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Mouser Electronics global distribution network picks up the Plessey ORION™ Beam Forming Module

Plymouth, ENGLAND – 2 May 2017: Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components announced today that Mouser Electronics Inc. is distributing Plessey’s ORION™ beam forming module.

The Plessey Orion PLWS3000 series module represented a size and performance breakthrough for LED lighting modules giving architectural and industrial lighting designers a new level of design freedom. By integrating the LED and optics into a tiny module, the Orion module delivers over 3000 lumens from a unit just 5.6mm thick and 82mm in diameter. The Orion module uses Plessey’s Stellar™ beam forming technology to achieve a powerful and highly directional beam from such a slim module. Key features include improved light uniformity and excellent thermal performance.

Kristin Schuetter, Mouser’s Vice President, Supplier Management, Semiconductors, said, “We are pleased to continue to partner with Plessey to distribute their innovative LED lighting products to our customers across the globe. We aim to provide design engineers with the latest technologies so that they can create state-of-the-art solutions. The recently announced Orion module, which was named a top-ten product at LuxLive, fits that mission. Since then it has also won the prestigious Sapphire Award for ‘Modular LED Light Engine’ in association with LEDs Magazine, held at the Strategies in Light and The LED Show 2017 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, California. The Sapphire Awards focus on the LED based solid-state lighting (SSL) market from an enabling-technology and elegance-of-design perspective to recognise true technology stars.”

Keith Strickland, Plessey’s Chief Technology Officer, said “By integrating the LED module with the optics, Plessey has delivered the next phase in LED lighting with low cost, high efficiency and greater control of light. We believe that Orion modules will transform the design of retail, industrial, hospitality and outdoor lighting.  The improved thermal characteristics allows the heat sink to be reduced in size enabling further size reductions in the end fixture.”

Giuliano Cassataro, Plessey Director of Sales, said, “Mouser Electronics’ global distribution network is an extremely important channel for Plessey and we are delighted that Mouser now offers the ORION product to its lighting customers worldwide. We now have available a wide range of LED products and solutions manufactured here in the UK. We are seeing demand not only for more differentiated solutions but also for ever increasing design freedom from lighting designers. Our product portfolio also been extended with the PLW7070 range that has been designed using our unique integrated multi-junction die architecture that provides us with a differentiated solution for a diverse range of high power applications in high bay, floodlighting, street lighting, spot lighting and down lighting, in addition to portable torches and lamps. The move for designers to mid-power products because of low cost can now be reversed as we can provide solutions where the overall fixture costs are up to 50% lower. GaN-on-silicon is really starting to come into its own.”

Plessey provides components and solutions across the whole of the lighting value chain.  Lighting system designers and specifiers can access its design, build and supply chain expertise from blue die through packaged LEDs and modules to complete luminaires and fixtures. Plessey released the ORION during the LED Professional Symposium in Bregenz, Austria in September 2016. They unveiled additions to the Orion LED module family at the LuxLive in London exhibition in November 2016. Mouser will ensure lighting designers and customers can easily access the Orion family of LED modules globally.

Orion Beam Forming Module
The Orion family encompasses a range of beam angles from 15° – 60° degrees, from modules as little as 5.6mm in depth. These modules are available to purchase through the Mouser Electronics Plessey microsite: http://www.mouser.com/new/plessey-semiconductors/plessey-orion-modules

About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 4 million products from more than 600 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About Plessey
Plessey is a British based, international leading expert in the manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and controls applications, and is now at the forefront of the Solid State Lighting revolution. Its MaGIC™ (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) LED technology has won numerous awards for its innovation and ability to cut the cost of LED lighting by using standard silicon manufacturing techniques. By using its understanding of electronics and expertise in micro-electronic product design and manufacture, Plessey is radically enhancing the human experience with micro-electronics solutions such that people achieve more than they thought possible.

For further information and datasheets, please visit www.plesseysemiconductors.com or email sales@plesseysemi.com . You can also follow Plessey on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

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