Solid-State Backlight has 180° emission angle.

Press Release Summary:

Model SSB-COB6929SGW7900 uses 50 LEDs to illuminate LCDs and other displays that require uniform light over an area of 2.83 x 1.18 in. Product offers immunity to shock and vibration and requires minimal physical space. With LED chips and light-management packaging, backlight emits light from primary face as well as from its sides. Unit measures 0.26 in thick with 72.5 x 30 mm footprint. Any color of backlight can be generated through selection of LED chips.

Original Press Release:

Lumex Introduces Solid-State Backlight with 180° Emission Angle for LCDs, Displays, and All Backlight Applications

PALATINE, IL--Lumex, Inc. is announcing its new solid-state backlight for illuminating liquid crystal displays--or any display requiring uniform light over an area of 72mm x 30mm (2.83-inch x 1.18-inch). The SSB-COB6929SGW7900 backlight uses 50 LEDs to provide light over a wide emission angle of 180°. Compared to conventional fluorescent or incandescent backlights, the new Lumex unit provides a much longer operational life, greater immunity to shock and vibration, and it requires less physical space.

A combination of state-of-the-art LED chips and innovative light-management packaging, this backlight emits light from not only its primary face, but also from its sides. The result is an exceptionally wide angle of light emission. Lumex's 180° solid-state backlight is just 6.5mm (0.26-inch) thick. Its total footprint measures 72.5mm x 30mm--just 0.5mm (0.02-inch) wider than the light-emitting surface itself. The unit is powered by 24VDC at 65mA, for a total power consumption of 1.56 watts. Any color of backlight can be generated through the selection of LED chips to match a customer's requirements.

Production quantities of application-specific units are available in 8 - 10 weeks. Pricing starts at $10.79 each in quantities of 1,000 pieces, and varies depending on color chosen, options specified and quantity ordered.

For more information on Lumex's 180° solid-state backlight, visit For information on any Lumex product, visit, or in North America contact, Lumex, Inc., Sales Department, 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 USA. Phone: 1-800-278-5666. FAX: 1-800-944-2790. E-mail: World Wide Web: In Asia, contact Lumex's Asian Pacific Headquarters at 3F, No. 972, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chudung, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC. Phone: +866-3-582-1124. FAX: +886-3-582-1154. World Wide Web (in Chinese):

Lumex Inc., is a leading designer, distributor and manufacturer 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 communication. Lumex now offers over 8,000 items, with an emphasis on custom and application-specific parts for the North American and European markets.

The company is headquartered in Palatine, Illinois and Chudung Hsinchu, Hsien, 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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