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LED lighting could overtake sensor-maker’s main business

13 August, 2014

The sensor-maker Turck Banner is harnessing its experience of using LEDs in photoelectric sensors, to diversify into the general LED-based lighting market, with a portfolio of products ranging from lighting for industrial control cabinets to fittings for mobile homes.

With the potential market for LED-based industrial and commercial lighting estimated to be about 100 times bigger than Turck Banner’s traditional sensing market, the company predicts that its lighting activities could be bigger than its sensing business within a few years.

According to Turck Banner’s UK marketing manager, Ian Manning, one of the company’s strengths is that it has been learning how to drive LEDs for 30 years. “Lighting companies are just discovering the problems of driving LEDs for a long time,” he says.

Turck is offering an active power management technology for LED lighting and is claiming a continuous working life of more than 50,000 hours (5.7 years) for its LED systems. It also claims that beyond that they will continue to operate with a reduction in light output of no more than 30%.

Most of Turck Banner's LED lighting sales are currently to its traditional industrial customers, but it expects to expand increasingly into other areas

Another area where Turck Banner claims to have an advantage is its experience of producing LED lighting systems for use in adverse environments.

At present, about 70% of Turck Banner’s LED lighting sales are to its traditional industrial markets, but it is also making inroads into markets such as high-end kitchen lighting.




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