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Vigilant Manufacturing Services is LED Manufacturer spin-off from Vigilant Technology, a semiconductor packaging company located in Bangkok, Thailand. VIGILANT was established in April 2011 in recognition of the support traditional lighting companies need as the market rapidly evolves towards solid state lighting applications.
Member of the Vigilant LED Manufacturer Group with 300 employees and two factory locations, Vigilant has all the resources needed to provide a one-stop LED manufacturing service. Vigilant combines its expertise in lighting and strength in electronic manufacturing with capabilities in aluminum and plastic parts production to support the specific needs of LED lighting companies.
Through its European management and manufacturing facility in Thailand’s low cost environment, VIGILANT provides fast, reliable and cost effective LED products and services tailor-made to customer requirements.
Vigilant LED Manufacturer To be the leading business partner of choice that customers can trust through exceptional customer service and competitive cost
Vigilant LED Manufacturer Based on lean and mean but highly effective operations, create value for customers and shareholders while providing a satisfying and empowering working environment for employees
|President||Marc de Vries|
|Business Unit Manager LED||Joep de Vries|
|International Sales Manager||Carol Priore|
Products and services
The solid state lighting market is developing rapidly and lighting companies find themselves having to make adjustments in different ways. Consequently, at Vigilant LED Manufacturer we recognize that needs vary considerably from one lighting company to the other. For this reason, Vigilant offers an à la carte selection of services which enables a tailor-made approach to providing solutions that fit.
Vigilant LED Manufacturer has the capabilities and resources within the Vigilant Group to provide a one-stop LED manufacturing service either by manufacturing in-house, or in partnership with qualified subcontractors. These capabilities are offered individually or as a whole as per customer requirements.
The following products and services are offered:
- Electronic and mechanical design
- Drivers and LED-PCB’s manufacturing and test
- Luminaire Assembly
- Cost Reduction Programs
- Product Qualification
- Product Industrialization
- Mechanical Components:
- Precision parts
- Extrusion and Die cast
- Metal Stamping
- Plastic molding
- Surface treatment
OEM & ODM
As a professional manufacturer with in-house capabilities covering driver and LED PCB manufacturing, metal working and plastics, Vigilant has an expert team covering R&D, design and production for the whole OEM process.
Ideally Vigilant operates in close partnership with the customer, no less than if we were an in-house design and manufacturing facility. In addition, we believe this partnership extends to all aspects of the OEM & ODM process, covering product development, getting-to-market, order fulfillment and after-sales service. At Vigilant we’re aware of the importance of customer brands, and in effect become equally vested in their market success. This is the reason we strive for long term partnerships, building trust and evolving together with our customers as markets advance, keeping our products and services relevant to the ever changing needs.
Vigilant LED Manufacturer seeks to build trust through reliable delivery and doing what is promised. This is supported by a strict QC system that ensures the highest quality levels, and direct, open communication at all times, also in situations when things don’t go as planned.
Worldwide exclusivity is guaranteed. At the same time, Vigilant offers a standard range of drivers and LED boards, as well as a variety of basic luminaire designs which serve as building blocks for cost-effective end-products and speedy time-to-market.
A dedicated sourcing and purchasing group maintains excellent relationships with upstream suppliers. This allows for flexible MOQ’s and short lead times of OEM and ODM orders.
Design and Engineering Support
Vigilant LED Manufacturer offers electronic and mechanical design of LED Lighting products and systems. While focusing on functional and aesthetic requirements, manufacturability is always incorporated into the design.
Commonality of components and the possibility of replacement parts are taken into consideration in the design phase. This leads to economies of scale and offers possibilities of using alternative key components in the event of material shortages.
Design and engineering support is offered for:
- Driver Design
- Mechanical Design
- Electrical Design
- Product Design
- Components Engineering
- Full test solutions
- Failure analysis
- Design for Excellence (Dfx)
- ODM for LED products
Sourcing and Purchasing
Finding reliable suppliers of parts and end-products can be a daunting task in the endless lists of trading companies and suppliers in China and other Asian countries. Vigilant works with a list of qualified suppliers for global procurement and through its network is in a position to help source for ready-made products, parts and components as per specification.
In so doing, Vigilant seeks to leverage its Asian geographic location, economies of scale and extensive industry network to provide customers with quality control, lowest cost and ease of communication for all purchasing requirements.
The advantage of being located in a free-trade zone is that Vigilant can import and export all materials and products tax-free, facilitating the logistics process.
Vigilant’s purchasing group provides the following comprehensive services as follows:
- acting on a structural basis as an extension of the customer’s purchasing group
- operating as a trading company
- serving as a liaison and performing as a supply chain match-maker
Whatever the sourcing requirement, Vigilant can provide a cost-effective and reliable solution.
Vigilant LED Manufacturer uses the latest technologies to provide innovative SMT and other electronic manufacturing solutions. With a diverse customer base covering semiconductor development boards, modules, LED drivers and LED PCB’s, Vigilant has developed an adaptive and effective manufacturing process with rapid change-over times in the production lines. Hence, Vigilant is often referred to as a flexible contract manufacturer. This reputation is further enhanced by low MOQ’s as the entire spectrum of volumes can be accommodated, from one-off prototyping to mass production.
Over time, Vigilant LED Manufacturer has developed key competencies in various product segments, more specifically in solid state lighting applications. This expertise covers design, manufacturing and test.
The following services are available on a contract manufacturing basis:
- Lead free soldering for SMT and wave soldering
- Complex systems integration
- Complete boxbuild
- SMT: Surface Mount Technology (capacity: 14 million poins per week, chip size: 0603, fine pitch)
- Flexible printed circuit assembly and test
- Ball Grid Array (BGA)/Micro BGA assembly
- Manual insertion
- Plastic/ceramic BGA’s
- Chip on Flex
- PCMCIA type II
- AOI: Automatic Optical Inspection
- Chemical compound encapsulation and conformal coating
- Top level assembly
- Pre-production and volume production
- Burn-in facility
- In-circuit testing
- Functional testing
- Static burn-in testing
After sales service
VIGILANT’ approach to after-market service spans all elements of reverse logistics
- Robust failure analysis so continuous improvements are reflected in next-generation products
Vigilant LED Manufacturer has experience in working with all the metals and plastics normally used for luminaires. A list of the types of materials available is found here.
Special alloys such as Invar 36 and Elmax can be acquired from our overseas suppliers.
Most common grades such as 5083, 6061, 7022, 7075 are locally available.
Most used PE, PEEK, POM, Delrin can be supplied.
Normally Ceratizit hardmetals (www.ceratizit.com) are used but AF1, A1, F10, EM10 etc. can be supplied as well.
Treatment and Coatings
The following treatments are available:
DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating on Carbide, PVD Ion Plating Service for thin film coating on metal and ceramic using Titanium. Anodizing, electroless Nickel, Nickel, Chrome (hard, flash, black) plating on
Aluminium and Steel.
Certificate of Conformance
On request, a Certificate of Conformance or Hardness Measurement report will be supplied.
Assembly & test
Final assembly and test services are offered as part of a turn-key solution, or alternatively as a separate service. Thailand’s skilled labor and low cost environment offer significant advantages in building lighting fixtures.
Vigilant’s relentless focus on process and quality control stems from its IC assembly and test roots. This ensures that yield losses are at a minimum and guarantees that every luminaire leaving the factory is assembled and tested according to customer specification.
Test systems are developed according to customer requirements and cover functional test, life-test and burn-in activities.
The complex supply chain is managed by Vigilant’s purchasing group and, in each case, is tailored to the customer’s specific service level requirements. The purpose of this model is to create a suitable and flexible supply chain while minimizing costs and risks.
With its location in an export processing zone close to the international airport VIGILANT assembly and test services are efficient, cost effective and accessible to all clients (small and big) around the world.
Vigilant’s advantages are:
- One Stop LED Lighting Manufacturing Service with à la carte solutions
- Short Time to Market and Lead Times
- Flexible approach to order sizes (low to high volume)
- Competitive Components Purchasing
- High Quality Manufacturing Processes (Quality Systems, After Sales Service and Certification)
- Competitive Pricing
- Strong and Experienced Supply Chain Management
- IP protection and Confidentiality
- Single Point of Contact by dedicated Program Management for every customer
- Strong after sales support
Developments of LED packages are superseding each other at a very fast pace. Consequently there is a constant improvement of LED’s with regards to lumen, efficacy and price. In order to keep up with these rapid product developments, our team is continuously reviewing opportunities to upgrade LED’s to improve the performance of the module/luminaire and to reduce the overall price (taking into account the effect these changes might have on the optics, the driver and the overall construction). These opportunities are presented in regular customer meetings, and together we decide on implementation of the proposed product changes.
Due to VMS’s electronic and mechanical design capabilities, these changes are implemented with relative ease and speed. This gives our customers the possibility of always riding the crest of the wave in terms of LED developments.
Due to the variety of products being produced, VMS has experience with the following LED’s:
- Cree “MCE”;
- Cree “XRE”;
- Osram “Golden Dragon”;
- Seoul Semiconductors “Acriche”;
- Lumileds “K2”.
Currently, changes are being reviewed to the following LED’s:
- Cree “XML”;
- Cree “XPG”;
- Nichia “NCSW219A/119A”;
- Lumileds “Rebel ES”.