Q4 2014 - Lighting Guide
Q4 2014 - Lighting Guide
1 Seeing into the future isn’t easy, especially without the right light. At Arrow Lighting, we are a beacon for innovating illumination. Experts in the new way of lighting the world. From the backlit tablet in a child’s hands, to the interior lights in the family car all the way through to the lights showing the way across a bridge – examples of our lighting applications are everywhere, everyday. Retail, portable, signage, indoor, outdoor, transportation and virtually any other application – we offer SSL solutions for every market application.
Our solid-state lighting (SSL) capabilities can be the difference between night and day for your business. We provide state-of-the-art technology to support you from the first moment of insight to distribution and reverse logistics. There will be new standards, new fixtures, new design elements. More importantly, there will be new ideas and new breakthroughs to manifest. We will be there at every step, today and Five Years Out. For Arrow, SSL means progress. SSL means solving the challenges your business is facing, streamlining the creation of new lighting from conception to production, and benefiting your bottom line with green, clean, smart technology.
2 Table of Contents Arrow Lighting 01 Bright Opportunities with LED 01 From Connector to Reflector 03 Arrow Lighting Expertise 04 Understanding Your Key Needs 05 Online Lighting Design Tools 06 Proof of Concept – LED Street Lighting 07 Small LEDs with a Huge Task 09 Colour Measurement 11 White Chromaticity Bins 12 Arrow Lighting Line Card 13 Light Sources 14 Avago Technologies 15 Cree 20 Osram Semiconductor 25 Vishay 27 Lenses and Optics 28 Carclo 29 Ledil 30 Fusion Optix 31 LED Drivers Electronics 34 Diodes Incorporated 35 International Rectifier 36 Microchip 37 Moons 38 NXP 40 ON Semiconductor 42 STMicroelectronics 44 Interconnect and Passives 46 Littelfuse 47 Molex 50 TE Connectivity 53 Thermal Management 58 3M 60
1 Bright Opportunities with LED Vast Applications and Support Light Emitting Diodes (LED) equate to a virtually unlimited spectrum of applications. Regardless of your specific requirements, our expansive LED portfolio means the right product for every project. However, it takes more than a vast array of options. Arrow also brings you the utmost technical competence in lighting. Our experts are available to pick up and carry the torch for your entire design process. Where Style and Efficiency Meet Despite their relatively high costs, LED lighting systems are coveted amongst car buyers. In addition to the safety aspects, LED lights dramatically enhance the look of a new vehicle.
Beyond their increasing importance in the automotive industry, LED design is integral throughout many industries.
In addition to enabling stylish design choices, LED lighting systems are highly efficient. Their low power consumption makes for strong growth throughout energy conscious markets phasing out and, in some cases, banning the sale of conventional bulbs.
2 Expanding Market Already estimated to be a EUR one billion market in Europe, according to McKinsey, LEDs are expected to reach 110 billion globally by 2020. With a high percentage of new LED-based products, general lighting represents the largest portion of the market. Taking advantages of LED’s reliability and design flexibility, retail and architectural applications are the next largest percentage of this growing market, followed by outdoor lighting.
With significant investments in traditional technology such as fluorescent lighting, the industrial and office applications market segment at first appear less attractive for conversion to SSL. However LED technologies perhaps could provide an ideal opportunity for innovation, particularly as they do not contain Mercury and other heavy metals typically found in other light sources such as Flourescent.
While halogen bulbs also provide an energy efficient alternative, the superior quality of the LEDs and the continuously falling prices level-out the long-term success of LEDs.
3 From Connector to Reflector To maximize light output, energy efficiency and design flexibility, modern solid-state lighting applications require an integrated approach. With a complete range of components available through Arrow, your engineers can develop innovative lighting systems with potential competitive advantages. Supporting Every Phase of Your Project Designing a lighting system involves several steps and iterations: 1.
Producing light 2. Shaping the light with optics 3. Removing heat from the back of the LEDs 4. Delivering the right current at the right voltage 5. Safely connecting the system mechanically and electrically 6. Controlling when and how the light should appear Each of these steps demands different competencies and technologies. Fortunately, our lighting team takes a truly systems-orientated approach and is available with expertise and a strong line card of products. From technical and design support to inventory and bin management, we will help you achieve the best possible electrical and optical efficiency, while keeping costs within target.
Removing heat from the back of the LEDs Delivering the right current at the right voltage Safely connecting the system mechanically and electrically Controlling when and how the light should appear Thermal Management Control Optics Producing Light Connectivity Delivering the right current at the right voltage
4 Arrow Lighting Expertise Leverage our pivotal position in the market and our long-standing relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, design experts and key industry players. Whatever the level of integration you may require, we have the capabilities to select, store and redistribute valuable information and products for your project.
Let us help you with: - Thermal behaviour - Light output - Light patterns - Light colours - Electrical compliance - Communication protocols - Electrical/optical efficiency - Lifetime of equipment Providing Solid Business Support Not only do we have a solid grasp on the business of lighting, we understand the business of business. Count on us for supply chain solutions, flexible service, financing support and more to make it easy for you to expand your reach and get to market faster.
5 Understanding Your Key Needs No matter the final application, we are focused on helping you make better and more successful lighting equipment. Our team lighting experts work closely with you to fully understand your key needs. We couple this insight with our continuously updated knowledge of suppliers to identify the ideal solutions for your project. Comply with regulations Have alternatives Receive goods at the right time Purchase at the right price Reduce system costs Migrate technologies Finance production Pass qualifications Your product’s lifetime Design & technical assistance - Product concept - Right products - Technical advice - Reference designs - Demonstration - PCB layout design Consulting your activity - With a partnering network - For return on investment - Covering lighting standards - As your design partner LED binning services - Strong & consistent quality - The right mix of bin(s) Manufacturing services - Regional LED con- tract manufacturers - Experienced LED handling Sales & after sales care - From a fully trained sales team - With market prices - Variety of samples - Stock support Product supply & services - From connector to reflector - From industry leading suppliers - Offer of financing tools WE can offer you: YOU need to:
6 Online Lighting Design Tools Leveraging our convenient, online platform, engineers can design complete LED lighting solutions. With built-in guidelines, users can quickly achieve accurate designs and costings. Arrow Lighting Designer combines multiple tools for: - Selecting and optimising LED solutions - Adding secondary optics - Defining the power supply - Laying out designs Each tool can be used independently to design and analyse individual components, or in tandem to develop a comprehensive solution. In addition to valuable LED product and system data, the tool offers several LED system options, such as “recommended,” “highest efficacy” and “least expensive” designations for solutions.
After selecting an option, users can see suggested alternatives and immediately review return on the investment to make the transition from traditional lighting. Application specific reference designs are available as an easy starting point for rapid development. The Arrow Lighting Designer enables users to obtain a quick mock-up of the elements for their final lighting product. Users can download their designs as a PDF file, save their designs for review later and share their designs with collaborators. For more information on the Arrow Lighting Designer, visit: www.arroweurope.com/lighting-designer A helpful sharing feature enables users to collaborate with colleagues and Arrow’s extensive team of field application engineers
7 Proof of Concept – LED Street Lighting Saving Energy and Protecting the Environment Approximately one third of Germany’s street lighting is more than 20 years old. Modernising has the potential to save 2.2 billion kilowatt hours, reduce CO2 emissions and cut costs over the long term. In addition, converting will help the German municipalities be compliant with the EU Ecodesign Directives prohibiting the sale of mercury vapour lamps past 2015. Potential Solution Arrow and our suppliers are collaborating with the German government to bring about a green and cost effective SSL solution. LEDs have been identified as a well-established, economical alternative to the country’s legacy street lighting.
In addition to offering enormous flexibility for indoor and outdoor lighting, LED lighting is synonymous with longevity, low energy consumption, low maintenance costs, easy dimming and resistance to knocks and vibrations.