light engines and systems will provide new opportunities for OEMs to reduce time to market and simplify their product offerings, the firm reckons.

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