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RS Components introduces new LED illumination products that match and recreate natural sunlight

New SunLike LEDs from Seoul Semiconductor are ideal for touchscreen interface development

London, UK, 23 November 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has announced availability of a range of LED-based products that use new technology to deliver a quality of illumination that is exceptionally natural looking and is designed to be virtually indistinguishable from sunlight.

The ‘SunLike’ LED range from Seoul Semiconductor has been developed as a natural-light LED that is optimised for human-centric lighting. Sunlike contributes to the improvement of human health (including sleep quality and prevention of eye fatigue and myopia) by providing healthy light for the stabilisation of human biorhythms. Essentially, SunLike removes the high-energy short-wavelength blue LED light source and replaces it with a purple-light LED chip, which is based upon the combination of Seoul Semiconductor's patented LED chip technology along with innovative TRI-R phosphor technology from Toshiba Materials.

Having won numerous awards worldwide, the SunLike LEDs also triumphed at the recent Lux Awards 2018 in the ‘Enabling Technology of the Year’ category, which rewards exceptional technology developments in various fields including light sources, drivers, optics, thermal products and innovative materials.

A key element of the SunLike technology is the realisation of true natural colour with an excellent colour reproduction ratio (CRI) that is similar to sunlight. It scores a sunlight spectrum concordance rate of 94%. In addition, the SunLike LEDs offer high clarity and a dimensional sense to objects and text with glare-free illumination, making it an ideal technology for deployment in backlighting applications and touchscreen interface development in particular.

Available in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, RS is now stocking a range of Seoul Semiconductor SunLike LEDs with warm-, natural- and cool-white colour temperatures including 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K specification devices.

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About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com

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Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Northern Europe
RS Components
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