Lumex has launched its surface-mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LEDs in a compact package measuring 1 x 1 x 0.25 mm. Suitable for use in multicolor LED indicator applications in restricted spaces, they combine good visual performance and low energy requirements. The optimized, fully automated production process that is used to produce the LEDs generates up to 25% cost savings, compared with alternative technologies, according to the company. Applications include communications equipment; personal electronics (cell phone indicators, backlights for display screens and keypads); portable medical devices (pulse oximeters, defibrillators, glucometers); and backlighting for LCDs. The LEDs produce bright colors and a 120° viewing angle. Their low energy consumption simplifies heat dissipation.