Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 31, 2016

Reference Design for Light Projects from 3M Demonstrates Cost and Process Advantages of System Integration

Reference Design for Light Projects from 3M Demonstrates Cost and Process Advantages of System Integration 3M has selected the HSMtec pcb of Haeusermann for its integrated lighting concept. 3M combines materials, processes, and technologies recognised in the industry thus reaching a whole new level when it comes to system integration for LED applications. The LED, control electronics, heat sink, case, and reflector blend together to create a single component. A demonstrator with the shape of a hand-held lamp illustrates the diverse possibilities. Read more »

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BJB Develops COB Holders for Bridgelux V-Series Arrays | VIEW THE APPLICATION VIDEO

BJB Develops COB Holders for Bridgelux V-Series Arrays | VIEW THE APPLICATION VIDEO BJB 47.319 holders for the Bridgelux V Series arrays feature state-of-the art electro-mechanical technology. Holders help simplify the entire fixture’s assembly process and also provide numerous benefits to the overall quality, performance and lifetime of the lighting system. BJB holders and the Bridgelux V series arrays are well suited for a wide variety of applications: ranging from commercial, outdoor, industrial and residential spaces. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 29, 2015

LED Mounting Bases Introduces Tiny MCPCBs for Lumileds Luxeon Z

LED Mounting Bases' MCPCBs for Lumileds Luxeon Z is the smallest product type of its kind LED Mounting Bases launches the smallest MCPCB for ‪Luxeon Z (5mmx5mm) and ‎MCPCB for 4 LEDs Luxeon Z multi-lenses compatible, extending the range of applications. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Aug 06, 2015

Molex TermiMate™ One-Circuit Terminal-Style Connector Minimizes LED Shadowing

Molex TermiMate™, the sleek new connectors for LED lighting, help to save space and money Molex Incorporated introduces the new TermiMate™ one-circuit terminal-style connector system. Designed to minimize the shadowing effect in LED lights and TV backlighting applications, the ultra-low profile TermiMate coplanar board-to-board and wire-to-board connector reduces component and assembly costs for manufacturers. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 23, 2015

Connectors for LED–Applications in THT–Technology with White Insulator

While most standard connectors are black or grey, for LED lighting modules white connectors are advantageous to avoiding shadow effects The steadily proliferating lighting concepts using LED technology call for connectors that rely on a nearly white insulator. Black insulators will absorb a certain amount of light by their very nature. This can lead to a lighting design where shadow effects may emerge in the connector area. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | May 08, 2015

TE Connectivity Introduces Wire Connectors for OEM and Installation Markets

TE's new pre-insulated wire connectors address the need for cost-effective insulated electrical terminations TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, introduced its Pushgrip wire connectors and Snap-N-Lokwire connectors, expanding its line of general purpose and specialty connectors for building controls, LED lighting and building equipment. The wire connectors address the need for cost-effective, insulated electrical terminations in the OEM assembly and installation markets. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Apr 03, 2015

Nector M Power System Provides a New Standard for Connecting Various Lighting and Power Requirements

The Nector M power system provides power, signal and control connections meeting the UL 1977 guidelines TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, announces its newly enhanced Nector M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connections options for multiple lighting and electrical devices. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 20, 2015

TE Connectivity Adds 28x28 mm CoBs to the LUMAWISE LED Holder Series

TE's LUMAWISE LED 28x28 mm CoB LEDs solderless holder enables faster assembly and mass adoption of CoB technology TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity,introduced a new addition to its innovative line of LUMAWISE LED holders at the 2015 Strategies in Light exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new, high-performance Z50 28x28 LED holder enables the electrical, thermal, mechanical and optical connectivity of chip on board (COB) LEDs in a fixture with a solderless connection. The LED holder provides quick and easy solderless connection to support various LED brands on one platform. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 12, 2015

AVX Introduces the Lowest Profile Poke-Home Connector

AVX's new 9296 Series horizontal connector provides maximum mechanical stability & wire retention in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package, and therefore is ideal for a broad range of harsh industrial, commercial, & medical applications AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package, the new horizontal 9296 Series connector is certified to UL 1977 and CAN/CSA C22.2 specifications, and accepts any combination of 20–26AWG solid or stranded wires, providing quick, reliable, and cost effective wire-to-board termination in a broad range of harsh industrial, commercial, and medical applications. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 05, 2015

New Connectors for LED Applications with White Insulator

While most standard connectors are black or grey, for LED lighting modules white connectors are advantageous to avoiding shadow effects New LED technology-based lighting concepts increasingly call for new connectors using an almost white insulator. The normally black insulators absorb a certain amount of light by their very nature. This can lead to a lighting design where a shadow effect may emerge in the connector area. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 15, 2015

Nora Lighting Adds New Light Channels to Their Product Portfolio

Nora Lighting offers six LED Tape Light Channel models with various channel depths, including a corner model Nora Lighting introduces a new series of LED Tape Light Channels that expand the versatility of the Nora tape light product line. The channels can be recessed or surface mounted in interior walls, hallways and stairways or within railings and ceilings. They can also be mounted under cabinets for energy-saving LED lighting in homes or offices. The channels are available in 4-foot lengths, which can be joined for longer runs. Six models are offered with various channel depths, including a corner model. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 27, 2014

Hirose Introduces DF59M/S/SN Series, High Current, Low Profile, Multifunctional, Mono-Pole Connection System

Hirose's DF59M/S/SN series low profile connectors are primarily dedicated to LED lighting applications Hirose would like to announce the new DF59M/S/SN series. It is primarily dedicated for the LED lighting market but also for other applications where ultra small connectors are required. The multifunctional connector is applicable for wire-to-board power supply connections and board-to-board coplanar connections. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 14, 2014

Bender & Wirth Introduces Ultra Low Profile LED Connection Cystem

Bender & Wirth's new  low profile connection system in SMD technology is designed to avoid shadows inside the lighting fixture Bender & Wirth extends its successful LED connector line with the new version 425 for high-voltage applications. The system is suitable for 250V AC / 450V DC and keeps an insulation distance of 3mm, as recommended by the ZVEI for main volt applications. The connection system is characterized by its extremely low profile of 1,5mm in SMD technology to avoid shadows inside the lighting fixture. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Nov 04, 2014

Molex Introduces SlimRay™ Pre-Wired LED Chip-On-Board (COB) Array Holders

Molex's SlimRay™ Pre-Wired LED Chip-on-Board (CoB) array holders to deliver industry leading electrical and thermal LED connections Molex Incorporated announced today that its first SlimRay™ Pre Wired LED Chip-On-Board (COB) Array Holders reduce assembly time while increasing reliability, with compression contacts that eliminate hand soldering and simplify the LED installation process. The holder for 13.35 by 13.35mm COBs comes as a single piece in a 25.0mm diameter, low 3.15mm profile height, rated at 300 volts DC and 3.0 amps. This design allows optics to be mounted closer to the light emitting surface (LES) and the gold plated compression contacts interface with array pads for stable power connections across a wide range of environments and conditions. Read more »

Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 06, 2014

Molex Releases Plastic Substrate Interconnect for LED COB Array Holders

Plastic Substrate Interconnect for LED Chip-on-Board (COB) Arrays Molex Incorporated continues to be a leader in the Solid State Lighting (SSL) interconnect field with the addition of its Plastic Substrate Interconnect (PSI) for LED Chip-on-Board (COB) Arrays. These customizable interconnects feature a low-profile harness interface that delivers power to the array through a simple and reliable connection to a holder, or plastic substrate. With a low overall package height of ~2.00mm, Molex PSI provides a slim design for space-limited applications while minimizing substrate costs. By employing the Pico-EZmate™ harness system, the solution integrates the electrical and mechanical features with the array for a simple, solderless connection. Read more »

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J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W

J Series 5050 New P Class Versions Deliver Industry-Leading Efficacy at 1W J Series™ LEDs extend Cree’s industry-leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs to a broader set of applications. The J Series 5050 LEDs combine high efficacy and excellent value in a reliable package. Read more »

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