Seoul Semiconductor to sponsor the 10th annual Luminaire Design Competition at the University of California

The University of California, Davis, will host its 10th annual edition of the Luminaire Design Competition during which attending students will compete in creating original luminaire prototypes for outdoor pathways using an energy-efficient LED module manufactured by LEDLab and Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich2 AC-LED module.

Image credit: flickr User: Truus, Bob & Jan too!
Image credit: flickr User: Truus, Bob & Jan too!

According to the news release on the PRweb, the 10-week design competition will enable enrolled students to work with cutting-edge lighting technologies and share their designs with distinguished professionals in the lighting industry.

Students competing in the challenge will be provided with an energy-efficient LED module manufactured by LEDLab using Seoul Semiconductor LEDs and components and packaged into a ready-to-use product distributed by Seoul Semiconductor.

“We are excited to sponsor this year’s class and to be inspired by the young minds working on this intriguing outdoor LED project,” says Seoul Semiconductor North America Marketing Representative Megan Silkman.

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acrich2 AC-LED modules are unique pieces of technology that can easily be connected to AC line power with no driver of ballast. The custom Acrich2 module is designed by LEDLab to be integrated into energy-efficient lighting projects. The modules are designed to be used in areas with space constraints and allow cost-effective installation, as they can be fitted in a standard electrical J-Box. An advanced cooling system extends the life of the modules for more than 60,000 hours.

The winner and the runner-up of the competition will be presented with a chance to bring their winning designs to LightFair International, the industry’s largest annual lighting conference and trade show, with all expenses covered by Seoul Semiconductor.

The LightFair 2014 conference will enable the students to present their luminaires in a special section of the Seoul Semiconductor booth and meet industry experts, presenting them with massive job opportunities.

Seoul Semiconductor is the fifth largest manufacturer of light emitting diodes for the automotive, general illumination/lighting, appliance, signage and back lighting markets. Holding more than 10,000 patents globally, the company offers a broad range of LED technologies  and production capacities in areas such as “nPola”, deep UV LEDs, “Acrich”, the world’s first semiconductor light source that operates directly from both AC and DC power supplies, and “Acrich MJT – Multi-Junction Technology,” a proprietary family of high-voltage LEDs.

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