Palo Alto, Calif. Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a new family of high-brightness, white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in PLCC-2 (plastic leaded chip carrier) and Power PLCC-4 surface-mount packages. These white LEDs are drop-in replacements for the Osram TopLED and Power TopLED products in automotive interior lighting applications.
Complementing Agilent’s existing AlInGaP and InGaN color PLCC-2 and PLCC-4 LEDs, the new InGaN white LEDs provide customers with a complete LED offering in PLCC packaging. In the PLCC-2 package, the new HSMW-A101-R50J1 provides 100 millicandela (mcd) minimum luminous intensity (Iv) and the HSMW-A100-T50J1 provides 250 mcd minimum Iv. The Iv specifications are based on both products operating at 20 mA forward current. In the Power PLCC-4 package, the new HSMW-A400-U00M2 provides 400 mcd minimum Iv when operating at 30 mA forward current.
The new HSMW-A10xx and HSMW-A40xx series white SMT LEDs feature a super-wide 120-degree viewing angle, making them suitable for panel, pushbutton, or general backlighting in automotive interiors. They operate over a temperature range of -40° to 100°C to ensure reliability in harsh automotive environments.
In addition, their flat top-emitting surface makes it easy to mate with light pipes. With a built-in reflector increasing the intensity of the light output, these LEDs are also well suited for automotive ambient lighting such as vanity mirror lights, cabin lights/dome lights, and car-door puddle lights. Other applications include panel, pushbutton, or general backlighting in office and industrial equipment and home appliances, variable message signs, and indoor/outdoor ambient lighting for businesses and residences.
To facilitate pick-and-place assembly, the LEDs are packed in EIA-compliant tape and reel, and every reel is shipped with devices selected for uniformity of brightness and color, according to the company. These LEDs are compatible with infrared solder reflow and through-the-wave soldering processes.
Pricing for the PLCC SMT white LEDs range from $0.23 to $0.34 each in high-volume quantities. Delivery is four weeks for samples and production quantities.
Agilent Technologies, 1-800-235-0312, www.agilent.com/view/led
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