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American Bright Custom Solution & PCB Builder

 

Our Brightest Offering…

 

Check out our PCB Builder page to get the quote!
Dedicated to being a solutions provider for almost 2 decades, American Bright takes the guess work out of LED custom assembly projects with our strong engineer expertise.

 

We specialize in infrared modules, LED-related PCB assemblies, AC/DC modules, flexible rope light and customized light strips.

 

We can provide an efficient, hassle-free and cost effective solution that is specific in size, shape and illumination to fit any application perfectly.

 

Custom Assembly

 

 

Custom Application#1

Commercial building lighting

Flexible DC light strips with customized length and color are applied in interior lighting design.

 

Custom Application#2

Gaming industry

Custom light strips with specified RGB/IC LEDs and circuits are applied in gambling slot machines.

 

Custom Application#3

Commercial back lighting display

Custom DC boards with specified size, LEDs, and brightness, are applied in back lighting display in this washer and dryer display.

 

Custom Application#4

Well-Diffused vehicle light bar

Designed a dual-layer circuit within an extremely thin PCBA (0.4mm) as well as the dual color (green and red) tunable under a budgetary driving current.

 

Custom Application#5

Flexible Horticultural light

Customize the recipe for horticultural lighting applications with specified spectrum and the required PPF.

 

Custom Application#6

Motor Assembly

American Bright can not only offer infrared LEDs but we can provide the whole assembly service integrating the components with a motor and adding wires and a connector.

 

Custom Application#7

UVC LED Light Board

We can apply our or any brand’s UVC LED with compliant materials to assemble a UVC module per customers’ requirements.

 

 

Check out our Customization page to learn more!

 

 

Questions to ask when designing a custom AC or DC lighting assembly

 

·     What is the Brightness?

·     What is the Color Temperature?

·     Is it AC or DC – What voltage?

·     Do they want a specific LED (Nichia or Lumiled)? What color?

·     What is the Quantity?

·     What is the Application?

·     Where and How it the module going to be mounted?

·     Do they need it to be IP rated? What rating?

·     What are the dimensions? Is it Linear or Round?

·     Do they need a Cover lens? What type of material?

·     Do they need wires or connectors?

·     What is the Target Price? 

 

It is always helpful and will speed up the design process and quoting if you can obtain the following:

–       Gerber files

–       BOM

–       Schematics diagrams

–       3D Drawings

 

 

Seasons Greetings From Steadlands

As we move through the festive season and prepare to approach 2021 we, as always, would like especially this year, to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. In keeping with our tradition, rather than spend money on cards, for our valued customers and suppliers we have once again purchased charitable gifts from the CAFOD World Gifts collection.

This year we have chosen gifts relating to education and improving living standards, which include helping a family start a new bee keeping business, help to grow weatherproof crops – enabling growers to both feed themselves and provide income, providing safe water for families in emergency situations – Peter & Susan’s favourite this year is teaching someone to read – They love nothing more in the world than their 7yr old Granddaughter Grace and even in the strangest of times experienced throughout 2020 have shared stories with her via videocall and can’t begin to imagine how the parents, grandparents and families feel if they are unable to share stories, read simple instructions, learn or communicate without the ability to read!

Finally this year, as always we have chosen nets that protect – providing life saving mosquito nets to reduce mosquito related diseases.

We are, as always, delighted that such gifts have been well supported by our business colleagues over the past twelve years since we started celebrating the Christmas and New Year period this way.

Everyone at Steadlands would like to wish our customers and suppliers an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to working with you all towards an exciting and prosperous 2021!

For more information of the work done by CAFOD please visit their website at www.cafod.org.uk. Thank You.

Heatsinks and Why We Need Them

Heat dissipation is an unavoidable by-product of electronic devices and circuits. To ensure that the component does not overheat, an efficient heat transfer path must be found from the device to the environment. This thermal pathway reduces the temperature rise in the junction of the electronic device. Generally speaking, the devices that run cooler will last longer and perform better.

Heat sinks are used to move heat away from a device in order to maintain a lower device temperature. A heat sink allows a component to dissipate its heat over a larger surface area and transfer that heat to the surroundings — usually air or a liquid coolant. (If the media is liquid, this type of heat sink is frequently called a cold plate.)

Without a heat sink, the silicon junction inside the package could rise far beyond the recommended operating conditions. Heat sinks are used with high-power semiconductor devices such as MosFETs, power resistors, Diodes, IGBTs, etc. They are also essential in optoelectronics such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), where the heat dissipation ability of the component itself is insufficient to moderate its temperature. When used with LEDs, heat sinks absorb and disperse excess heat away from the LED diode, thus increasing light output and extending the LED’s lifetime.

A heat sink is designed to maximize its surface area in contact with the cooling media surrounding it. In passive cooling applications conduction, natural convection and radiation is used to cool a component. Active cooling requires the use of a fan or blower to move air through the heat sink to cooling the component. Air velocity, choice of heat sink material, design, and surface treatment are factors that affect the performance of a heat sink. Heat sink attachment methods and thermal interface materials (TIMs) also affect the die junction temperature of the integrated circuit.

OHMITE HAS THE SOLUTIONS
From surface mount devices to multiple unit extrusions, Ohmite offers an array of low cost, configurable, scalable and
compact heat sinks to meet the needs of not only power resistors, but of all active devices.
Designed to secure TO-126, TO-218, TO-220, TO-247, and TO264 packages, plus provide thermal solutions for TO-252, TO263, and TO-268 SMD and BGA devices, Ohmite offers heat sinks appropriate for applications dissipating different wattages and mounting options. Ohmite also offers the ceramic heat sinks for the high-voltage-circuit and chip-on-heat-sink applications. For applications that require more customization, the company has a broad extrusion profile library to develop custom and semi-custom solutions.

This article is just a snippet from Ohmite’s White Paper. Please click here to view the complete document.

Expanding the Daisy Data Range

 When the going gets tough …

… the tough get Daisy Data.

 

Combining performance and endurance is no mean feat.  Whether you think Italian sports cars, athletes hitting the scrapheap aged 28 or thoroughbred horses, high performances mean fragility, delicacy and often a short working life.

Right?

Not if you talk to Daisy Data about their 4120 Series!  A range of portable, rugged, lightweight industrial touchscreen computers in 15” and 19” guise, the 4120 series will get the job done time and time again.  But don’t take our word for, just pop over to the guys at MET Labs who’ve happily stamped these market leading industrial touchscreen computers ATEX Zone 2 Compliant.  Whether monitoring, data collecting or something else altogether, options of an upgraded processor, RAM and even an SSD will ensure you’ve got the power and performance you need.  At your fingertips.  Always.

The 4123 launch is being covered by the Hazard Ex magazine. You can view the article here.

We at Steadlands have the pleasure of being the sole representatives of Daisy Data throughout the UK and Europe and have watched the company grow to be a leading force within the field of computer technology in hazardous environments.  Whether standalone units like the 4120 series, standard computers, keyboards, displays or peripherals, Daisy Data has the answer for your hazardous environment needs.  We’ve compiled a guide to some of the most common hazardous ratings which can be found on our website.