QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LEDs
Jan 2011LumexRequest Info
PALATINE, Ill., Jan. 13, 2011 — Lumex has launched its surface-mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LEDs in a compact package measuring 1 × 1 × 0.25 mm and suitable for use in multicolor LED indicator applications in restricted spaces. The optimized, fully-automated production process used to produce the LEDs also generates up to 25% cost savings compared to alternative technologies, according to the company.
They combine good visual performance and low energy requirements for multicolor LED indicator applications including communications equipment (servers, networks, gateways, headsets, phone equipment, handheld communication devices); personal electronics (cell phone indicators, backlights for display screens and keypads); portable medical devices (pulse oximeters, defribulators, glucometers); and backlighting for LCDs, switches and decorative lighting.
The LEDs produce bright colors and a 120° viewing angle. Low energy consumption simplifies heat dissipation, and the devices provide reliable performance at low current outputs of 30, 25 and 10 mA, respectively, for red, green and blue.
They offer several opportunities for cost and real estate savings. The use of a single 0404 can result in up to a 30% cost savings as well as a 70% real estate savings compared to the use of individual red, green and blue packages. Replacing three parts with a single part number also simplifies ordering and maintenance processes.
The RoHS-compliant LEDs (part number SML-LX0404SIUPGUSB) have an operating temperature range from -40 to 85 °C. Samples of these devices are available from stock, with production quantities in 10-12 weeks. Pricing is dependent upon quantity ordered.