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Future Lighting Solutions to help deliver Japan’s first LUXEON-based LED retrofit light bulb

Future Lighting Solutions is collaboration with Hong Kong’s Quantum Lighting Products Limited to develop a LED retrofit for E26-base incandescent light bulbs. The retrofits will utilize LUXEON Rebel LEDs and are being marketed through Japanese retail stores under the country’s Elpa brand.
The bulbs were designed by Quantum for Asahi Electric Corporation, the owner of the Elpa brand. Future Lighting Solutions provided engineering assistance, including input on LED board layout and thermal management, as well as consultation on board assembly on the production line. Each 4W or 5.5W retrofit bulb contains three or five LUXEON Rebel LEDs, lasts up to 40,000 hours, and consumes 1/10 the energy of its incandescent counterpart, says the company. 
“We have five years of experience in designing and manufacturing LED flashlights, but expanding into LED retrofit bulbs presented new development challenges,” said Thomas Chan, Managing Director for Quantum Lighting. “Partnering with Future Lighting Solutions enabled us to deliver a reliable product without unnecessary development cycles while also launching a new product line that will significantly build our business.”

“We have had a good working relationship with Quantum since they began developing solid state flashlights, and that paved the way for collaboration on this retrofit project,” said Winter Chan, Regional Sales VP of Future Lighting Solutions. “The bulb is already so successful that there is talk of expanding the market to North America and Europe, furthering our goal of fueling the global adoption of solid state illumination.”
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September 8, 2010  By  John Gilson

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