Distribution deal adds LED cooling solutions to Abacus' portfolio

Avnet Abacus has signed a pan European distribution agreement with Taiwan-based MechaTronix, a developer of LED cooling solutions.

According to Abacus, thermal management is now a critical factor within LED fixtures and MechaTronix' range of LED coolers can provide passive or active heat dissipation for LEDs rated at up to 8000 lumen.

Alan Jermyn, vp marketing for Avnet Abacus, said: "This agreement means faster, easier access to these products for designers and manufacturers in Europe. It also fully complements the offering of our sister company, Silica and its team of lighting specialists, which can provide a complete lighting solution spanning LEDs, optics, drivers, connection and thermal management."

MechaTronix is said to be a 'preferred cooling partner' for LED manufacturers such as Cree, Lumileds, Osram and Sharp, providing thermal management products for a range of solid state lighting applications.