Power supply maker Mean Well to penetrate deeper into industrial control and niche LED sectors: Q&A with company executives

Power supply product maker Mean Well is seeing steady growth in sales from the industrial power sector – a sector that it has been working in for over 30 years – as more factories switch to automated manufacturing. The company’s LED drivers business has also witnessed staggering increases in orders from the consumer lighting, plant lighting and medical care equipment segments. The firm currently is staying firmly as one of the top-tier power supply makers worldwide. Digitimes recently visited Mean Well to talk to the company’s executives: Yvonne Chen, marketing manager of Marketing Department; Alfie Yu, regional manager of Sales Department; and Alex Tsai, director of Marketing Department, to talk about the industrial power industry’s current status and Mean Well’s operations. Chen: Mean Well was founded in 1982 and is a company primarily focusing on supplying own-brand standard LED drivers and power supply products for industrial applications. At the beginning, the company was an OEM/ODM service provider, helping to manufacture PC-use power supply devices for brand vendors, but it turned to the industrial power supply market after four years a...

Rotolight’s AEOS is a a lightweight, power efficient, colour temperature adjustable LED light with an impressive

Rotolight’s AEOS is a a lightweight, power efficient, colour temperature adjustable LED light with an impressive range of features. With so many LED panel lights on the market you really do need to do something special to have any chance of standing out. I have recently been putting the AEOS through its paces to see if it’s more than just another LED light. The origin of the name “AEOS” is from ancient greek mythology, and like any Greek mythological name, there’s a great story behind it. Helios was the Greek god of the sun and each day he drove a chariot across the sky and circled the earth. Pulling his chariot were four Pegusi, one of which was named “AEOS.” The previous Anova Pro was a great light, so Rotolight didn’t need to go and re-invent the wheel. All they did was take the same concept and turn it into a much lighter and more power efficient version. The AEOS weighs 1.4kg (3lb), and Rotolight claim that at just 2cm (0.78″) thick, it’s one of the most portable lights on the market. You do need to keep in mind that the 2cm of thickness only applies to the actual panel. If you measure the light out to its deepest point, which is the built-in battery plate, the light is clo...