BRIDGELUX AND FUTURE ELECTRONICS SIGN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR BRIDGELUX PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

Livermore, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with Future Electronics, a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Under the new agreement, Future Electronics’ lighting division, Future Lighting Solutions, will provide global sales, design support and fulfillment services for Bridgelux’s portfolio of LED products sold through distribution.

“We are very pleased to partner with a respected global partner that will broaden our reach into the rapidly emerging markets for LED lighting,” said Max Hong, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bridgelux. “With a world-class web platform, deep lighting application knowledge and leading global distribution capabilities, Future Lighting Solutions has distinguished itself as an innovative and extremely customer-focused organization, with strong demand creation programs. Combining Future Lighting Solutions’ leading-edge selling, marketing and technical support strengths with Bridgelux’s high performance LED technology portfolio will produce an alliance to accelerate the worldwide transformation to solid-state lighting.”

“Bridgelux’s innovative product offering targets the rapidly increasing demand for high quality, energy efficient internal and external LED lighting solutions for retail, commercial and residential environments,” said Jamie Singerman, Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide of Future Lighting Solutions. ‘The partnership with Bridgelux presents Future Lighting Solutions with significant growth opportunities by delivering access to an even broader base of customers. Innovative new Bridgelux® products such as the Vero™ array platform, complement our SSL product line, increasing our ability to deliver design solutions across a wider range of applications and markets for our global customers.

About Future Lighting Solutions
Future Lighting Solutions is the leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, as well as integrated or customized solutions to enable cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications. From retrofitting bulbs to building LED systems from the ground up, we offer industry leading LEDs, optical solutions, power modules and ICs, passive and active thermal solutions, light engines, modular systems and remote phosphor technologies. Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensures the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers. The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information visit: www.FutureLightingSolutions.com.

About Bridgelux
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com

Contact:
BRIDGELUX, INC.
Julie Still
Phone: 925.583.8650
E-mail: juliestill@bridgelux.com

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
E-mail: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Bridgelux and the stylized Bridgelux logo design are registered trademarks, and Vero is a trademark, of Bridgelux, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Future Electronics Offers Tips on Designing for EMC: Is Mitigation or Prevention the Best Option?

Montreal, Canada – January 30, 2013 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has published an informative article about more effectively meeting design requirements for electro magnetic compatibility (EMC) and discussing the operation, benefits and drawbacks of new power components in LED luminaires.

Featured in the January issue of FTM (Future Technology Magazine), and written by Arnoldas Bagdonas, a Future Advanced Engineer at Future Electronics, the article covers the pros and cons of various design methods, shows multiple examples of different configurations, and covers a range of available technologies and solutions to help manufacturers achieve a better balance of EMC performance, material cost and production expenses.

While reliability and efficiency of the power circuit in an LED luminaire may have been impaired due to compromises brought about in an effort to meet EMC requirements in the past, new component technologies are now available which enable designers to reduce the scale of these challenges.

The author provides a helpful overview of considerations to be taken into account, and offers expert advice on a variety of architectural and circuit design choices. Bagdonas stresses the importance of prototype testing, explaining, “At the pre-production stage it is too late – or at least extremely expensive – to alter equipment or modify elements of the PCB design… Yet these are exactly the elements which can make the difference between a product passing or failing its EMC test.”

The full article can be read at Page 22 ~ 24 of FTM. For additional information about LED drivers, LED luminaires, power components, LEDs, power integration, and LED lighting, along with access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, please visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com