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IDEAL and LEDiL Collaborate to Enable Lighting OEMs to Easily Incorporate COB Array Technology into LED Luminaires

New adapters mate IDEAL Chip-Lok™ array holders with LEDiL reflectors

SYCAMORE, IL, USA, and SALO, FINLAND, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and LEDiL Oy announced today an engineering collaboration that enables LEDiL Mirella™, Angela™, and Lena™ reflectors to mate with IDEAL Chip-Lok™ array holders. As a result, lighting OEMs worldwide can now incorporate COB (Chip On Board) array technology from Bridgelux, Citizen, Cree, Nichia, Philips Lumileds and Sharp into their LED luminaires for higher quality, more cost-efficient production.

Leaders in both their respective fields, IDEAL and LEDiL worked together to develop inexpensive, simple-to-install adapters that seamlessly connect LEDiL reflectors to IDEAL Chip-Lok array holders at extremely high optical efficiency. The adapters are immediately available from IDEAL.

"LEDiL and IDEAL realize the struggle lighting manufacturers face trying to integrate LED technology into their luminaires. Beyond identifying the optimal components needed, OEMs must research whether the components work together systematically," explained Ben Swedberg, Business Unit Manager, Engineered Solutions for IDEAL.

"LEDiL and IDEAL have collaborated so that once an LED COB array is chosen; an OEM can select standard components that are engineered for the best electrical, mechanical, and optical performance of their LED module" continued Tero Makinen, Technical Product Manager at LEDiL.

IDEAL Chip-Lok Array Holders are fabricated from hardened stainless steel to prevent the creep to which plastic holders are prone, assuring great thermal pressure for the life of the luminaire. A flange on its outer edge provides a thermal path to the heat sink that allows the array to run significantly cooler than traditional holders while offering structural strength. The Chip-Lok array holder helps lighting manufacturers build upon this trend by reducing chip temperature, therefore extending array life or allowing the OEM to reduce the size of their heat sink. The size and mounting of all Chip-Lok Holders are consistent with Zhaga parameters, allowing OEMs to standardize components.

Optimized for performance, LEDiL reflectors provide comprehensive support for the widest range of COBs. This can be noted in the spot version of Angela which is optimized to provide a well-defined beam pattern and centre beam candela power (CBCP). The smaller 85 mm diameter ANGELINA displays beam characteristics typical for downlights and general lighting. Its Mirella, Angela, and Lena families represent the finest example of LEDiL's system reflectors philosophy - one design, endless possibilities.

To learn more, visit www.idealindustries.com/products/oem or call 800-324-9571.

ABOUT IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Ideal Industries, Inc. has been serving the industry since 1916 as one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality connectors, tools and test equipment for professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and lighting industries. IDEAL has taken a lead role in helping OEMs with robust mechanical/electrical LED connection technology and has helped the industry by contributing heavily to the Zhaga specifications and also by assisting in the development of safety standards and electrical code changes needed to address LED technology. Learn more at www.idealindustries.com.

ABOUT LEDiL

The only true specialist in the field of secondary optics for high-power and lighting-class LEDs, LEDiL has been producing precision-engineered optics and reflectors since 2002 and now boasts over 1500 standard products optimized for use with LEDs produced by the world's prominent LED manufacturers. Custom solutions are also commonly developed with minimal end-user tooling investment required. With production in Finland and China and a global network of authorized distributors, LEDiL's products are market-competitive and readily available. Learn more at www.ledil.com.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.
708-482-0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

Ben Swedberg
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705
ben.swedberg@idealindustries.com

©2013 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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