15 June 2010


Bridgelux earns UL recognition for portfolio of LED Array products

LED lighting and chip maker Bridgelux Inc of Livermore, CA, USA has earned Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for its entire portfolio of LED Array light sources, which includes the LS, ES and award-winning RS products. Bridgelux says that certification should accelerate the introduction of new LED lighting products by making it possible to obtain UL Listed status for new lamps and luminaires built with its arrays without requiring a full in-system LED component evaluation.

“UL’s Component Certification program helps to reduce the cost of end-product certification and speed the time to market for lamp and luminaire manufacturers by eliminating redundant testing of commercially available LED light sources,” says UL lighting business manager Doug Lockard. “This program allows lighting manufacturers to identify products that are pre-approved to comply with safety requirements in finished lighting systems, accelerating the UL Listing process.”

Bridgelux offers a range of solid-state light sources, delivering between 240 and 4500 'hot' lumens across a range of color temperatures. The portfolio provides wide-ranging options for developing replacement lamps and luminaires for a market that is rapidly transitioning to energy-efficient lighting, the firm says.

“A significant number of LED lamp and luminaire manufacturers are seeking UL Listing in order to successfully sell their products into the US market,” says VP of marketing Jason Posselt. “By using Bridgelux Arrays, our customers can confidently design and manufacture with independent direction and support from UL and dramatically shorten the approval cycle,” he adds.

The ES, LS, and RS Arrays can now be found in UL’s Online Certifications Directory. They are compliant with UL 8750, the standard for safety of LED equipment for use in lighting products.

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