Universal LED Mounts are self-retaining and lead free.

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Molded from UL-rated 94V-O Nylon, SRM Series self-retaining LED mounts provide lead-free material per Directive 2002/95/EC for Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). Leads are guided through dividers within mounts to prevent possible shorting. Constructed with integrally molded standoffs, series accepts T-1, T-1¾, and rectangular LED devices and is available in 18 elevations from 0.100-0.520 in.

Original Press Release:

Bivar Introduces New Self-Retaining Universal LED Mounts to Meet Process Requirements For Pb Free Soldering in Compliance with RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances)

Irvine, CA, June 17, 2004- BivarOpto(TM), the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., has announced the immediate availability of a family of new self-retaining LED mounts expressly designed to answer an increasing sensitivity to process capable components for lead-free (Pb free) and RoHS compliant electronic products.

Molded from a new U.L. rated 94V-O Nylon, the SRM Series provides a lead-free material per Directive 2002/95/EC for Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The mounts also provide an effective solution for assembly problems where stress on LED leads is typically a problem during LED installation onto printed circuit boards. Leads are guided through dividers within the mount to prevent possible shorting.

The SRM Series accepts T-1, T-1 ¾ and rectangular LED devices, and is available in 18 elevations from 0.100" - 0.520", providing a fixture capable of precision controlled device elevation and perpendicular installation for optimum LED illumination where intended. Integrally molded standoffs enable removal of process residues that may accumulate during assembly and facilitate solder joint inspection by raising the mounted LED away from the solder joint

"This new SRM Series marks the first use of new compounds that will meet the growing focus on providing RoHS compliant electronic products globally", said Anthony Vilgiate, Vice President, Strategic Business Development. He further commented, "Through our recently established manufacturing of these and other Bivar products in our BivarAsia facilities in China, we have aligned our efforts to integrate the WEEE initiatives (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) with our recycling program globally."

The SRM Series is priced from $0.02 each in production quantities, immediately available from stock from a global network of Authorized Bivar Distributors. For more information, contact Bivar, Inc. at 1-800-772-2377, or visit www.bivar.com.

About Bivar, Inc.

Bivar has established an industry-leading position in the electronic PCB assembly and hardware industry, providing low-cost solutions for problems associated with the assembly and manufacturing process. Founded in 1965, Bivar has continually developed unique designs for the installation of PCB-mounted devices and the packaging of PCBs in enclosures and systems. In January 2004, Bivar opened "BivarAsia", with manufacturing and customer service facilities in the city of Dong Guang, in the People's Republic of China, expanding their global capabilities with immediate product and service support. Bivar's Optoelectronics Division, BivarOpto(TM), features the world's largest selections of LED mounts and assemblies, and innovative LED devices, 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 ISO9000 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; e-mail: Info@Bivar.com; Internet: www.bivar.com.

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