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Future Lighting Solutions Named
Innova Award Finalist

Company nominated for QLED Thermal Simulation Software

Future Lighting Solutions Press Release - 10/28/2008
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Future Lighting Solutions

Future Lighting Solutions

MONTREAL, Canada - Future Lighting Solutions announced today that its QLED thermal simulation software for solid-state lighting designers has been named a finalist in LED Journal's Innova Awards, designed to honor LED-related technology breakthroughs. QLED is nominated in the Product Development Excellence category, which recognizes the most innovative and cutting-edge products in the industry.

Winners are selected by online voting at and will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of LED Journal. Voting closes November 3.

QLED reduces LED application design cycles, development costs and time to market by eliminating the traditional trial-and-error approach to thermal design. The software guides users through step-by-step design wizards to select, place and simulate power LEDs mounted on FR-4 boards or MCPCBs. It also calculates the expected luminous flux produced by the LED and allows users to seamlessly integrate thermal vias, heat sinks and fans to generate the most accurate transient or steady state thermal simulations.

As a result, lighting developers can develop, simulate and optimize thermal designs in minutes instead of working with a thermal design engineer and costly software alternatives. A QLED evaluation version can be downloaded free of charge at

A major upgrade scheduled for release over the next few months will include the ability to add and solve complex shapes as part of the complete LED-based lighting system model. Users will be able to generate complex shapes either through the user interface or by importing CAD geometries. Then they will be able to employ one of three new meshing schemes along with a new system CFD solver to complete the simulation.

The Innova Awards, announced annually by LED Journal, are designed to recognize companies for industry leadership, product development excellence, best new technology and outstanding LED applications that are paving the way to the widespread adoption of LED technology. For more information, visit

About Future Lighting Solutions

Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and solution support for lighting designers and OEMs interested in taking advantage of solid state lighting technology. Future Lighting Solutions provides LED lighting knowledge, resources, programs, partners, solutions and logistics support to promote the development of LED products and installations. The company is a division of Future Electronics, the third largest electronic components distributor in the world. Both companies operate in 167 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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