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Hella and Hubbell to develop non-automotive LED lighting

05-05-2014

Hella will supply LED light engines that will be assembled into Hubbells roadway lighting fixtures.

 
Hella LED light engine
Automotive electronics and lighting supplier Hella has formed a strategic partnership with US-based lighting manufacturer Hubbell Lighting to develop and market a non-automotive LED light based on Hellas LED lighting technology in North America.

 

The two companies intend to establish a cross-licensing relationship in which Hella will design, develop and manufacture LED modules (or light engines), while Hubbell Lighting will market and distribute roadway lighting fixtures into municipal markets.

 

The Hella LED light engine, which is designed for installation into existing cobra-head style roadway fixtures, will be manufactured at Hellas facilities in Flora, Illinois.

 

The 48-LED module has a power consumption of 75W and produces 5850 lm, at an efficacy of 78 lm/W. The standard color temperature is 4800K and the rated power factor is 0.95. The module provides a Type 2 or Type 3 lighting distribution.

 

Around two years ago, Hella, which takes the lead in developing LED lighting for automotive applications including LED headlights, introduced LED street lights in its native Germany.


 
Simple LED replacement

The Hella LED light engine, which is designed for installation into existing cobra-head style roadway fixtures, will be manufactured at Hellas facilities in Flora, Illinois.

 

The Hella LED module will be assembled into Hubbells RM series roadway fixture at the companys plant in Christiansburg, VA. It will also be marketed as a retrofit kit for existing roadway lighting fixtures.

 

The product would replace 150-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) and 175-watt mercury lamps and fixtures. It is estimated there is an installed base of 34 million streetlights in place in the US.

 

Hubbell Lighting will manage product marketing and distribution through its global sales network.


 
LED module in fixture
"We see many growth opportunities for LED lights in North America," said Steve Lietaert, VP of program management for Hella Electronics Corp. "LED technology offers an energy-efficient, low maintenance alternative to conventional lighting."

 

Richard Abernethy, VP of Hubbell Outdoor, Industrial and Emergency Lighting, said: "The opportunity to reform existing street lighting provides local governments a simple, cost-effective, sustainable solution for the growing need to save energy and control maintenance costs

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