LED PC Board Indicators provide flexible design options.

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Through-hole SSF-LXH103xx Series contains right-angle mounted T3 LED with center raised 0.20 in. off PCB. Blue and white versions offer light intensities and viewing angles of 80 mcd/60° and 500 mcd/30°, respectively. SMT SSF-LXH305xx Series includes 2-piece indicators with right-angle mounted T3 LED that positions centerline of LED 0.14 in. above PCB. Blue version has same ratings as above, while 2 white versions offer respective ratings/angles of 800 mcd/30° and 400 mcd/60°.

Original Press Release:

Lumex's New High-Intensity Blue and White LED PC Board Indicators Provide Designers with More Options

PALATINE, IL-Lumex is announcing the availability of its new blue and white PC board indicators as an expansion of its PC board indicators line. Based on Lumex's leading LED technology, these high-intensity devices give designers alternatives to conventional PC board indicators and existing right-angle SMT conventional products. They provide right-angle light sources that are brighter and are elevated 3.5 mm off the surface of the circuit board. Available in both through-hole and surface-mount packages, these blue and white colors offer extra impact in terms of color and off-the-board height when used in networking, computer, factory automation or test equipment applications, or anywhere board-level status and fault indicators or solid-state backlighting is needed. Lumex is the first supplier to office these options in LED indicators.

The SSF-LXH103xx Series includes the through-hole versions. These devices contain a right-angle mounted T3 LED whose center is raised 5.08mm (0.20 inch) off the circuit board. The narrow 4.60mm (0.18 inch) width of these devices facilitates their being ganged horizontally. The blue version has a light intensity of 80mcd at If = 20mA, with a viewing angle of 60°. The white version has a light intensity of 500mcd at If = 20mA, with a viewing angle of 30°.

The SSF-LXH305xx Series includes the surface-mount technology (SMT) versions. These two-piece SMT indicators also house a right-angle mounted T3 LED. But unlike other similar SMT indicators - in which the LED must be mounted flush against the circuit board - the Lumex unit positions the centerline of the LED 3.5mm (0.14 inches) above the PC board. This gives designers the installation ease of the SMT package plus the design flexibility afforded by the off-board location. Lumex's SSF-LXH305xx Series is designed to handle IR reflow soldering techniques and they are available on standard 24mm (0.95 inch) tape for automated insertion. The blue version has a light intensity of 80mcd at If = 20mA, with a viewing angle of 60°. Two white versions are available, reflecting the use of clear or white diffused lenses. They have a light intensity and viewing angle of 800mcd / 30° (clear lens), and 400mcd / 60° (diffused lens).

These high-intensity LED PC board indicators can be ordered with a wide range of options, and are also available in other colors. Samples of the standard-version blue or white devices are available from stock, with production quantities in 2 - 8 weeks. Pricing varies depending on model specified and quantities ordered, and is approximately $0.90 each in quantities of 1,000.

For more information on Lumex's high-intensity blue and white LED PC Board Indicators in through-hole versions, visit www.lumex.com/product.aspx?id=237. For the surface-mount versions, visit www.lumex.com/product.aspx?id=708. Or, to obtain pricing or application assistance, contact Lumex, Sales Department, 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 USA. Phone: 1-800-278-5666. FAX: 1-847-359-8904. E-mail: lmxsales@lumex.com World Wide Web: www.lumex.com. In Asia, contact Lumex's Asian Pacific Headquarters at 3F, No. 972, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC. Phone: +886-3-582-1124. FAX: +886-3-582-1154. World Wide Web (in Chinese): www.lumex.com.tw

Lumex, an ITW company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of opto- and photo-electronic components, devices and displays. These products are used mostly in the man-to-machine interface, and in some cases, for the detection of motion, short-range signaling, and fiber communications. Lumex now offers thousands of items, with an emphasis on both application-specific and customer-specific parts for the North American, Asian and European markets.

The company is headquartered in Palatine, Illinois and Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC, with manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Taiwan and China, and distributors throughout North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Since its inception in 1980, Lumex was established as a global organization offering application-specific solutions-but with the manufacturing efficiencies normally associated only with volume operations. Lumex received its initial ISO 9001 registration in 1996.

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