Arrow Lighting Designer
The Arrow Lighting Designer is a powerful application that enables engineers to design complete LED lighting solutions from lighting source to optics, power supply, board layout, heatsinks and connectors in an easy to use online environment. 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, such as Avago, Cree, OSRAM, Carclo, LEDiL, Analog Devices, Diodes, Infineon, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, , Dialight, Emerson Network Power, Fairway, RECOM, AVX, Molex, TE Connectivity, ETG and others.
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, and review ROI of replacing traditional light sources with a new LED solution. 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 from ETG 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 designs in PDF, save their designs for review later, and also collaborate with peers and Arrow Field Application Engineers by sharing their designs.