New Wakefield LED heat sink extrusions developed with Bridgelux are available exclusively at Newark / element14
Leading electronics distributor facilitates the development of the optimal thermal management performance solution for Bridgelux LEDs
CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 - Newark, a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor in the Americas, announced today an exclusive stocking agreement for Wakefield Solutions’new LED heat sink extrusions. Wakefield and Bridgelux engineering teams worked together at Newark’s behest to design an optimal heat sink extrusion line which is compatible with all Bridgelux LEDs.
While very efficient, LEDs produce heat that must be dissipated in lighting designs and retrofits, and this is often a challenge for engineers who do not have an extensive thermal management background. Wakefield’s new heat sink extrusions save engineers the considerable time it can take to match the right heat sink with the right LED. Offering the maximum thermal management performance, they can accommodate top or side mounting with Bridgelux LEDs.
"LED lighting systems continue their rapid growth in multiple markets,” comments Wayne Frerichs, President and CEO of Wakefield Solutions, Inc. "Our collaborative design effort to align our newly-developed heat sinks with unique LED arrays will provide Newark's customers with the lighting performance they deserve."
“We are committed to offering engineers innovative solutions that increase performance,” says Jeff Uden, VP Product Management, Newark. “With products from more than 500 top manufacturers available to ship the same day, our customers can also count on getting their orders just when they need them.”
An extrusion selector guide, white papers and Wakefield thermal management products are available at www.newark.com/wakefield-solutions Newark’s element14 engineering community also offers excellent resources to assist engineers throughout the lighting design process, including a lighting microsite and access to Wakefield engineer Joe Mennucci for technical chat.
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Newark and its innovative online element14 engineering community, are both businesses of the global Premier Farnell Group (LSE:pfl), a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals around the world. Stocking components and test equipment from 500+ top manufacturers, Newark is known in the US, Canada and Mexico for providing the broadest electronics selection for same-day shipping. Customers do business with Newark through multiple sales channels: contact centers, a local branch network, field sales force and websites at www.newark.com and www.element14.com
Janice Fleisher, PR Manager, Americas
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