7 October 2010


Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs used by AOP's modular street lights in Chinese city

A street in the Chinese city of Dongguan Songshan Lake recently installed 144 modularized LED street lights from Taiwan's Alliance Optotek Corporation (AOP), marking the first project using AOP's new ARTEMIS street light series, which incorporate LUXEON Rebel LEDs made by Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA. The lamps are available in two- to five-module configurations for environments ranging from 3m-high park roadway lighting to 10m-high main road illumination. Components can be customized to meet lighting requirements in the USA and Europe as well as mainland China.

AOP’s modular strategy shortened development time and simplifies production and assembly, lowering product cost. LED specialist Future Lighting Solutions of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (a division of Future Electronics) says that its engineering support further reduced the development effort and time-to-market by supplying AOP with optimized LED count, current, forward voltage and heat management information, calculated using proprietary Future software tools.

In addition to the 144-unit installation in Dongguan Songshan Lake, AOP says that it now has ARTEMIS customers for street lighting, wall wash and architectural lighting projects. The variety reflects the ability of the core 24-LED ARTEMIS module to adapt to different applications by changing the lens used, the firm notes.

AOP is relying on Future’s inventory management services to ensure that it has a reliable supply of LUXEON Rebel LEDs to fulfill these and other orders.

“Energy-saving initiatives like those in China are driving the adoption of LED street lighting in particular,” says Clint Yu, director of AOP’s Sales & Marketing Division. “Municipalities also reap the benefits of fewer bulb replacements and associated labor costs related to long LED life,” he adds. “With our modular design and Future's engineering and supply chain assistance, our ARTEMIS series offers pricing, performance, customization and time-to-market advantages for customers around the globe,” he claims.

“The modular approach of AOP’s ARTEMIS products will be inevitably imitated by other LED lighting developers,” believes Winter Chan, regional sales VP for Future Lighting Solutions.

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