Standing light guides are used in applications where the PCB stands parallel to the light emitters and front panel. They feature indicators with ESD protection from 8 to 12 kV within a defined ambient temperature of -40ºC to +85ºC. Designed for use with surface-mount design LEDs, the guides are available in single guide versions up to an array of 10 guides.
Elma Offers New Standing Light Guides
FREMONT, California, May 24, 2010 – Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and LEDs, offers standing light guides for the transportation of light from a PCB to the front of a panel.
Elma’s standing light guides are typically used in applications where the PCB stands parallel to the light emitters and front panel. This includes complex indication systems which transmit the operating status or the representation of bar graphs for a device. The standing light guides feature indicators with a planar surface with a 3mm diameter. The indicators have ESD protection of 8 kV to 12kV within a defined ambient temperature of -40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius.
Elma’s standing light guides have a length that ranges from 9.6mm to 45 mm. This allows a wide range of standard sizes available for variable PCB to front panel distances. The guides also feature press-in pins that provide a stable connection to the PCB. An optional black sleeve can prevent over-emission to neighboring light guides. The vertical light guides are designed for use with surface mount design (SMD) LEDs. They come in single guide versions up to an array of ten guides.
The lead time is stock to 2 weeks ARO. Elma also offers flexible and lying light guides in addition to various SMD and panel-mount LEDs.
For more information on Elma’s LEDs, switches, knobs, and custom design services, please contact Mark Thorsell at 510-683-8428.
Posted by Lee Mather
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