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Roled Opto and FLS Light Up Pearl River in Guangzhou

The firms have used 700,000 LUXEON Rebel LEDs (made by Philips Lumileds) to illuminate the Pearl River at Guangzhou’s Asia Games.

Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) has announced that it is illuminating the Pearl River in Guangzhou, with 700,000 Lumiled’s LUXEON Rebel LEDs.

The city of Guangzhou recently completed a project to illuminate the banks of the Pearl River as part of their welcome ceremony for the Asian Games and to celebrate the successful convening of the Games in Guangzhou. This project was an open tender called for by the Guangzhou Municipal Government, which was awarded to Roled Opto Electronics (Shanghai).



The project objectives were to create a green, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and high-tech Asian Games. The Guangzhou Municipal Government’s requirements called for a professional LED manufacturer, with reliable pre and post sales support, with the hope of getting a solution that could meet their requirements in terms of energy efficiency, protection for the environment, and sustainability for future development.

Roled Opto Electronics (Shanghai). was the main designer of the solution for this project. The deployment involved approximately 30,000 LED light fixtures and 700,000 LUXEON Rebel LEDs. China Construction Eighth Engineering Division (Guangzhou Subsidiary) was responsible for the onsite installation.

LUXEON Rebel LEDs were selected based on their luminous flux, color temperature, color index and reliability of the LEDs. With the help of Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) and the use of their Usable Light Tool (ULT), LEDs best suited for this project were selected. Roled also made use of QLED Thermal simulation software to optimize their heat dissipation system.

With the support of the Lighting Resource Center (LRC), Roled was also able to test and evaluate optical lenses, and successfully deployed National Semiconductors’ (NSC) LM3404HV buck regulator as part of their electrical solution.

FLS and Roled have always based their partnership on a philosophy of strategic co-operation. With assistance provided by FLS and their LRC, Roled Opto Electronics selected suitable LED models and optical lenses, which were able to resolve a number of lighting issues related to lighting efficiency and light distribution.

They also had to keep in mind that the Guangzhou Municipal Government expected to recover their investment within 3 years, and hence devised a solution based on LED light fixtures as this technology delivers more than 60% savings in terms of energy consumption, and reduces CO2 emissions by 80%.

These factors greatly shorten time taken to actualize the return on investment. At the same time, FLS also provided significant support in terms of price, availability and supply continuity, which enabled Roled to complete the project according to schedule.

Wang Shiming, General Manager at Roled Opto Electronics’ manufacturing division adds, “During the Guangzhou Asian Games, images along the banks of the Pearl River that were broadcast captured the essence of the dazzling skyline. In particular, images of the White Swan Hotel were displayed repeatedly during the opening ceremony, which effectively illustrated how the LUXEON Rebel LEDs were able to deliver based on the requirements of the business owner and the Guangzhou Municpal Government.”

Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of LED lighting components and support services for solid-state lighting products and installations, including engineering expertise, concept development, full system solutions and online tools that accelerate quality application development. The company is a division of Future Electronics.
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