Thursday, August 16, 2012

Market-Leading Compact SMD RGB LED Package Size Offers Cost and Energy Savings

Lumex announces the global launch of the surface mounted QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED. The QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED’s compact 1.0mm x 1.00mm x 0.25mm package size is the smallest RGB LED package available today and is ideally suited for multicolor LED indicator applications in restricted spaces. The optimized, fully-automated production process used to produce the QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED also generates up to 25% cost savings compared to alternative 0404 RGB LED technologies.

The QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED combines excellent visual performance, low energy requirements and compact size making the technology ideally suited 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 device (pulse oximeters, defribulators, glucometers);
  •     Backlighting (backlighting for LCDs, switches, decorative lighting)
“As technologies become more advanced, full color indicator lights play a key role in communicating  a wide range of different status messages to users,” explained Kay Fernandez, Product Technology Manager at Lumex. “With market-leading compact size and efficient production processes – the QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED allows brands to cost effectively and space efficiently integrate full color RGB indicator lights into their products.”

The QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED provides excellent visual performance with bright colors and a 120° viewing angle. Low energy consumption simplifies heat dissipation as the QuasarBrite RGB LED provides reliable performance at low current outputs (30/25/10 mA respectively for R/G/B).

The QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LED also provides 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 QuasarBrite 0404 RGB LEDs (part number SML-LX0404SIUPGUSB) have an operating temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. Samples of these devices are available from stock, with production quantities in 10-12 weeks.  Pricing is dependent on quantity ordered, and ranges from $0.25 to $0.50 per unit in production quantities.

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