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Dual-Chip, Right-Angle Discrete LED Lamps Make PDAs’ Reflective Displays and Keypads Easier to View

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TORRANCE, CA — March 12, 2002 — LEDtronics® introduces Series RAB362 LED (Light Emitting Diode) illuminators for back- and edgelighting applications. Featuring two diode chips, RAB362 LEDs deliver exceptional illumination to make displ ays, keypads and legends easier to read while preserving the lightweight, compact nature of portable electronic devices. RAB362 LEDs offer a longer operating life, superior brightness, lower voltage operation, and less heat emissions when compared with alternative backlighting sources. These right angle, single-level LEDs are designed for applications where the design requires the light source to be perpendicular to the display plane. RAB362 LEDs measure x 0.362-inches (9.19mm) long x 0.043-inches (1.09mm) wide x 0.059-inches (1.5mm) high. The bi-pin design provides the stability necessary to align status indicators precisely. Series RAB362 LEDs expand the options available for backlighting personal desktop accessories, cellular telephones, keypads, palm pilots, data communication equipment, active thin-film transistor (TFT) LCDs, display legends, etc... .

Series RAB362 LEDs are available in two versions: (1) Ultra Sunlight Visible and (2) Standard Intensity. Both versions feature water-clear lenses and 120° angles. Ultra Sunlight Visible comes in ultra red (660nm, 80mcd at 20mA), super red (630nm, 140mcd at 20mA), super orange (611nm, 120mcd at 20mA), super yellow (595nm, 80mcd at 20mA), super green (574nm, 60mcd at 20mA), aqua green (525nm, 45mcd at 20mA), and super blue (470nm, 40mcd at 20mA). Standard Intensity LEDs are available in ultra red (660nm, 80mcd at 25mA), high-efficiency red (635nm, 12.5mcd at 25mA), yellow (585nm, 10.0mcd at 25mA) and high-efficiency green (567nm, 11.0mcd at 25mA).

With an average life span of 100,000-plus hours (11 years), LED lamps operate more than 20 times longer than the equivalent incandescent lamp! Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. Savings from reduced maintenance costs and downtime quickly return the investment expenditure, which are important factors to consider when evaluating the financial aspects of installing LED lamps. LED lamps produce almost no heat and require 80% - 90% less operating power than equivalent incandescents, making them as friendly to the environment as they are to the operating budget.

Founded in 1983, LEDtronicsâ leads where others only follow when it comes to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based LED Lamps, low-cost snap-in and relampable LED Lamps, high intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status indicators, surface mount diode SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs.

Prices for Series RAB362 LED Lamps range from $0.75 - $4.95 each in quantities of 100 or more depending on LED technology. For additional information on how to incorporate Series RAB362 LED Lamps into your products, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, click here to email us or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Ask for data sheet log #127. Visit our website at

Read the datasheet online at URL: Ultra-Thin Right-Angled Edge Light / Backlight LEDs

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