San Jose, Calif. Avago Technologies has announced a new series of Extra Bright II oval red, green and blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the electronic signs and signals (ESS) market. The 4- and 5-mm oval through-hole LED lamps have been specifically designed for use in full color ESS applications such as passenger signs, variable message signs, scoreboards and channel lighting.
The HLMP-Lx63 (4 mm) and HLMP-Hx63 (5 mm) series of LEDs provide an oval-shaped radiation pattern, wide viewing angle and high illumination intensity to make display characters viewable from any angle in bright sunlight. Typical viewing angles are 40 x 100 degrees for the 5-mm oval LEDs, and 50 x 100 degrees for the 4-mm oval devices.
The LED lamps also have a very smooth, matched radiation pattern to ensure consistent color mixing in full color applications, and each lamp is made with advanced optical grade epoxy to offer superior high temperature and high moisture resistance in outdoor ESS applications, said Avago. The operating temperature range is -40°C to 100°C for the red LEDs and -40&Deg;C to 85°C for the blue and green LEDs.
With the HLMP-Lx63 and HLMP-Hx63 series of extra-bright 4- and 5-mm oval through-hole LED lamps, electronic signs can be designed using fewer individual LEDs to provide equivalent brightness, or signs can be designed with the same number of LEDs to provide substantially higher brightness levels for better readability and contrast, said Avago.
The lead spacing and packages are compatible with conventional high-brightness 4- and 5- mm standard and miniature oval-pattern LED lamps. The extra-bright HLMP-Lx63 and HLMP-Hx63 LEDs are supplied in Avago's precision optical performance molded packages to offer high brightness and low-power consumption.
Pricing: The red (HLMP-LD63 and HLMP-HG63) LEDs are priced at $0.20 each while the blue (HLMP-LB63 and HLMP-HB63) and green (HLMP-LM63 and HLMP-HM63) are priced at $0.45 each in quantities of 10,000.
Availability: Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
Product information: LEDs and display backlighting
Datasheets: 4-mm oval LEDs, HLMP-HB63, HM63 5-mm oval LEDs, and HLMP-HG63 5-mm oval LEDs
Avago Technologies, 1-800-235-0312, www.avagotech.com