June 2015
Arrow Times
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Here's an inspiring career success story on Simon Yu, president of Arrow Global Components Asia-Pacific region on Hong Kong's leading English newspaper South China Morning Post. Simon speaks about his journey from getting into an entry sales position in electronics distribution industry by chance as a summer job to becoming a successful business leader at Arrow.

2015 Arrow Lighting Solution Guide provides wide portfolio of lighting products, services, and complete solutions that you cannot miss. Click here to view the complete list of lighting solutions and view brochure online!

Arrow Lighting Designer is a sophisticated cloud-based application platform to design complete LED lighting system solutions in minutes. This integrated design environment combines multiple modules including light sources, secondary optics, power supplies, connectors, heat sinks and boards to develop a system solution. Click here to start!

Arrow Lighting team provides a series of lighting solutions including wireless module, smart lighting (Downlight, High Bay), Streetlamp etc. Click here to explore how Arrow Lighting team helps you shorten the time to market now!

It's no wonder that people associate bright new ideas with a light bulb. Lighting has forever shed light on innovation. That's why Arrow brings new thinking to lighting.

This report provides general information on purchasing trend of product segments including Analog, Discrete, Embedded, Logic, Connectors etc. Contact your local Arrow sales representative to find out how Arrow can help you manage inventory assets more effectively and increase your supply chain efficiency.


Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in various lighting applications because of their advantages to users and society overall; color temperature can be controlled easily with LEDs, they have extreme long life compared to conventional lighting, and they have extremely high energy efficiency.

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a new wide VIN, four-switch buck-boost controller that achieves the highest power efficiency with reduced EMI. The LM5175 manages input voltages from 3.5 V to 42 V and regulates output voltages from 0.8 V to 55 V.

In this article, a comprehensive portfolio of Cree's products and solutions will be presented, e.g. Lighting class high power white LED, Discretes LED, CXA/CXB LED Integrated Arrays, MK-R, XM-L, MT-G EasyWhite Arrays, XLamp Color LEDs and Color Arrays, etc.

LIFX today announced their latest smart lighting solution - the White 800. Developed with Qualcomm Wi-Fi for IOE solutions from Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Li Seng Smart Home Gateway is equipped with a Zigbee module. With the aid of a Wi-Fi router, the Gateway provides a communication media among the control devices (such as: smartphone), and the devices in a household (such as: Lighting, Switch, Power socket, LED driver box and Remote control) that equipped with a Zigbee module.

WK1230 is a low-power Wi-Fi module launched by Longsys, targeted mainly at the smart lighting market. The module can be easily embedded into LED driver modules and only requires very little configuration to connect to a Wifi hotspot. This makes it an ideal solution for intelligent home appliances.

KEMET has long history to offer the film capacitor products in lighting application from the traditional Fluorescent lamp ballast to current LED driver. According to different circuit positions in lighting such as EMI filter circuit, PFC circuit, Switching and Resonant circuit etc., KEMET offers exactly suitable X/Y film capacitor or different kind of pulse film capacitor according to the request from engineers.

RECOM is proud to offer a board portfolio of LED drivers products, including Dimmable/ Non-Dimmable AC LED drivers, Buck and Buck/Boost Dimmable DC LED Drivers. View this article to see how your lighting designs benefit from the innovative technologies.

The advent of light-emitting diode (LED) technology marked a significant revolution in the electrical lighting industry. Since 1990, when LED lamps were introduced, it is increasingly replacing legacy light sources such as mercury vapour, metal halide, and sodium vapour in outdoor lighting applications.

This brochure covers ON Semiconductors comprehensive LED lighting solutions comprising LED drivers, power management, control, protection, communication and sensing products for solid state lighting applications for automotive, consumer electronics, portable, architectural lighting and general lighting.

Triac dimmable solution can be very complex or can be very simple depend on what kind of performance you ask for. RT7310 is a choice that we try to use the lowest cost to get the best performance as we can.

The innovative Versatile Lighting Module (VLM) allows luminaire manufacturers to build a singular, low-voltage fixture that can be upgraded or adjusted while offering a variable level of light output, correlated color temperature (CCT) and beam-spread.

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today launched the LCC600 series, a new family of fanless, conduction-cooled AC-DC power supplies that can deliver their full 600 Watt power output across a wide operating temperature range of minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

Developers faced by many of the reliability challenges of streetlight or industrial LED lighting applications can find optimal solutions in Bourns broad selection of products. Open LED failure can be addressed with a range of LSP devices, and Power TVS diodes offer effective protection for applications in an electrically-exposed environment where varistors may not be able to offer the required performance.

In recent months, there has been a move to integrate capacitive-touch and capacitive-proximity user interfaces into lighting applications. Unfortunately, the differences in technology and techniques between lighting and touch sensing can create conflicting design goals, particularly in the cost-constrained arena of architectural lighting. This paper will provide you with techniques and strategies for bridging that gap.

Smart Lighting, the idea of using technology in the home to make life easier, more comfortable, and more connected has been around for quite a while, so why do we see it as a key highlight of 2015? Several reasons.

This article talks a little bit about LEDs, including why they will become the lighting source of choice, how to power them and also, how to protect them from the hazards they face within their respective implementations. These include high bay lighting, architectural lighting, outdoor street lighting and even 75W incandescent bulb replacement.

Of all the technologies under development in the lighting world, LED technology is the one that will radically change the market in the immediate future. This technology is not new. Improved chip designs and materials have allowed for brighter and longer-lasting light sources that can be used in a wide spectrum of applications.

Ledlink is offering a series of Lens products suitable for a wide range of applications such as retrofit lighting, stage lighting, light bar, etc. See this article to learn more.

New EZ-BLE PRoC Module is the Industry's Only Solution with End-to-End Support, Streamlining Design of a Wide Range of Wireless Applications

Light is an important factor in everyday life. At CK, we help your lighting systems to function reliably around the clock. From lighting controllers, occupancy sensors to shutter blind controllers, CK offers application specific, custom solutions to your most challenging requirements.

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces that U.S. startup, Zuli, has specified Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) in Zulis award-winning Bluetooth Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) Zuli Smartplugs for the home that allow users to automatically control lights and appliances by detecting their presence when entering or leaving a room.

The tremendous advancements in LED lighting in public and private
communities have changed the requirements for passive components.
Conventional fluorescence and HID ballasts mainly use commodity R-chips
and MLCCs with high capacitance and high voltage snubber NPO MLCCs.

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