New features extend capabilities of popular cloud-based system that simplifies LED system design
Arrow Lighting Designer is a sophisticated cloud-based application platform to design complete LED lighting system solutions, in minutes. This integrated design environment combines several modules including light sources, secondary optics, power supplies, connectors, heat sinks, and boards to develop a system solution. The platform supports multiple design workflows such as incorporating turn-key Lighting Modules, building on Reference Designs developed by Arrow Lighting experts, and leveraging a Design Assistant to quickly specify design constraints, in addition to a Custom Designer workflow that provides full flexibility for expert users. A powerful patented thermal engine powered by WebSIM® allows users to perform complete system-level thermal simulations on custom designs. A handy ROI calculator is also available to determine the return on investment for replacing an existing lighting solution with a new design, based on daily usage.
With built-in design guidelines, powerful simulation and analytical engines, and a comprehensive BOM module featuring regional inventory from Arrow, engineers can get quick results and access to a wide portfolio of over 13,000 products from leading component manufacturers, all in a convenient and intuitive online environment. The Lighting Designer draws from Arrow's industry leading lighting line card and combines solutions from leading technology providers, such as Cree, OSRAM, Everlight, Carclo, LEDiL, LEDLINK, Emerson Network Power, Moons, RECOM, Seventeam, Shinry, Analog Devices, Diodes, Fairchild, Infineon, IR, Linear Technology, Micrel, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, Richtek, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, ETG, AVX, FCI, Molex, TE Connectivity and others.
New Release Highlights (v3.1)
The latest updates to Arrow Lighting Designer add two new powerful reference designs for replacement of A19 60W and high-bay lighting. The examples in the reference library have been carefully designed and thoroughly tested by expert Arrow Lighting Engineers and serve as a starting point for complete lighting solutions. Additionally, the tool has expanded coverage to design with a selection of over 9000 LED light sources, 1500 power supply components and 1000 secondary optics products.
The Lighting Designer's Workbench platform combines multiple modules that can be used individually or in tandem for finding and optimizing entire solutions in an integrated design environment. The Lighting Designer draws from Arrow's industry leading lighting line card and combines solutions from leading technology providers.
The Lighting Designer Workbench platform combines the following modules to provide a comprehensive solution:
LED Solutions allows users with minimal lighting expertise to select the best LED for their application, compare LED solutions based on efficacy and cost. Interactive operating point graphs and binning graphs are available for expert users to further analyze and optimize their solution.
Secondary Optics enables users to select lenses and diffusers from multiple suppliers with based on standard criteria as well as advanced design criteria such as optic height, beam shape, etc. Users can evaluate optical performance based on design requirements with interactive design graphs based on manufacturer data and IES files.
Power Designer allows selection from a wide variety of lighting specific ready-to-go power supplies or to design a power supply from scratch using a variety of drivers. The driver selection available spans both enclosed and discrete power supplies with several components available for online reference design generation.
Board Planner enables users to select pre-defined lighting boards or define custom LED boards to place LEDs and check space requirements.
Heatsink Designer provides a quick estimate of heatsink size and shape required for the lighting solution being designer, a key benefit for size constrained designs.
Connector Selector offers image-driven navigation with several visual aids to filter through a large number of connectors and quickly identify specific components applicable for the design.
The integrated environment also enables users to confirm compatibility and eliminate potential conflicts between the solutions designed for individual modules. Users can download their design summary reports, save their designs for review, and also collaborate with peers and Arrow Field Application Engineers by sharing their designs.