Illuminated Pushbutton Switch is ADA compliant.

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With 35 mm dia actuator and actuation force of less than 1 lb, LPI series suits various indoor applications where pushbutton needs to be located quickly. Configurable to fit exact needs of end-users with over 20,000 possible configurations, LPI is offered with 9 different bezel colors, 5 LED colors, and illumination in dot or light-ring configuration. LEDs are available in 6, 12 and 15 V and actuator can be produced with raised crimps, screen printed emblems, or raised molded symbols.

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APEM Offers the LPI Series ADA Compliant Pushbutton Switch

Haverhill, MA - APEM Components, Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, is pleased to announce the release of its LPI series illuminated pushbutton switches. The LPI, with its large actuator surface and light actuation force is designed to be compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This product is well-suited for various indoor applications where the push-button needs to be located quickly. Typical applications include door access controls and personnel lifts. This product is also ideal for applications where the end-user wears gloves.

The LPI has been developed on a modular basis, configurable to fit the exact needs of end-users, with over 20,000 possible configurations. The LPI is offered with 9 different bezel colors, 5 LED colors and illumination in a dot or light-ring configuration. The LEDs are available in 6, 12 and 15 volts. Actuator can be produced with raised crimps, screen printed emblems or raised molded symbols.

The LPI pushbutton switch has two electrical ratings; 50 mA at 12 VDC and 5A at 12VDC. The switch is provided with either gold or silver contacts and the low current version is rated at up to 5 million cycles. Electrical functions include single and double throw in NO and NO/NC configurations.

With its 35mm diameter actuator and an actuation force of less than 1 lb this series is ideal for ADA compliant door access applications. Complying with the requirements of both the EN81-70 standard (from Disability Discrimination Act) and the ADA, the LPI switch allows disabled persons to more easily access buildings and lifts.

About APEM

Since 1952, APEM has been a leader in the manufacturing of high quality industrial switches. Offering one of the broadest product lines on the market, APEM's switch line includes pushbuttons, rockers, slides, DIPs, rotaries, tacts, keylocks, pushwheels and micro-limits. APEM also provides a wide range of industrial controls, membrane switches, panels, and keypads. In addition to its rapidly growing North American operations, APEM has built a strong worldwide presence that has led to the company being the best known switch brand on the European market.

For more information about APEM or its broad line of products, contact APEM Components, Inc., 63 Neck Road, Haverhill, MA 01835; or call 978-372-1602. For additional information request APEM's full line catalog, or visit the company's website at

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