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LED light module offers plug-and-play solution

Bridgelux Inc. and Molex Inc. announce an LED lighting solution designed and priced to drive rapid, mass-market adoption of LED lighting technology. The new Helieon Sustainable Light Module combines solid-state lighting technology from Bridgelux with easy-to-use interconnect technology from Molex, delivering to luminaire manufacturers effortless installation, interchangeability, and upgradeability.

At a volume price point at less than $20 per unit and a lifespan of more than 10 years, Helieon is a high quality, cost-effective solid-state lighting solution. Helieon also helps lighting manufacturers reduce energy costs and environmental waste for a sustainably designed lighting environment.

Bridgelux and Molex joined forces to create a best-in-class and price-disruptive solid state light module comprised of completely recyclable components. Helieon combines LED Array products from Bridgelux with Molex interconnect technology to create a socketed plug-and-play solution that can be easily integrated into a wide variety of luminaires. The separable source and socket system emulates a traditional bulb and socket, allowing manufacturers to deliver a variety of lighting effects from a single design.

Initial product offerings include between 500 and 1,500 lumens in 3,000 K warm white or 4,100 K neutral white, combined with precision optics to deliver narrow, medium, or wide flood beam angles. The product's simple, adaptable design, high performance, and competitive price point aim to give lamp and luminaire manufacturers unprecedented flexibility and opportunities in design and marketing.

The Bridgelux Arrays used in the Helieon Sustainable Light Module deliver between 500 and 1,500 operational lumens (performance comparable to or greater than 40 to 75 Watt incandescent bulbs) in a compact high flux density light source. These integrated solutions deliver high quality light without pixilation, closely replicating the beam quality of traditional light sources. Patented Bridgelux technology enables excellent thermal resistance with exceptional brightness and color uniformity. Helieon combines the Bridgelux LED Array with a precision beam control optic to further simplify the design process for the luminaire manufacturer and enable high quality lighting.

Helieon will be available for production shipments in May. The product carries a three-year warranty and provides the efficacy to enable luminaires to meet Energy Star, Title 24, Part L, and other global regulatory standards. Helieon is RoHS compliant, and the companies are in the process of securing UL recognition to further simplify the design and customer acceptance process.

For more information, visit Molex Inc., 2222 Wellington Court, Lisle, IL 60532. Phone: (800) 78-MOLEX.

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