MetroSpec Technology Honored with LEDs Magazine BrightStar Award for FlexRad® BoardOnCoil™ Minnie Spot Lights

St. Paul, Minnesota, May 23, 2023 – MetroSpec Technology, the leading American manufacturer of custom FlexRad LED light sources, announced today that its BoardOnCoil Minnie was recognized for performance, efficiency, ease of installation, and innovation with an LEDs Magazine BrightStar Award.  Just one year after winning this award with its FacetCore technology, MetroSpec has added a perfect downlight companion. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the LED and lighting design and manufacturing community recognized MetroSpec as a top honoree in the LED Light Sources category.

“On behalf of the LEDs Magazine BrightStar Awards panel, I would like to congratulate MetroSpec Technology on their high-scoring honoree status,” said LEDs Magazine Editorial Director Wanda Lau. “This competitive program allows LEDs Magazine to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products of the past year that are advancing LED and solid-state lighting technology into various applications.”

BoardOnCoil™ Minnie is compact and powerful. Off-the-shelf mini triple lenses are supported for various applications and spot sizes.
BoardOnCoil™ Minnie is compact and powerful. Off-the-shelf mini triple lenses are supported for various applications and spot sizes.

BoardOnCoil Minnie can be used for pendant downlights, spot lights, sconces, acrylic rod lighting, and a wide variety of single-sided and double-sided directional fixtures. With different size options that comfortably fit inside MR11 and MR16 size envelopes (including optic and heat sink), these light sources are extremely compact. Powered up to 5 to 8 watts and capable of over 160 lumens per watt, these modules are entirely self-cooled, requiring no separate heat sinks.

The extreme power-to-size ratio is enabled by direct bonding of a copper coil and a clear path of air flow through the center of the assembly. The assemblies with optics weigh less than 20 grams. Available in almost every color and color temperature, as well as a variety of LED types, the BOC Minnie fits neatly into, or allows the miniaturization of, a variety of light fixtures.

“Because of its open center coiled fin design, BOC Minnie allows air to freely pass through for self cooling without any kind of external protrusion”, said Vic Holec, GM and Founder at MetroSpec Technology. “This makes it perfect for mounting in cylinders, pendants, or sconces – without making tradeoffs. With an optic, light can be focused to as little as a 9 degree beam angle.”

MetroSpec continues to invent new light sources that enable light fixture manufacturers to efficiently build light fixture forms simply, with less materials, cost and labor. The BoardOnCoil family of LED light sources is an excellent example. BOC goes in a different direction than conventional COB designs. The BOC is flat, very light, and extremely powerful – perfect for mounting in acrylic rods, cylinders, pendants, and sconces without making trade-offs in size, appearance and structure

Read more about BoardOnCoil Minnie HERE or Email Us.

BoardOnCoil Minnie may be optionally ordered with lenses and provided with wires included.

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About MetroSpec Technology

MetroSpec Technology is an LED light source design and manufacturing company specializing in custom flexible, high quality, high intensity lighting solutions tailored for light fixture manufacturers producing high-end commercial, architectural, and hybrid lighting systems. MetroSpec offers quick development for all of their patented FlexRad LED light engines made exactly to custom specifications. FlexRad designs are innovative, field proven and customizable to any shape and size with optional wires, connectors, or PMount™ press-in-place fasteners.  Visit for more information.

MetroSpec Technology is located minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul, Minnesota.