Bridgelux Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell's Newark now stocks Bridgelux's in Premier Farnell's Newark now stocks Bridgelux's innovative LED Array products, developed specially to provide lamp and luminaire manufacturers with a solution for simplified system level integration.

Premier Farnell plc, the leading multi-channel, high service distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals worldwide, has signed a new global franchise agreement with Bridgelux, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, a technology leader in high-power, cost-effective and energy-efficient LED solutions. Unlike many other companies in the LED business, Bridgelux controls all of the core technologies from the epitaxial process to packaging. Bridgelux says that this enables it to manufacture both high power LED chips and LED Arrays. The Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) estimates the global lighting market to be about $40 billion USD. This agreement will provide Premier Farnell with the latest LED lighting technologies for its design engineering customer base.

Bridgelux contends that its LED Array products combine the higher efficiency, lifetime and reliability benefits of LEDs with the light output levels of many conventional lighting sources. Bridgelux says that its family of LED Array products offer high performance, compact, and cost-effective solid state lighting (SSL) solutions for the general lighting market. These products combine the higher efficiency, lifetime and reliability benefits of LEDs with the light output levels of many conventional lighting sources. Available product options deliver between 400 and 2,000 lumens under application conditions in cool, neutral and warm white colours. The high lumen output integrated sources reduce system design complexity, enabling miniaturized cost-effective lamp and luminaire designs. Applications include down lights, task and accent, track, hospitality, architectural, street, wide area, and security lighting.

Premier Farnell continues to invest in and drive its own technical support programmes to ensure that electronic design engineers around the world receive the support, information and data on the latest technologies and products from suppliers like Bridgelux as quickly and effectively as possible. This scheme provides designers with immediate web access to data and support, as well as reduced delivery lead times.

David Shen Head of Global Technology Marketing at Premier Farnell noted this new global franchise agreement with Bridgelux will continue to strengthen their SSL product offerings for their world-wide design engineering customer base. Clearly with Bridgelux LED technology they will be able to provide the necessary lighting solutions for customer base. Bridgelux LED Array products are ideal for Premier Farnell’s high service multi-channel marketing capabilities.

David Barnby, Bridgelux Vice President of Sales and General Manager of EMEA, indicated that Premier Farnell has the extensive global market reach and an excellent reputation for customer service, and they are confident that they will support Bridgelux’s customers by providing the very latest in high power, high quality LED light source technology. Bridgelux believe that their recently launched LED Arrays will significantly reduce the cost of light by simplifying LED lamp and luminaire designs thereby reducing manufacturing costs. Distributing their products through Premier Farnell complements their global sales network and their capabilities to service the fast-growing SSL market.

About Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a leading high service, multi-channel distributor of electronic, and industrial products and specialist services throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It goes to market with a differentiated value proposition, world-class marketing, a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of £823.1m and over 4,100 employees globally.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognizes the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalize its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in the UK, India, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico, and Premier Electronics in China and Hong Kong. In Singapore, Malaysia, and Brazil the operation is known as Farnell Newark.

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