The founders of ARMADILLO Electronics have been involved, for many years with the design and supply of LEDs into many applications starting with Automotive Brake Light Clusters in the 1980s using Hewlett Packard and Toshiba High Brightness Red LED's (so next time you're sat behind a bus with LED brake lights - that was us !). Many other applications have built LED into a safety conscious product, where high efficiency and reliability of constant light must be achieved. Overhead Motorway signs contain huge quantities of LED, we read them and are guided by them every day without a second thought. Many new traffic signalling and awareness roadside signs are moving to LED.
Over the last few years it became clear that LED's were fast approaching a brightness and efficiency that would allow them to be used in real world lighting solutions. So in 2008 the idea of Armadillo LED was created, with an official launch in May 2009. We have spent the last 2 years designing and developing lighting solutions, taking advantage of the best LED's coupled with outstanding luminaire design to create the best in class product range you see today.
Armadillo has moved forward again with the next step for all our lighting platforms by using ONLY more robust and longer lasting Surface Mount Devices (SMD). Why? SMD delivers better properties for thermal conductivity, so increasing the usable life span for fixed colour stability >50,000hrs. Better still, increased light outputs can be achieved as a result without driving the LED's above their optimum working current. Now a true environment emerges for mass producing colour correct options in LED, to offer true lighting class, highly energy efficient, cost effective Armadillo designed and engineered products.
Armadillo are continuing to develop ongoing new products and design with the advantages of the next generation of LED's to come onto the market. The LED market is still in it's infancy and we can expect significant developments over the years to come, though one thing to be sure of is LED lighting is here to stay !
Armadillo LED and Armadillo Electronics are part of the Armadillo Marketing Group Est 1996.