Light Guides

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

LED Light Guide offers alternative to OLED panels.

April 23, 2015

Measuring 4 x 4 in., LED Light Guide is suited for wall and ceiling lighting, luminaires, and custom interior lighting in corporate, hospitality, and residential applications. Unit is typically edge lit from one or more sides using industry-standard LEDs, with small frame concealing LEDs in place. At 3.5 mm thick, light guide assembly provides efficiency of over 115 lm/W while producing up to 250 lm when fully powered. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

LED Light Guides emit light from top and bottom surface.

March 5, 2014

Using single Light Guide with LEDs on 1 or 2 edges, fixtures can emit light upward and downward, while varying distribution pattern from top to bottom. One such option is light guide that will produce batwing distribution in upward direction, while maintaining more direct distribution in downward direction. This would allow proper illumination of table or desk below light guide while simultaneously allowing indirect lighting of room from upward distribution. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

LED-Based LCD Light Guides enable sunlight readability.

October 22, 2012

Intended for sunlight-readable displays, High-Brightness Light Guides are available in variety of sizes to fit customer's requirements. Assemblies utilize mid-power LEDs mounted on metal core PCB with passive thermal management and can be seamlessly integrated into customers' end-product displays. Typical 7 in. diagonal backlight consumes less than 15 W of power and produces brightness of 50,000 cd/m² at surface of backlight. Units are suitable for automotive, avionics, marine, and POP displays. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Thin Light Guides backlight touch-enabled display graphics.

September 27, 2010

Utilizing LED-based edge-lighting technology, Edge-Lit Light Guides provide bright, uniform light where needed for directional symbols, on/off buttons, company logos, rotary switches, sliders, and other graphic icons. Edge lighting technology employs side-firing LEDs and focuses light into thin light guide of 0.6 mm or less. Placed between PC board/circuit sensor and graphic overlay, light guides are compatible with variety of overlays. Read More

Vision Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Dual LED has reflowable surface mount design.

June 25, 2009

Available in vertical and horizontal orientations, high temperature Elma dual light guides can go through vapor-phase and reflow solder ovens without being damaged. They withstand solder heat levels at 260°C for 40 sec, or 200°C for 180 sec. Thermoplastic material provides optimal lumination on radiating surface and high mechanical strength. Lightpipes are RoHS compliant, and can be inserted on all standard insertion machines. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guides have thin, 0.4 mm profile.

May 7, 2008

Designed for portable devices, mobile phones, laptop and desktop LCDs, keypads, and keyboards, Microlens(TM) Light Guides feature MicroLens(TM) light extraction technology, which reduces number of LEDs required. They provide bright, uniform light in thin form factor with no hot spots or dark areas. Light is extracted precisely where needed, such as around thru-holes for keypads, and devices can backlight LCD displays in sizes from 0.25-50 in. diagonal. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

LED Light Guides feature IP68 sealed design.

August 21, 2007

Available in various diameters, lengths, and colors, LED Light Guides are offered in protruding styles or versions that are mounted flush with front panel. Chamfered light coupling area allows other LEDs to emit light perpendicular to circuit board. IP68 sealing is accomplished through special shaping of light guide body accompanied with precision boring by customer. Light guide lengths are available up to 100 mm on request. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guides withstand high temperatures.

June 21, 2007

Available in single/dual LED version and vertical and horizontal orientations, light guides withstand 260°C for 40 sec, or 200°C for 180 sec. Offering ESD protection, light guides are far removed from direct contact to front panel. LEDs are suited for vapor phase soldering and lightpipes come with or without solder tags, fixing pins, and adjacent light radiating covers. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

LED Tubes suit instrumentation and diagnostic equipment.

March 20, 2007

Available in lengths of 100 and 300 mm and diameters of 5, 6, 8, and 10 mm, M-Tube LED Light Systems feature modular design that allows them to be bent or angled. Units include single elements, clamping sleeve, LED housing, and second housing for double-ended light irradiation. Flexible color imprinting allows various widths and patterns so that large-area lighting or narrow spotlight is possible. Light guide bar remains cool even when brightly lit. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guides are RoHS compliant.

July 31, 2006

Featuring integrated LEDs, M-Pipe light guides can withstand 260°C for 40 sec, or 200°C for 180 sec. Removed from direct contact with front panel, LED devices provice 7-12 kV isolation. M-pipes come with or without additional solder tags or fixing pins; with single or dual LED versions in 2 diameters and shapes; with or without adjacent-light radiating covers; and in vertical and horizontal orientations. Devices are compatible with all standard automatic insertion equipment. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Molded LED Light Guides provide backlighting solution.

March 29, 2006

MicroLens(TM) molded light guides can be designed in sizes from 0.24-15.4 in. diagonal to provide single LED monochrome, bi-color, or tri-color backlights. Pixel-based light extraction technology provides transition area that spreads light uniformly, extracting light at each point across panel. With packages no thicker than 0.60 mm and power consumption of 1-20 mA at 3.5 V, applications include PDA keypads, desktop monitors, and instrumentation and control displays. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Passive Light Guides feature software-optimized design.

February 15, 2005

Designed with ray-trace software to ensure minimal light loss and consistent performance, Light Pipes carry light from board-mounted SMT or leaded LEDs to desired location. LED can be mounted according to dictates of circuit board layout, while light itself can appear in location, size, and/or shape that best suits design of product. Light Pipes include 50+ devices in 4 general categories: Light Bars, Vertical Arrays, Light Transporters, and Right Angle Light Pipes. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guides illuminate embedded logo graphics.

May 26, 2004

MicroLens(TM) molded light guides provide backlight that saves extra step of adding overlay and adhesive to illuminate logo on products. They enable full control of size, shape, depth, pitch, density, and angle of rotation. Utilizing white, green, red, or blue LEDs, uniformly illuminated logos can be designed with any text or image for applications including notebook computers, consumer electronics, appliances, and automotive dashboards and exteriors. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Rods provide highly directional illumination.

June 19, 2003

Optical-grade, acrylic-plastic, rod-shaped light guides are offered in machined, extruded, or molded versions. Lengths range from 1-36 in., with diameters from 0.100-1.000 in. Units consume 20-25 mA and offer 20,000-100,000 hr to half life. They include LED light source and wiring harness for plug-and-play operation. Applications include illumination, backlighting, or accent lighting for audio/visual products, handheld remote controls, and portable test equipment. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guides backlight LCDs in portable devices.

June 3, 2003

Color cell-phone backlight assembly provides luminance of >3000 cd/m² for 1.5 in. diagonal screen, utilizing only 2 white LEDs at 15 mA. PDA backlight assembly utilizes 4 white LEDs and provides brightness of >2000 cd/m² to 2.5 in. diagonal screen. MicroLens(TM) technology allows LEDs to be molded directly into light guide. CCFL light guide utilizes L-shaped CCFL to provide luminance of 6500-7000 cd/m² for 7 in. diagonal screen, with full VGA color. Bulb current is only 6 mA. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Light Guide suits industrial design applications.

April 9, 2003

Luxaura(TM) Light Guide is an acrylic rod that creates solid-state light source when attached to LEDs that provide light and color. It does not have any gas, glass, or filament. Co-extruded 3-part structure is composed of outer clad, acrylic polymer core, and reflector strip that radiates light from guide. Clear, UV-resistant solid-core rod can be easily shaped, once heated, to fit many designs. Luxaura(TM) comes in 6.5, 10, and 14 mm dia and lengths up to 6 ft. Read More

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