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Diode LED SWITCHEX® Wins Prestigious Industry Award

Leading Manufacturer’s Technical and Design Excellence Honored with Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award (PIA)

June 15, Emeryville CA – Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions announced today that SWITCHEX®, the first combination LED dimmer switch and LED driver, was honored with the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award (PIA) as one of the most innovative LED products. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications.


“There’s an old maxim that says be careful what you wish for. Back in 2007 when we started this magazine, it was very difficult to find any LED products. Almost a decade later, the challenge is not finding an LED product, it’s identifying the good ones—thus the PIAs, which we hope will help lighting decision-makers everywhere make more informed choices, or at the least, point them in a good starting direction,” states Jim Crockett, Editorial Director, Architectural SSL Magazine.


“One of the many new patented products designed and manufactured by Elemental LED; the patent pending SWITCHEX, is a stylish and innovative product that is the first to combine an LED dimmer switch and LED power supply into a single integrated unit,” says Randy Holleschau, CEO of Elemental LED. “The recognition by Architectural SSL Magazine is testament that the talented engineering and technology team at Elemental LED is leading the way in solving industry wide challenges that face consumers.”


The SWITCHEX Dimmer-Driver accepts 120 Volt AC and converts it to low voltage DC, all within a standard electrical box. With power options up to 100W, it is a true evolutionary step forward for power and control of LED applications. Customers are no longer required to purchase a separate LED power supply and a dimmer switch to power and control low-voltage LED lighting. Now, with fewer components, a stylish, simplified installation with excellent dimming performance is possible.


SWITCHEX was designed to solve two of the most common challenges with LED lighting installations. SWITCHEX eliminates the poor dimming performance that results from mismatched dimmer switches and LED drivers from different manufacturers, and offers a simplified installation in a standard electrical box. With SWITCHEX, there are no more issues with finding a place to fit the driver.


A PIA judge agrees - “I love this approach and idea—it resolves a wide range of issues.”


Elemental LED is proud to be recognized for designing this truly innovative product to solve the many challenges faced by customers today. SWITCHEX is the only solution for low voltage LED control that provides excellent dimming performance, easy installation and flawless driver and switch compatibility.

More information on SWITCHEX can be found at

About Elemental LED:

Elemental LED is a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures an extensive high-quality portfolio of superior linear, accent, and task LED lighting featuring unparalleled CRI and R values with flawless, and vibrant high-fidelity color rendering. We are proud to be America's largest provider of linear LED lighting, inspiring lighting professionals with our innovative technology, unmatched quality, and best-in-class customer experience.

About Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards:

The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) determine and honor the most innovative LED/ solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the companies behind the components that make up these light sources. The PIA program also recognizes leaders in categories ranging from those conducting cutting-edge R+D, to those helping in the development of standards as well as those pushing to make solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines.


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Elemental LED

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