Avnet Abacus supports SILICA agreement with Philips Lumileds to deliver complete lighting solutions

January 28, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Avnet Abacus has started stocking a comprehensive range of power, interconnect, thermal management, device control and protection components designed specifically for solid-state lighting applications.      

The products complement and support the LED lighting portfolio of SILICA, another business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing, which announced a pan-European franchise agreement with Philips Lumileds, a leading manufacturer of high-power LEDs. With the combined product portfolios of Avnet Abacus and SILICA, customers have access to a complete range of components for their solid-state lighting applications.     

The Avnet Abacus lighting portfolio includes module-to-module, board-to-board, wire-to-board and wire-to-wire connectors with current and voltage ratings compatible with LED applications to enable space-efficient assembly and installation. The units are suitable for scalable applications such as architectural cove lighting, signage or emergency lighting.     

For solid-state lighting power requirements, Avnet Abacus offers a broad range of constant-current and/or constant-voltage AC/DC modules from industry-leading manufacturers, suitable for both indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications such as street lighting, architectural lighting, signage and displays. Many products in the range offer high IP ratings and tolerances to both hot and extreme cold conditions. Available in a variety of formats including open-frame and sealed units, the product range provides high performances across a range of output voltages and currents. All of the modules come with stringent safety ratings and compliances.  In addition, Avnet Abacus offers dedicated power management ICs and software to develop LED offline power supplies at universal input voltages from 85 to 265 VAC. Topologies include: boost, buck, buck-boost, and flyback for 1W to 500 W and more power.     

To ensure the efficient and long-term operation of a device for lighting applications, the designer must incorporate protection features. Solid-state technology requires high-quality components to withstand high thermal loads and to match the extended operating life of the LED. Avnet Abacus has a portfolio of circuit protection devices, thermal management solutions and passive components to address these challenges.     To cater for the specific demands of device control, Avnet Abacus stocks an extensive range of relays, sensors and switches.     

Visit Avnet Abacus at www.avnet-abacus.eu/lighting