Light Pipe offers 90 deg viewing angle.

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The LP-230 features bi-level design, which offers controlled elevation and spacing attibutes of traditional LED assembly utilizing T1 or T-3/4 LEDs. Stacked package light pipe features flame-retardant 94V-0 compliant clear polycarbonate for maximum light transmission and mounts in straight line on 0.200 in. centers. It aligns perfectly via thru-hole locating pins that are located directly in line with surface mounted LEDs.



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New BivarOpto(TM) 3mm Bi-Level Light Pipes Offer 90 Degree Viewing Angle, Lowers Component Costs While Saving Valuable Board Space



IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2002- BivarOpto(TM), the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., has introduced the LP-230 Series Bi-Level Light Pipe featuring a 90 degree viewing angle with a narrow profile that saves valuable board space.

The bi-level design offers the controlled elevation and spacing attributes of a traditional LED assembly utilizing T1 or T-3/4 LEDs to create a bi-level look, while offering the economy of SMD LED installations. The stacked package light pipes feature flame-retardant 94V-0 compliant clear polycarbonate for maximum light transmission and mounts in a straight line on 0.200 inch (5.08mm) centers. Featuring a water clear lens appearance, these light pipes align perfectly via thru-hole locating pins that are located directly in line with surface mounted LEDs.

BivarOpto light pipes provide circuit protection from accidental electrostatic discharge (ESD) by isolating the PCB from potential contact and are ideal for applications where an automatically placed surface mount LED requires its output redirected to a front panel. The LP-230 Series offers a SMD compatible replacement for Bivar Opto H200 Series and H301 Series assemblies and are recommended for use with BivarOpto SM0603-SM1206 Series SMD LEDs or any industry standard 0608, 0805 or 1206 SMD LED style.

Immediately available from stock, typical pricing in production quantities is from $0.23 each. For more information, contact Bivar, Inc. at 800-SPACERS or visit Bivar online at www.bivar.com.

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 IS09001 certification in 1998 supporting the company's
committment 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; E-mail: info@Bivar.com; Internet: www.bivar.com.

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