Light Pipe is suitable for harsh environments.

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Panel Mount Flexible Light Pipe features IP-67 certified watertight and splash proof lens and bezel assembly. Unit provides focusing technology via micro-frensel(TM) lens and 160-deg viewing angle. Ready for use with thru-hole or surface mount (SMT) LEDs, assembly includes threaded housing with 0.29 in. lens and low profile bezel. It offers light transmission of LEDs full captured intensity up to 328 ft.

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New Watertight, IP-67 Certified, Light Pipe Assembly Performs in Harsh Environments

IRVINE, Calif. -May 15, 2002 - BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., has introduced the new IP67 Series Watertight, Panel Mount Flexible Light Pipes featuring an IP-67 certified watertight and splash proof lens and bezel assembly, ideal for installations exposed to harsh environments. Incorporating the company's patented design, the unit provides advanced focusing technology via a micro-frensel(TM) lens and a 160-degree viewing angle. Ready for use with thru-hole or surface mount (SMT) LEDs, it is ideal for use in outdoor, rugged industrial, marine, airborne, medical, chemical refining or heavy-duty applications.

The assembly includes an integrally threaded housing with a 0.29 inch (7.4 mm) lens enhanced by a low profile bezel and is offered in a hard anodized black or bright stainless steel finish. The IP-67 mounts in a 7.9 mm panel cutout and comes complete with all required mounting hardware. The compact unit offers excellent light transmission of a LEDs full captured intensity up to 100m (328 feet) away. The standard 12 inch-long, 2 mm diameter flexible light pipe and housing is thermally encapsulated to assure appropriate sealing. Special lengths to 100m (328 feet) are available on request. The IP67 Series can also be provided pre-assembled with thru-hole LEDs for immediate mounting directly to PCB boards.

Immediately available from stock, typical pricing in production quantities is $6.50 each. For more information, contact Bivar, Inc. at 800-SPACERS or visit Bivar online at

Since 1965, Bivar has become a recognized leader in the electronic PCB assembly and hardware industry. The company is an active Executive Member in PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group), an international consortium of over 500 leading companies who collaboratively develop specifications and products that adapt to compact PCI technology. Bivar's Optoelectronics Division features the world's largest selection of LED mounts and assemblies, while the Bivar Enclosure and PCB Assembly Hardware Group provides an extensive selection of permanent mounts and wash-away spacers, PCB packaging products and hardware for use in the manufacturing process. Bivar obtained IS09000 certification in 1998 supporting the company's commitment to high quality products and customer service. For more information or to receive a catalog, contact Bivar, Inc., 4 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618-2593. Tel: (949) 951-8808, Fax: (949) 951-3974, email:, Internet:

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