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Molex Announces LED Offering
for Government, Commercial, and Residential Construction

Fully integrated solution addresses critical needs of electrical and lighting contractors worldwide

Molex Incorporated Press Release - 9/17/2009

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Transcend™ Lighting Series

Transcend™ Lighting Series

LISLE, Il. - Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA) today introduced to the government, commercial and residential construction markets the company's new series of patent-pending SSL products, the Transcend™ Lighting Series, which will be sold exclusively by Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. in North America. The innovative new products are small, interchangeable modules, which address some of the barriers to widespread adoption of LED technology, including precise heat and current management and the necessary optical design for superior illumination. The unique, sustainable format allows electrical and lighting contractors on residential and commercial sites to use Transcend LED lights in existing fixtures - from decorative wall sconces to recessed cans and track lights - all while meeting code requirements.

"The lighting market lacked a full service integrator that answered the needs of electrical and lighting contractors in the residential and commercial construction markets," said Mike Picini, vice president of Solid State Lighting, Molex Incorporated. "We developed the Transcend Lighting Series for the LED marketplace to enable more rapid adoption and greater acceptance of LED lighting. The new series is plug-and-play and meets current and possible future building code requirements, including Title 24, making it easier for electrical and lighting contractors to take full advantage of LED technology."

The Transcend Lighting Series will be available globally in September 2009 and enables electrical and lighting contractors to incorporate LED lights into their construction projects. Molex will showcase its first two products at the 2009 NECA Convention and Trade Show in Seattle, September 12-15 (Booth 411), which include:

• The Transcend RM2, a 2" reflector module, which provides efficient LED directional light with various beam intensity and angular distribution

• The Transcend PM3, a 3"surface puck module, which provides a diffused optic for ambient or decorative light

Both Transcend products are based on the AcricheTM 4W AC LED from Seoul Semiconductor and can be directly plugged into the AC line voltage without a converter or separate power supply. Other product features include:

• Available with GU24 base or direct wire attachment

• Power source: direct AC line voltage: 120V, 230V or 277V

• Color rendering index (CRI) of 80+

• Full integration with correlated color temperatures (CCT) of 3000K and 5000K

• Two beam angles: 11° and 25° available for RM2 module and 112° for PM3

• Dimmable

• UL recognized, code compliant

• Suitable for use in dry and damp locations protected from direct water spray

• Sustainable - easily replaceable solution

• Efficacy: ~33 L/W for RM2 and ~25 L/W for PM3

Building on the Transcend products, Molex will introduce a full suite of solutions for the lighting market for both direct (DC) and alternating (AC) current.

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About Molex Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 70-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 43 manufacturing locations in 18 countries. The Molex website is

Leviton is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Transcend is a trademark of Molex Incorporated.

Acriche is a trademark of Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

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