San Diego - Visual Communications Co.'s 5-mm CMC285 and 3-mm SMC130 standard LED clip and ring mounts have been designed to increase the viewing angle of an LED from 90 degrees to 180 degrees .
By changing the material from black polypropylene to transparent clear polycarbonate, LED light can be transmitted and reflected off the clip mounts' surfaces, increasing LED viewing angle and the apparent size of the lighted area.
The clips are open-ended, so no distortion is introduced into the path of the IR light beam to interfere with the reception of the photodetector, the company said. Moreover, when the black-colored mount is used, the scheme keeps intrusive refracted light from entering into the photodetector diode.
Both monochrome and multicolor 2- and 5-mm LEDs can be mounted and displayed. Panel mounting is eased because the mounts can be used with LEDs or a panel-to-circuit-board interconnect cable. When soldered directly to the board, the mount acts as a grommet on the display panel.
VCC is offering the CMC285 and SMC130 in clear or black polycarbonate at prices starting at 5 cents in quantities of 10,000. Delivery is stock to two weeks.
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