Sol IV Semiconductor launches redesigned website
Date announced: February 13, 2015
Major website redesign project incorporates new features to ensure customers and partners can take advantage of the best in LED component offering.
Sol IV Semiconductor announces the launch of its redesigned corporate website www.SoiIVSemi.com and www.ParagonLED.net. The new website reflects the company’s key commitment to developing leading LED solutions for OEMs and retrofit markets.
Integral features of the new site include enhanced navigation and clean modern layout, plus the new capability of sending RFQ requests directly to the manufacturer.
"The rapid growth of LED applications in the marketplace demands that we stay current with the needs of both the Canadian and global customer" states Bruce Sharp, Engineering Manager, at Sol IV Semiconductor Solid State Luminaires division. "The investment in our new website design supports our strategy to ensure we continue building our leadership in LED modules, drivers, heat dissipation systems, optical systems and luminaire control solutions with our OEM and retrofit customers in Canada and worldwide".
The new website more effectively communicates the world-changing portfolio of commercial LED components offered by Sol IV Semiconductor. It has been redesigned to entice site visitors to explore and engage with rich site content in a simple and quick manner. This will help visitors better understand their options to connect with Sol IV Semiconductor in order to choose the best LED product.
"These improvements demonstrate our commitment to lead the world of LED technologies" says Mr. Sharp. "We look forward to helping more OEMs and retrofit companies to achieve fast and cost-effective implementation of LED technologies both in new luminaire designs and conversion of existing light fixtures installed in the field."
Sol IV Semiconductor announces the addition of FOCO™ branded optical systems compatible with Paragon LM™ and Tridonic LED modules
Date announced: January 5, 2015
Sol IV Semiconductor announced today the introduction of it's new FOCO™ LED optical systems compatible with Paragon™ LM and Tridonic Talexx LED modules. The FOCO™ line has been developed to be the industry's most efficient and cost-effective beam-adjusting optical system for linear LED modules. FOCO™ offers lighting OEMs the industry's highest scalability, exceptional optical performance, efficiency, and push-and-click tool-less installation that takes only seconds.
Sol IV Semiconductor completes a 35,000 hour ESRT (Extreme Stress Reliability Test) in DLC listed luminaires
Date announced: December 19, 2014
Sol IV Semiconductor completed a 35,000 hour in-field ESRT durability and reliability test of it's Paragon™ LED platform. At the end of November 2010, 238 units of OEM LED luminaire sets consisting of Paragon™ SESIoN-i 80W industrial LED drivers driven at maximum power and 347 input Volts, connected with Paragon™ LE 44" LED modules driven at full current, were mounted in airtight polymeric IP67 certified luminaire enclosures to create a complete DLC-listed light fixture. All 238 ESRT luminaires were installed in a 24/7 commercial installation in a unique way that escalated LED module and LED driver temperatures right to the maximum allowed case temperatures of the LED 70C module and the LED driver 90C. Instead of attaching luminaires to the ceiling with mounting brackets that normally create a ventilation gap between the top of the luminaire and the ceiling, ESRT luminaire's housings were tightly nailed directly to the ceiling, with no gap. ESRT luminaires have been running so hot that some of the polymeric housings now show thermal deformation to the top.
Despite the Extreme Stress conditions, there were zero failures recorded after more than 48 months or 35,000 hours of non-stop operation. The results of this ESRT give OEM customers confidence that they are using quality components that best fit their needs, while assuring longevity and a maintenance-free life.
Sol IV Semiconductor passes UL TL certification of Paragon™ SESSIoN-i industrial strength LED drivers
Date announced: October 15, 2014
Sol IV Semiconductor announces Type TL compliancy certification of LED driver by UL. The LED Driver Type TL Program by UL is an extension of the UL Recognized Component Program. The TL certification of Paragon™ SESSIoN-i industrial drivers will assist Sol IV Semiconductor in gaining greater market access for these highly acclaimed power supplies. The Type TL evaluation service also assists end-product LED luminaire manufacturers (OEMs) to improve their speed-to-market by making it easy to use Paragon™ SESSIoN-i TL compliant LED Drivers.
"Through the flexibility of the UL Recognized Component program, LED Drivers are often designed with varying constructions and are tested in a variety of ways. This flexibility creates a situation where, in most cases, no two LED drivers are interchangeable without the need for additional safety considerations. UL’s Type TL Program takes aim at this situation and creates a set of evaluation and testing guidelines to allow for more standardized LED Driver constructions and ratings. By requiring certain construction features, such as an enclosure and provisions for field wiring, we can reduce the amount of considerations required in the end product. By additionally standardizing Temperature Test methods and fault testing criteria we can further reduce the amount of considerations required in the end product." writes Michael Ritto, UL Business Development Manager. "By minimizing the end product considerations and opening a path for direct substitution, the TL program helps ensure that OEM products gain market access in the most efficient way possible. The Type TL evaluation method allows component manufacturers to more easily engage their end users and give them confidence that they are using the component that best fits their needs" concludes Ritto..
Sol IV Semiconductor completes the final round of reliability and performance testing of it's Paragon™ LED light engines driven by Seoul Semiconductor LEDs
Date announced: August 29, 2014
Sol IV Semiconductor recently completed the Reliability Assessment Program (RAP) for Paragon™ LE light engine testing with two hundred LED modules constantly running at maximum rated current and maximum allowed temperature maintained in an environmental chamber through a 12-month, 8,600 hours accelerated aging process. The tests met success criteria and demonstrated the effectiveness of GaN-on-silicon design enhancements to Paragon™ LE light engines.
Sol IV Semiconductor offers OEMs a complete suite of NVLAP accredited fully certified LED luminaire testing services with the addition of Energy Star and DLC application processes.
Date announced: February 19, 2014
OEM customers worldwide applause the decision of Sol IV Semiconductor's management to invest in a new LED luminaire testing service. This decision grants Sol IV Semiconductor OEM customers, large and small, easy access to comprehensive LED luminaire testing under all applicable IESNA standards.
Sol IV Semiconductor also provides "one-call-does-it-all" DLC testing and approval service. Services are in most instances provided to Sol IV Semiconductor customers free of charge. For more information visit www.SolIVSemi.com, or contact the Sol IV Semiconductor Client Services team +1-416-8000-895, email: crm@SolIVSemi.com
Sol IV Semiconductor adds economy grade solutions to it's UL-recognized portfolio of Paragon brand LED drivers
Date announced: November 9, 2013
Quickly growing market acceptance of LED technology and lower prices result in LED implementation ROIs being more appealing to energy conservation decision makers. Rapidly falling LED component prices are now directly passed to Sol IV Semiconductor customers in the recent offering of 12 new Paragon commercial LED drivers. The new Economy Class Paragon-e series LED drivers are now available in both dimmable and non-dimmable, 12W, 20W, 30W, 40W and 80W LED power, Isolated Class 2 outputs. Paragon-e LED drivers come with the same 6 year warranty as other Paragon products.
Sol IV Semiconductor completes 17,000 hour ESRT (Extreme Stress Reliability Test)
Date announced: December 5, 2012
Sol IV Semiconductor completed a 17000 hour in-field ESRT durability and reliability test of it's Paragon™ LED platform. At the end of November 2010, 238 units of OEM LED luminaire sets consisting of Paragon™ SESIoN-i 80W industrial LED drivers driven at maximum load and 347 input Volts, connected with Paragon™ LE 44" LED modules driven at maximized allowed current, were mounted in airtight IP67 certified luminaire enclosures to create a complete DLC-listed light fixture. All 238 ESRT luminaires were installed in a 24/7 parking garage type of commercial installation in a unique way that escalated the LED module and LED driver temperatures right to the maximum allowed case temperatures of the LED module 70C, and the LED driver 90C. Instead of attaching luminaires to the ceiling with mounting brackets that normally create a ventilation gap between the top of the luminaire and the ceiling, these ESRT luminaire's housings were tightly nailed directly to the ceiling, with no gap. Despite the Extreme Stress conditions, there were zero failures recorded after more than 24 months or 17,000 hours of non-stop operation.
Sol IV Semiconductor announces an addition to its Synemtix™ branded passive and active LED heat dissipation solutions
Date announced: August 31, 2012
Sol IV Semiconductor’s groundbreaking Synemtix™ heat sinks have garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews in the LED market. Available in high thermal efficiency cold-forged needle-pin design, the round DiaLED and rectangular FormLED heat sinks in various sizes are just precursors of a complete range of dedicated and highly effective LED coolers for professional deployment in spotlights, downlights, high bays and a further range of architectural and utility LED applications.
Both DiaLED and FormLED's upcoming descendants are Zhaga-ready, and have a matrix of mounting holes that allows for the very easy attachment of a great number of market-leading LED engines. Thanks to the extremely thorough thermal verification of all heat sink lines, Sol IV Semiconductor can provide total thermal disclosure for each model, coupled with several brands and categories of LED COB’s and SMD modules. All thermal data can be available for the product specification of every Sol IV Semiconductor heat sink. In this manner, engineers save time and effort during the design stage of their LED fixture, and will significantly shorten their time to market.
Sol IV Semiconductor standardizes on Seoul Semiconductor SMD LEDs to achieve a perfect balance between LED module performance, longevity and affordable costs
Date announced: May 14, 2012
Traditionally, the semiconductor industry has supplied LEDs for lighting keypads and backlights, plus GaAs components for switching and power amplification. Meanwhile, the use of silicon has been restricted to signal processing and memory. This has recently changed. An important area where silicon and the III-Vs semiconductors are coming together to create better products is LED production. The main advantage is reduction of LED production costs. Consumer LED bulbs that now cost $40 could be cut to $5 within a few years. After strict due-diligence applied to testing products from multiple global vendors, Sol IV Semiconductor decided to partner with Seoul Semiconductor, the world's fourth largest LED manufacturer based in Seoul, Korea; for designing and manufacturing Gen. 2 of Paragon™ LE modules. Seoul Semiconductor's broad product portfolio includes a wide array of package and device choices such as AC-driven LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, mid-power LEDs, side-view LEDs, through-hole type LED lamps, custom displays, and sensors. The year 2013 will mark the birth of high-volume GaN-on-silicon production, and Sol IV Semiconductor is adjusting it's designs and manufacturing processes to promptly adapt to this change to be able to deliver this new cost-saving technology to its customers as soon as it becomes commercially available.
Sol IV Semiconductor announces plans to launch a world-changing portfolio of 60 standardized LED modules including the new tunable CCT designs
Date announced: November 7, 2011
Sol IV Semiconductor announced the launch of sixty standardized LED light engines designed for indoor and outdoor applications. This broad variety offering in off-the-shelf LED light engines with linear lengths up to 47.25", opens up entirely new creative possibilities and production conveniences for luminaire manufacturers and designers. In a square, round or linear design, the Paragon™ LE modules are plug-and-play, and can be installed separately or as a combination of models. The easy to use peel-and-stick, fully approved, mounting method saves drilling holes and other manual labor, simplifying and reducing assembly costs. LED modules interconnecting options include In/out Molex# 503-471-0200 compatible with Philips / Molex Flexi-Mate™, soldered silicone insulated wires, or other methods to suit the OEM's needs. Sixty forms of Paragon™ LE modules are launched in a range of multiple price/performance categories. This will enable customers to choose the light engine best suited for their light fixture.
The tunable white Paragon™ LE modules for LED luminaires are ideally placed to meet the requirements of human-occupied premises and provide variable white light quality for interiors dedicated to learning and hospitality, art and culture, as well as to retail and presentation environments. Different materials or colours can be highlighted using the optimal colour temperature (CCT) without having to replace the luminaires or the lamps. Important markets for Sol IV Semiconductor Paragon™ LE modules and Paragon™ SESIoN-i drivers – alongside the English-speaking region – are Scandinavia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Benelux. OEMs, lighting designers, ESCO contractors and consultants, in particular, look to Sol IV Semiconductor for an applications-oriented approach and a partner who deeply understands the topic of current lighting solutions.
Sol IV Semiconductor added high power COB modules to it's offering
Date announced: June 28, 2011
With an expectation for the overall market for COBs to grow significantly to an estimated $4.35 billion in 2020 from $0.14 billion in 2010, Sol IV Semiconductor added a new series of high quality commercial COB modules, represented by immediate availability of a 150W module. Paragon™ COB modules can achieve efficacy that exceeds 130 Lumens per Watt. Growing demand for COBs is mainly due to the increased penetration of COB luminaires and lamps into some specific lighting applications, such as downlights and spotlights. With better light distribution and design flexibility, Sol IV Semiconductor expects a significant growth for Paragon™ COB, especially in directional lighting applications. The benefits of Paragon™ COBs are better light distribution, design flexibility, and the fact that COBs are the wide-area light emitters, which make them ideal for light applications including downlights, spotlights, street lights, and high bays.
Sol IV Semiconductor expands it's UL/cUL Recognized LED driver line
Date announced: March 01, 2011
Sol IV Semiconductor now offers a new series of six programmable dimmable types of UL/cUL recognized Paragon™ SESIoN-i brand industrial LED drivers in 40W, 54W and 80W Constant Current outputs in 120-277V, 230V and 347V inputs. Paragon™ SESIoN-i dimmable industrial grade electronic ballast-shaped LED drivers feature cold-forged aluminum housings that couple unparalleled heat dissipation allowing industry-only case temperature to be as high as 90°C /194°F with premium performance and product longevity while maintaining full Warranty. Linearly programmable output current adjustments independent from the dimming feature and simplified ballast-like installation make them the benchmark selection for both OEM and retrofit commercial applications.
Sol IV Semiconductor obtains UL and cUL Recognized approvals of industrial-strength Paragon™ SESIoN-i LED driver line
Date announced: October 6, 2010
Sol IV Semiconductor obtained UL and cUL Recognized approvals of Paragon™ LED drivers. These include six programmable Paragon™ SESIoN-i brand LED drivers in 40W, 54W and 80W Constant Current outputs and with 120-277V, 230V and 347V inputs. Paragon™ SESIoN-i industrial grade electronic ballast-shaped LED drivers feature cold-forged aluminum housings that couple unparalleled heat dissipation allowing industry-only case temperature to be as high as 90°C /194°F with premium performance and product longevity while maintaining full Warranty. Linearly programmable output current adjustments independent from the dimming feature and simplified ballast-like installation make them the benchmark selection for both OEM and retrofit commercial applications. For more information about Sol IV Semiconductor LED driver products, please contact Rob at email@example.com.
Sol IV Semiconductor teams up with LG to design the longest-lasting LED light engines in the industry
Date announced: May 8, 2010
Following the extensive research and testing of hundreds of thousands LED packages from more than twenty LED producers from USA, Taiwan, Korea, the U.K. and Finland, Sol IV Semiconductor chose to standardize on the LG Innotek product. LG Innotek is a Korea-based vertically integrated LED manufacturer with newly announced extended capabilities in epitaxy and white phosphors through to packaged emitters and modules. As part of the LG Group, it supplies LED back-lighting units for LCD panels. The manufacturing facility in Paju, Korea performs all aspects of LED production, from epitaxial wafer growth to LED module production. The aim of cooperation is to transfer the successful high-volume business in LED backlights for LCD screens to the field of professional lighting.
Sol IV Semiconductor welcomes new LED Applications Engineer
Date Announced: February 1, 2010
Toronto, Canada - Sol IV Semiconductor, a Canadian manufacturer and global supplier of electronic solid state light sources (LED modules), drivers, lamps, and complete lighting solutions, welcomes Monica Fisher as LED Applications Engineer. Ms. Fisher will be working together with Sol IV Semiconductor Engineering Vice-President, Global Product Manager, Bruce Sharp to grow Sol IV Semiconductor LED product lines, such as Sol IV Semiconductor Paragon™ LED Modules, LED Drivers, LED Lamps and Integrated LED Light Engines.
Ms. Fisher is responsible for bringing the Sol IV Semiconductor LED Retrofit Service online and is the Sol IV Semiconductor resident expert on high durability industrial LED drivers. Ms. Fisher has over 7 years experience designing, testing and supporting LED products, and more than 20 years designing lighting electronics in general (ballasts, sensors, controls). Please welcome Monica to the Sol IV Semiconductor team at Lightfair International booth #1535.
Sol IV Semiconductor announces management appointment
Date announced: April 14, 2008
Toronto, Canada - Sol IV Semiconductor announced the executive appointment of Bruce Sharp as the new Engineering Vice-President, Global Product Manager of LED products that include solid state electronic light sources, LED arrays and modules, lamps and drivers. Mr. Sharp is a seasoned engineering executive with a proven track record of innovation, as well as success in customer-facing roles. Mr. Sharp will leverage his expertise in White LED products, spanning LED chip development to the most challenging OEM and end-user applications.
About Sol IV Semiconductor
Sol IV Semiconductor is a leading global supplier that provides the international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) market with a wide variety of solid state electronic light sources and related component and accessory solutions for every conceivable LED application: LED arrays and modules, complete light engines, drivers, passive and active heat dissipation solutions, sensor switches and dimmers, control systems, emergency lighting, wiring harnesses and custom assemblies. Sol IV Semiconductor has facilities dedicated to sales and service excellence in North America, Europe and Asia. Sol IV Semiconductor's product diversity and excellence is due in part to its international world-class engineers and product experts, as well as its investment and commitment to leadership in product innovation. Sol IV Semiconductor's product quality ranks among the best in the industry. Sol IV Semiconductor is dedicated to becoming the world leader in cost-effective and energy-efficient lighting solutions. For more information about Sol IV Semiconductor please visit www.SolIVSemi.com, or contact the Sol IV Semiconductor Client Services team +1-416-8000-895, email: crm@SolIVSemi.com