Mouser Electronics First to Stock Amphenol Spectra-Strip New Fiber Optic Lighting Cables

Stock includes new TapeLite® and XpandoLite® Ribbon Lighting

Mansfield, Texas, USA - June 15, 2009 - Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is the first to stock Amphenol Spectra-Strip TapeLite® and XpandoLite® fiber optic lighting cables. Amphenol Spectra-strip is a world leader in high data rate and mass terminated cables.

Mouser's Amphenol Spectra-Strip stock includes TapeLite® and XpandoLite®, which are fiber-optic lighting cable systems. The fiber-optic cables emit continuous side lighting along the entire length of the cables. Illuminators and color wheels add interest to the lighting with constant, moving, or changing colors across the cables. Energy efficient (1.4 watts per foot) with no bulbs to burn out, the TapeLite and XpandoLite products are safe for underwater use as no electricity flows through the cables. For more information about TapeLite and XpandoLite, visit

Barry McConnell, Mouser Senior Vice President of Products, is excited about the application possibilities of the new ribbon fiber lighting. "Amphenol's release of the TapeLite and XpandoLite product lines presents endless opportunities for lighting designers. The cables are green technology, require virtually no maintenance, are inexpensive to operate, and the unique design looks great wherever they are installed. That's a lot to ask of lighting, but Amphenol has really come through," says McConnell.

Known for its broad-based product line, unsurpassed customer service, and streamlined warehouse operations, Mouser continuously offers customers the most innovative products and latest technologies for their new design projects.

Mouser Electronics is the only global distributor to publish a new page print catalog every 90 days. In addition, its website with interactive online catalog is updated daily, and searches over 5 million products to locate over a million part numbers available for easy online purchase. Plus, downloadable data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information and engineering tools.

About Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is an electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers. features more than a million products online from more than 390 manufacturers. Mouser's 2,184+ page catalog is published every 90 days, providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 280,000 customers in 170 countries from its 432,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas. For more information, visit

About Amphenol Spectra-Strip

Amphenol Spectra-Strip is the world leader in high data rate and mass terminated cables. Some registered trademarks of Amphenol Spectra-Strip include Twist 'N' Flat®, Spectra-Zip®, and SKEWCLEAR®. For more information, visit


Kevin Hess

Director of Marketing

Mouser Electronics, Inc.

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