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Lumex's New Patent-Pending Technology Combines Surface-Mount Convenience with Through-Hole T-5MM Size Features

Lumex is announcing a new line of surface-mount technology (SMT) LEDs which provides the features and capabilities of conventional through-hole T-5mm epoxy lens LEDs. These LEDs have an off-the-board height of 11mm (0.43 inches) and occupy a circuit board footprint which is 6mm x 6mm (0.24 inches x 0.24 inches) They are available on standard 24mm tape for automatic insertion.

Lumex OctoLEDsTM patent-pending devices are the result of a manufacturing breakthrough, which makes Lumex the first to offer this class of surface-mount LEDs. Most assemblies are now moving toward SMT technology. This design would be a direct replacement to standard 5mm through-hole LEDs. Lumex OctoLEDsTM are ideal for any design that is transitioning from through-hole to SMT technology, without sacrificing any of the intensity.

Lumex OctoLEDsTM (Series Number SML-H1505xxx-TR) can be used anywhere the convenience of surface mounting is required, with the high brightness, color and viewing angle choices of standard T-5mm LEDs. Such applications include front panel, PCB status or fault indicators, as well as light bars or dot matrix arrays where each LED needs to be individually-addressable.

Not only do these new LEDs provide the mounting and assembly convenience of surface-mount technology, they also deliver a high brightness level of up to 7,000mcd (dependent on color) It is the first time that this degree of brightness has ever been available from any conventional SMT LED running at the common If of 20mA.

Lumex OctoLEDsTM are available in the full range of colors including red, yellow, green, blue, or white. Bi-color as well as RGB versions are also offered. The available variety of lens finishes open the door to different viewing angle options.

These new units can withstand soldering temperatures of up to 10 seconds at 255º C. A gradual temperature rise of 2º per second reaching 150º C is recommended.

Lumex OctoLEDsTM are RoHS compliant.

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